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Best things to do in Vila Nova de Milfontes

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Portuguese Restaurant
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“The unhurried cuisine is one of its strong points. Everything is made on the spot, which is ascertained by way of the quality of the moist tomato or coriander rice. The wine cellar with over a thousand bottles, especially from Alentejo and Douro, deserves our attention. Emblematic dish :The prawn açorda, made with yesterday’s bread to honour tradition, with the herbs that Alentejo cuisine dictates. The egg yolk is served raw and by mixing it into the dough with coriander and garlic, the dough and the egg become creamy. The queen of the desserts is sericaia but homemade chocolate mousse and crème caramel competently summon up the kitchens of the past. The service is friendly and eficiente. ”
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Administrative Area Level 3
“Milfontes is a coastal town at the west-coast. It's at the beach with a few beach bars where you can relax and have something to eat. The town itself has to offer a couple of shops where you can buy souvenirs for your friends and family, buy some surfing gear if you'd like, or some local products. Milfontes is a great day trip to do when you are staying at our property. It's about an hour drive.”
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Restaurant
“Amazing tipical Alentejo food for a very reasonable price. Be bold and try the Percebes as a start and "Caldeirada" for the main dish (fish stew)”
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Restaurant
“The food and the views! This is THE best place to eat out in Vila Nova. Not the cheapest but the best. The menu is varied and truly fresh, flavoursome and delicious. Good wine list too. The service is lovely. The hostess Sofia is lovely and the chef gifted. Sit outside and just relish the moment. And your dinner! ”
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Restaurant
“Fabulous simple grilled fish. The best view you can have in Milfontes for a sunset dinner”
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Establishment
“The best ice-cream! Ever. There are always queues. But hang in there. The ice-cream is proper.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“Go to Silva's for just about anything you need. Fruit, veg, all sorts of groceries, wine etc etc. Good prices too. ”
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Bar
“ One of Vila Nova’s best spots for a night out, this place has fun parties (including the odd costume event), with DJs spinning wide-ranging sounds including Kizomba, the latest dance craze from Angola.”
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Natural Feature
“The Praia do Malhão is wide open sandy beach just over 5km to the north of Vila Nova de Milfontes. Set within the Southwest Alentejo Natural Park development here is prohibited so this is as wild and unspoiled beach as you will find on this coast. This beach will appeal to beachgoers seeking a relatively remote spot with plenty of empty space not those expecting all the facilities close at hand. There are no cafes, lifeguards or sun-loungers here, just endless sand. What you will often find here are a handful fishermen and towards the northern end of the beach a few naturists. Exposed to the full power of the Atlantic waves Praia do Malhão is also a popular spot with surfers given the right ”
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Bar
“À noite não deixe de tomar um gin, no bar mais simpático e cool de Milfontes.”
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Establishment
“This is a mixture of a baker's and a grocery store, and of course it gets packed at certain times of the day, but that's no reason to avoid it in any way! If you go for the sweets and cakes, please control yourself, of you won't resist a single one! We love this place the cakes are amazing, so fresh and beautiful and very reasonably priced. They also have Savory pastries like Duck pies and Chicken Pies, puff pastries, sandwiches and and soups. The service is also very good with very friendly and helpful staff and you don't have to wait long either, plus the actual Cafe Ambiance is very nice.”
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Point of Interest
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Beach
“Its wilderness beauty makes it a favorite for surfers and families. About 5kms north from Milfontes, its extensive sands make it possible for one to be relaxed everywhere.”
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Point of Interest
“ Ideal para crianças em qualquer das margens. Do melhor para canoagem e SUP. ”
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Restaurant
“18 e Piques is a coffeeshop that have great breakfasts, light meals and fantastic toasts; also is a regional products grocery store. ”
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