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Aljezur, the genuine Algarve

Archaeological sites confirm man's presence in the area since prehistoric times, most notably for a period around 4,000 BC and during the Bronze Age .We can be sure that the Romans and Berbers had other reasons to come to Aljezur than surfing or to try the sweet potato. The name Aljezur comes from Aljuzur, the Arabic meaning of Islands. Overlooking the town is a ruin of a Moorish fortress. A visit on the hill and learning about the function and history of this historic monument can be combined with a visit to one of the local museums.

Some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Stunning coastlines with cliffs appearing in front of the observer like masterpieces placed in the Louvre of Paris. Waves, that want every surfer in the world to forget about a daytime job. And unspoiled terrain, these are the ingredients that make this area unforgettable, placing it forever in the mind of every visitor.

The Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina is the guaranty for preservation of this genuine part of the West Algarve. One will not find hotel or apartment buildings lined up along the coast of Aljezur, or having to fight for a nice spot on the beach.

The “Rota Vicentina” is a long distance path along the south west coast of Portugal, between the city of Santiago do Cacém and the Cape of St. Vincent, more than 340 km to walk along one of the most beautiful and best preserved coast lines of southern Europe.

A paradise for bird watchers, this part of SW Europe offers the stage for numerous birds. Horseback riding, donkey tours, mountain biking, rock climbing, surfing, or, just relaxing in the southern sun, either on one of the many beautiful beaches or just at a peaceful spot you discovered for yourself while exploring the countryside.

Did we mention the local cuisine? How about one of the famous dishes offered in Aljezur? Batata doce com polvo. Sweet potato with octopus. The Atlantic houses some of the best seafood and fishes, some of the catch even lands in the kitchens of New York’s finest restaurants. The local restaurants of Aljezur use native products to create mouthwatering dishes and let you be part of the traditional southern Portuguese cuisine.