sagres & surroundings
Sagres is a vital small town (inhabitants: 1900, counted in 2011) right next to the seaside offering 4 great
The town is part of the "Parque Natural do Sudoeste/Algarve" and this might preserve the coastline from huge tourist blocks.
Sagres is very agile and marked by interesting contrasts.
You can spot new, modern architecture right next to run-down buildings.
An old fisherman having a galão (coffee with milk) near to the hot surfer lounge is a frequent view.
A few portuguese words will always be payed with a huge smile.
Anyway communicatin in english is possible nearly everywhere and in most restaurants the menu is multi-lingual.
Various bars and restaurants, some located directly on the beach, serve delicious drinks and
Try the typical portuguese "Frango" (grilled chicken) or any kind of fresh grilled fish/meat
besides a cold Sagres beer (which is not brewed here) or vinho verde and a shot of Medronho (traditional schnapps).
We highly recommend the "Holi Diwali" indian restaurant 2 minutes by feet. Extremely tasty, word!
You`ll find good italien or mexican food and the omnipresent burger, too.
Vegetarian is still rare but lately increasingly offered.
Do you like live music? Try Aqua Salgada, Three Little Birds, Dromedario,The Hangout.
Sagres is well known as "Surf City". There are several surf schools and surf shops in town.
The amazing nature and the impressing coastline are also perfect for hiking and nordic walking.
You can start boat trips from the harbour or book lessons in one of the diving schools.
In the last few years biking becomes more popular in Portugal.
Take a short trip to the lighthouse Cabo de São Vicente (best sunsets ever!)
or visit the Fortaleza de Sagres.
In case you like our coloured bed covers - you can buy them here!
Touring buses also love the spot...
For more activities (yoga, horse riding, wellness...) and further information check out:
The weather in Sagres is mediterranean and temperatures can reach 40 degrees in summer.
Even though take along a windbreaker jacket at any season.
While the breeze is very pleasing in summer, Sagres is well known for intense storms, too.
During the season most of the beaches are guarded.
However: always observe your children! The Atlantic can be a powerful beast.
Distances from CASA NORTE:
Beaches in Sagres:
Praia do Tonel: ca.1,4 km
Praia do Mareta: ca. 1,4 km (very good for families/children)
Praia do Martinhal: ca. 1,6 km (very good for families/children)
Praia do Beliche: ca. 3,2 km (a bit hard to reach via stairways)
Foodmarket hall = Mercado: (fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, local products!): 5 minutes by feet
Intermarché: 2 minutes by feet
Small Spar: 10 minutes by feet
Lidl: Vila do Bispo, 8 km
Various Restaurants and Bars: 2-20 minutes by feet
Rent a bike at our favorite shop Sagres Bicycle And Company
or for example near mareta beach in front of the Tourist Information.
Faro (airport): 115 km
There is a bus connection between Faro and Sagres. We`ve never used it and recomment a rental car.
Lisbon (airport): 324 km
Lagos: 30 km (very nice old town)
The local Eva-bus to Lagos takes 1 hour and it is 4,- euros one way
Portimão: 56 km
Serra de Monchique (mountains+water source+city) : 67 km
Albufeira da Barragem de Odiáxere (water reservoir): ca. 42 km
Awesome beaches/nature/cities around Sagres:
Praia do Amado/Carrapateira, Zavial, Ingrina, Salema, Burgau, Luz, Cordoama, Castelejo, Arrifana, Lagos, Portimão, Figuera