Set in the Parque Natural da Costa Vicentina, the West Coast of Portugal´s Algarve is a unique location with a distinctive Atlantic flavour where you can experience the simple joy of sun, sea and living, breath-taking nature, incredible beaches and delicious gastronomy.
The area is also known for its truly unique combination of golden coastlines and beautiful rural countryside. Its thousands of species of flora and fauna make it the perfect holiday destination for interests such as photography, painting, nature and bird watching, walking and other outdoor pursuits. There are more than 22 beautiful beaches within a 15 minute drive of sagres with stunning views from the cliff tops all around the coastline.
The area has a long cultural heritage with strong links to the Great Discoveries and Prince Henry the Navigator. Nearby is the most southwesterly point in Europe Cape St Vincent, where legend has it that the martyr Saint Vincent and his relics were mysteriously transported by ravens from the Holy Land to the Cape and subsequently guarded by them.
The 15th century Fortaleza (fort) in Sagres is said to be built on the site of Henry the Navigator´s school of navigation, partially destroyed by Sir Francis Drake in the 16th century, the fort has been restored and inside the grounds there is a 16th Century chapel and a small museum.
We believe that we all have a responsibility to ensure that resources are protected for the next generation and to help minimise our impact on the environment, we strongly encourage guests to recycle during their stay. In Portugal recycling is not only popular, but very much taken to heart and there are many recycling points provided by the local councils.