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Things to Do In Odemira
Visit Vila Nova de Milfontes and relax on Furnas Beach, located on the southern side of the estuary of the Mira River. It can be reached either by car or by ferry. This sandy beach with shallow waters is a favourite place for those travelling with families. If you want to try some canoeing, then take a trip to the nearby Franquia Beach, which is famed for its calm waters.
Discover the Bridge of Santa Clara, built in the 18th Century. It is known as the Roman Bridge, and offers beautiful mountain views. Book your hotel near Sao Teotonio parish with its stunning landscapes and beaches. During the Summer, thousands of people head to the village of Zambujeira do Mar to attend the Southwest Musical Festival with live performances from top pop and rock bands. Zambujeira do Mar Beach is one of the most popular beaches among tourists and an ideal place for surfing and bodyboarding.
Enjoy the views from Sardao Cape’s Lighthouse, built in 1915, with a tower that stand 17 meters high. This is an amazing spot to look over the cliffs that plunge steeply down to the sea and its surrounding stunning landscape views.
Spend a day on Amoreiras beach, at the mouth of the Aljezur River. When conditions are right, this is a popular spot for surfing and bodyboarding.
Relax and enjoy the slow paced rhythm of life in Costa Vicentina Nature Park. There are several guided ecotours available in the area.
Food and Drink
Taste the local cuisine, which includes dishes such as dogfish soup, seafood rice and lamb stew. Don’t forget to try the local sweets including the delicious ‘Sericaia’, made with eggs and cinnamon. Local wines are plentiful and full-bodied.
There is a bus service that provides a connection between Lagos and the municipality of Odemira, which takes 80 minutes. However, most visitors prefer to rent a car to explore this destination at their own pace.