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Sagres

Travel Guide
Cape St. Vincent Lighthouse showing general coastal views, a sunset and a lighthouse

Sagres is the most southwesterly settlement in the Algarve and is home to some of the most impressive landscapes in the region.

Visitors come to Sagres for its stunning beaches, notably the Martinhal Beach with spectacular views. It’s a city for families, surfers, divers, cyclers, fishermen or simply tranquillity seekers.

Cabo São VicenteCape St. Vicent is about 6 km from Sagres, on the Vincentine Coast, right next to Sagres Point. This cape with its vertical cliffs dropping down into the Atlantic and amazing sunset views is a popular landmark. From here, you’ll be able to spot the area’s rich marine life and nesting birds. There’s also a lighthouse that was built in 1846, over the ruins of a 16th Century Franciscan convent, which is now a museum that tells the story of Portugal’s maritime history.

BeachesSituated to the north of the Cape St. Vincent is Tonel Beach. Thanks to its lively waves it’s popular amongst surfers and paragliders. Still, it’s a great place to relax, and is equally attractive to those who are looking for a little rest and relaxation in a quiet spot. Other family favourites include Mareta and Martinhal beaches.

Food and DrinksBeing a coastal town, it no surprise that fresh fish is the main event when it comes to the local cuisine, with speciality dishes like gooseneck barnacles, cuttlefish or fried moray eel. The town square, Praça da Republica, is where you’ll find all the best restaurants. Sagres is also famous for its spirits like Aguardente, a Portuguese brandy, and Medronho, which is made from the strawberry like fruit of the arbutus. Popular desserts include arroz doce (rice pudding) and tarte de amêndoa (almond tart).

ShoppingIn Sagres there are plenty of shops selling artisan plates and locally made pottery. Near the lighthouse you’ll find merchants selling all sorts of items from clothes to fresh food. On Fridays there’s a fleamarket in Vila do Bispo, selling fresh vegetables, fruit, clothing, textiles, shoes and household items.

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3 out of 5
Rua Infante Dom Henrique, Sagres
The price is £64 per night from 29 Jul to 29 Jul
Situated in Sagres, this beach aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mareta Beach and Baleeira Beach. Tonel Beach and Church of Lady of our Grace are also ...
3.8/5Good! (72 reviews)
"It is a very old apartment with furniture removed from a horror movie, the sofas in the living room are uncomfortable, the blackout curtains let in the light, the mattress on the bed is uncomfortable, which does not allow a restful sleep. There is no electric coffee maker, kitchen utensils are few ..."

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2020

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Memmo Baleeira Hotel
Memmo Baleeira Hotel
4 out of 5
Sitio da Baleeira, Sagres
The price is £154 per night from 7 Aug to 7 Aug
Situated by the sea, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Baleeira Beach and Mareta Beach. Martinhal Beach and Tonel Beach are also within 1 mile (2 ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (421 reviews)
A beautiful hotel
"We loved this hotel, from its friendly staff to its convenient location, beautiful rooms and outdoor areas. Everything was perfect. The only downside was the pool area, which had its relaxed vibe ruined by hysterical kids. In my opinion, this hotel should be for adults only."

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

Memmo Baleeira Hotel
Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort
Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort
5 out of 5
Quinta do Martinhal, Apartado 54, Sagres
The price is £365 per night from 26 Jul to 26 Jul
Located in Sagres, this beachfront resort is in a national park and within 1 mi (2 km) of Martinhal Beach and Baleeira Beach. Mareta Beach and Tonel Beach are ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (180 reviews)
"Beautiful location and setting. Great for small children. Bit of a walk to get in to town and local taxis very expensive."

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2020

Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Pontalaia Apartamentos Turisticos
Pontalaia Apartamentos Turisticos
4 out of 5
Rua Patrao Antonio Faustino, Sagres
The price is £97 per night from 29 Jul to 29 Jul
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mareta Beach and Baleeira Beach. Tonel Beach and Church of Lady of our Grace are also ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Great 3 night stay in Sagres
"Great location with views down to the sea, 5mins walk to the local Spar for shopping, 10mins to the main restaurants and bars. Very clean. Pool was nice. We stayed in apartment with partial sea view - very spacious. Some of the furniture could be improved indoors - but very good value for money. ..."

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2020

Pontalaia Apartamentos Turisticos
Close to Mareta Beach & Restaurants, 3 Bed Villa, Private Pool, Sagres
Close to Mareta Beach & Restaurants, 3 Bed Villa, Private Pool, Sagres
Rua do Mercado, Sagres, Faro District
Situated by the ocean, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Mareta Beach, Tonel Beach and Baleeira Beach. Church of Lady of our Grace and Sagres Fortress ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Perfect holiday house
"Visited Sagres many times. This was the first stay in this property. All great and would definitely recommend."

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2019

Close to Mareta Beach & Restaurants, 3 Bed Villa, Private Pool, Sagres
Don Tenorio Aparthotel
Don Tenorio Aparthotel
3 out of 5
Rua do Norte, Sagres
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tonel Beach and Mareta Beach. Church of Lady of our Grace and Sagres Fortress are also ...
3.2/5 (101 reviews)
"Cons: Service was brusque, amenities were minimal, fridge did not work, was advised in rules that must wash dishes but no dishwashing equipment was provided, decor very dated. Pros: generally pretty clean, good breakfast provided, nice pool area, lifts in place which was helpful with luggage."

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2019

Don Tenorio Aparthotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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