Comporta village is located at the base of the Troia peninsula in the municipality of Alcacer do Sal in the district of Setubal in Portugal which is positioned within one of the most privileged regions of the country, the Alentejo Coast Region. Although incorrect, many people also refer to Comporta as being in the municipality of Grandola which is also in the district of Setubal.
Comporta is an idyllic traditional Portuguese village and parish that time may have passed by and was once a typical hub of agricultural activity with workers brought in from all over Portugal to work her lands throughout the seeding and harvesting seasons. Comporta can trace her history to Neolithic man with the area also being a strategic outpost for the Roman Empire. In fact just up the coast along the Troia peninsula, ruins can still be seen to this day which highlights the importance that the Romans gave to both fishing and salting within this vicinity.
Nowadays, the area is still a hive of agricultural production with her best crops now being those of both rice and her superb vines. In fact under the influence of the largest land owner in the area the Herdade da Comporta produce some of the fine wines. The village occupies an amazing position at the side of the Sado Estuary and is only a five minute walk from the famous beach which takes her name. Many of the local beaches have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Award year after year.
The parish is home to around 1500 inhabitants includes Brejos da Carregueira, Cambada, Carrasqueira, Comporta, Figueiral, Moitinha, Murta, Possanco, Torre, and Torroal has always been a centre of attraction for the wealthier Portuguese families who have spent many a vacation here with many of them purchasing one of their vacation properties in Comporta. Due to this glorious and privileged location many foreign nationals have also purchased property here with many of them choosing some of the spectacular larger Quinta type properties.
There are a variety of activities to pursue including horse riding, fishing, hunting, sailing, diving, cycling, golf, bird watching and many others with each season offering something new. Within the village itself you’ll find a number of inexpensive restaurants that are open throughout the year and local boutiques where you will be able to purchase everything you require for your stay here. The two comporta golf courses opening shortly are Comporta Dunes and Comporta Links which will offer an array of Comporta Golf Property for Sale.
If you wish to enjoy a romantic sunset dinner on the beach then may we suggest Comporta Cafe, where you'll be delighted with an array of aromatic shell and seafood dishes and should you have a sweetened tooth, then desserts that are to die for. The best restaurant in the area which almost looks like a roadside café is Dona Bia’s where you are guaranteed some of the finest fish that you will have ever eaten and to boot at a reasonable price when compared with many of the restaurants that are located within the typical tourist destinations such as the Algarve.
Beaches in Comporta
The beaches in Comporta are some of Portugals most stunning places to relax. The golden beaches along the shore make this a beautiful holiday destination where you may visit Troia, Soltroia, Comporta, Brejos, Carvalhal, Pego, Raposa, Pinheirinho, Aberta Nova and Melides.
Comporta Holiday Homes
A small selection of rental homes throughout the Comporta area. Be aware, if you are bookng a summer vacation, we recommend you book early to avoid disappointment. These are only a few of the holiday homes that we have. If you require something different, simply ask
Shopping in Comporta
The entire commercial community in Comporta, Carrasqueira and Carvalhal for ladies and gent's apparel and accessories including news agents, banks, pharmacies, Supermarkets, hardware and more
Restaurants in Comporta
The restaurants in Comporta offer some of the best gastronomy throughout all of the Alentejo and Portugal and you will be delighted and pleasantly surprised with the variety and quality of fish, shellfish and meat dishes available. All of the restaurants are good, however some of them are exceptional
Golf Courses in Comporta
There will eventually be four golf courses in and around Comporta
Troia golf is quite a difficult course and open all year, Comporta Dunes is under construction, whilst Comporta Links has planning approved but is yet to be started. The Golf course near Pinheirinho beach is finished and awaiting new management
Herdade da Comporta
The Herdade da Comporta is a private estate which encompasses 12,500 hectares of stunning nature reserve. HdC is positioned between the Sado Estuary and the Atlantic Ocean with miles of unspoilt coast. The backdrops to the estate include the Serra da Arrabida nature Reserve and the mountains in Grandola
Horse Riding in Comporta
Have a marvelous time in Comporta with Jose Ribeira and Cavalos na Areia. Gallop along the stunning beaches in or simply enjoy trekking amidst nature at her best.
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