Blue Coast Portugal
Blue Coast (Alentejo Litoral)
Stretching from the tip of Costa da Caparica with her views to Troia peninsula, all the way down to the tip of the Algarve, the Blue Coast of Alentejo throughout her different seasons is home to almost two hundred species of birds including the stork, the Harrier and the heron, and at one time was an influential area both for Bronze Age Man and at a much later stage the Roman Empire.
Even today the Roman ruins may be visited with the assistance of a guide on the first Saturday of every month, where you will see the Roman spas, shrines and hippodrome. From here you may travel the single road onto to Comporta, Carvalhal and Melides, passing through a number of small villages and roadside towns. You will travel through some of the prettiest terrain and will marvel at the scenic beauty where the ocean touches the shore majestically mingling the blue of the ocean and the green of the landscape.
Along your Costa Azul journey you will see much agricultural cultivation including rice, grass, vegetable fields, fruit groves, vines and cork oaks all winding the coast as you head south, and not forgetting the Blue Coast beaches of unrivalled charm and peace. As you move further south along the Alentejo coastline you will pass the deep water port of Sines and onto Porto Covo, and Vila Novo Mil Fontes along the St Vincent coast.
The cultural diversity of the Blue Coast villages and people with their unique and individual festivals and fairs will enable you to enjoy and celebrate every day as each town and city has its own historical story which can be seen in their costume, customs, manor homes and castles; with pilgrimage taken at the local churches, chapels, and shrines. For your pleasure you may enjoy a selection of activities which include sailing, kayaking, surfing, windsurf, water-ski, motor-boat cruising, scuba diving, on or offshore angling and horse riding, to suggest but a few.
One of your most enjoyable experiences will be found at the dining table, the Blue Coast of Portugal has some of the richest and most delightfully tasting menus to be found throughout the whole of the country; and add to this a variety of superb wines which are produced locally throughout the area and your time here will be a memorable journey that lasts forever.