8 of the Most Popular Things to Do in Comporta, Portugal

Many of the vacation areas in Portugal have not become overly touristy and crowded. If you are tired of spending your holiday vacation in the Algarve, where the region has been modernized to the point it has upscale luxury resorts, shopping centers, restaurants, golf courses, and nightclubs, then you will want to check out Comporta, Portugal.

The village, Comporta is tucked neatly away on a narrow strip of land that is at the beginning of the Tróia Peninsula and expands towards Alcacer do Sal and Grandola, covering some 14,000 hectares, at only an hour's drive south of Lisbon. You can enjoy beaches that seem endless, paddy fields, and pine forests, all in this area that has not been overrun with modernization and tourists. It is the hidden gem of the Portugal Coast.

The area is a popular destination for many celebrities looking to escape the paparazzi. Plus, it offers natural beauty with clean beaches that are not overcrowded. Part of the reason Comporta, Portugal has not been developed like other areas is due to strict development laws that keep modernization in check and away from the beaches, forests, and paddy fields.

sandy beach in Portugal

Due to the strict development practices, Comporta has remained a paradise with plenty to see and enjoy while visiting. Some of the most popular things to do in Comporta when not spending time on the pristine beaches include:

Due to the strict development practices, Comporta has remained a paradise with plenty to see and enjoy while visiting. Some of the most popular things to do in Comporta when not spending time on the pristine beaches include:

1. Bird Watching

There are plenty of stunning birds you can enjoy watching. You can take a stroll through the Sado Estuary to check out a variety of birds like flamingos, storks, and herons.

2. Horseback Riding and Outdoor Activities

You can ride horses down the beach. You can also get surf lessons and paddleboard lessons, as well as rent surfboards and paddleboards. Want to stretch your legs?  You can rent bicycles to ride up and down the coast to explore the various towns that make up Comporta.

3. Dolphin Watching

Also part of the Sado Estuary is an area of freshwater that is home to a pod of bottlenose dolphins. You can relax on the shore while enjoying these beautiful animals.

4. Casa da Cultura

This refurbished cinema and rice barn offers access to local artisans. You can explore various exhibitions, as well as browse through different pop-up shops. You can discover artwork, handmade wares, and more to take home or use to decorate your Portugal vacation home.

5. Wine-Tasting

Portugal has vineyards where various types of wines are made. You can enjoy a day of wine-tasting the local wines while learning more about the vineyards.

6. Comporta Yoga Shala

This open-walled but covered outdoor space provides a stunning area to enjoy yoga. It is located near the forest and provides great views of the sand dunes and paddy fields. You can enjoy watching the sun rise while taking in the beauty of Comporta.

7. Casual to Upscale Dining

Whether you have kids, want to go casual, or dress up and enjoy an upscale dining experience, there are plenty of local restaurants to choose from like the casual Restaurante O Dinis, which offers children’s play areas right off the restaurant’s deck. Come prepared to sample a wide array of flavorful seafood dishes no matter where you dine.

Table of fresh fish, seafood, and garnish

8. Browse Property for Sale in Portugal

Many people fall in love with Comporta after their first visit to the area. They take time out of their holiday to explore properties for sale in Portugal, including Comporta and Lisbon, to find the perfect vacation home. Other people find the perfect property and end up moving to Comporta to enjoy the serene beauty of the region year-round.

For help finding the perfect home to buy in Comporta, Lisbon or other areas in Portugal, please feel free to contact the real estate agents in Portugal at Living Portugal Property by calling +351 92 777 1776 today!

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