Here to share her love for the Algarve again is our fabulous Algarve Amigo, Carol ("Rainbow Lady") from Lagos! Read as she reminisces about heading further west, to Sagres and the places along the way that are not-to-be-missed!
My love of Cape St. Vincent in Sagres & what to see along the journey!
Looking at last night's sunset reminded me that one of the best and romantic places (or in my case anyway) is Cape St. Vincent in Sagres! It's so worth taking a trip down and for us romantics, take a picnic and bottle of champagne (I know, I'm getting carried away but a girl can dream) and just watch the sun set at the end of the world!
But there are other things to see on the way down, stop at some of the beautiful bays that we have, Luz is fairly flat if you are not good on hills, Burgau (into the Vila do Bispo municipality) is another great place but it can be a very steep walk down, Salema is stunning and again flat for walking, but if you just do as we do and turn off the main N125 road you will find some really great unspoilt places!
Did you know that the houses have a blue trim to ward off evil spirits? Look out for the fishermen on the way to Cape St. Vincent who fish from the high cliffs ~250 feet up! Is it me being a blonde but how do you know you have caught something and what happens if it's a shark do you fight it?! The scenery is spectacular and some good walks.
Another interesting thing is the fort (Fortaleza de Sagres), well worth a look around. There’s so much history in Sagres, it's one thing the Portuguese have lots of, and are right to be proud of is their history. Don't forget to take your camera with you; in fact that's one thing with mobile phones you have always got a camera.
Just please take care when you get near or can't see the edge to the cliffs, it usually means a big drop. And if you didn't take a picnic there are lots of restaurants en route to stop and have lunch or dinner.
I hope you enjoy your visit and may be next time explore the West coast Algarve, which again is truly fabulous!
*** Not-to-be-missed in Sagres this month - The Sagres Birdwatching Festival 4th to 7th October '18! ***