Nature Getaway to Comporta, Portugal
Comporta can be found an hour south of Lisbon and is the perfect getaway for those who are fans of eco-luxury. This hip village is situated on the Troia peninsula and is surrounded by stunning sandy beaches and beautiful pine forests – instilling peace of mind for those who travel there.
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Things to do
Praia da Comporta: The trendiest – and busiest – beach in Troia. So if you want to visit, be sure to come early. In the summer, you can relax on sun loungers and parasols. Pro tip: due to high demand and limited availability, it is wise to book those in advance, especially in summer.
Praia do Carvalhal: Around the beautiful Praia do Carvalhal, you can find dunes and rice fields that are home to many species of insects, birds and flowers. The beach is ideal for surfing and swimming, or just simply taking in all its beauty and letting life go by.
Praia do Pego: Hosting golden sands and lush pine forests, Pego Beach will truly take your breath away. Whether you plan to go swimming in the crystal clear water or relax on one of the sun loungers, you will not be disappointed.
Sado Estuary Natural Reserve: The reserve is a nesting and wintering area for various birds and is home to bottlenose dolphins – the only resident cetacean population that uses the estuary as a feeding and mating ground in Portugal. Winter is the best season to go on a birdwatching tour for the chance to see one of the highest concentrations of shorebirds and waders.
Located directly next to the Sado Estuary, Tróia is home to a resident pod of dolphins, making chances very high that you will see them when you visit. There are several tours that offer dolphin watching or, if you’re lucky enough, you can be surprised by their visit while enjoying one of the splendid beaches in the area.
Lavanda: When you visit Comporta, you cannot miss this beautifully curated shop with both local and international boho-chic brands. Here you can find an outstanding collection of womenswear, menswear, kidswear, home decor and accessories.
Rice: Created by interior designer Marta Montero, Rice offers home decor and design in different styles and elegance for a unique touch to your home. Marta also offers home design services upon request. It is important to note that this shop only opens its doors during the summer months.
Fio d’Água: Be sure to visit this store if you want to find the perfect piece to wear to the beach! This can be quite the task as all pieces here are curated from some of the most beautiful swimwear and beach accessory brands.
Eat & drink
Sal: This popular restaurant is located in Praia do Pego and is the place to be for fish and seafood lovers.
Gomes Casa de vinhos & petiscos: At Gomes Casa de vinhos & petiscos, you can discover some of the best petiscos or ‘tapas,’ such as sausages and sardines preserves, as well as excellent wines. On Fridays, you can also enjoy live Fado music.
Cavalariça Comporta: This contemporary restaurant is set in former horse stables and serves innovative dishes with ingredients that are both local and sustainable. The world-class cocktails and unique setting in addition ensure that you´ll have a night to remember.
Sublime Comporta: This restaurant serves reinvented Alentejan dishes in a sophisticated and warm space. Their kitchen makes full use of its garden with over 300 varieties of herbs and vegetables.
Museu do Arroz: Next to a museum dedicated to the history of rice cultivation, you´ll find this stylish restaurant and terrace. The kitchen serves excellent rice dishes, but you can also stop here for coffee, a cocktail or glass of local wine while enjoying a magnificent view of the rice fields.
Da Comporta Restaurante: An Italian restaurant with Brazilian influence that knows how to maintain the charm of Comporta. Come here for delicious pizzas, pasta and risottos.
Dona Bia: A popular restaurant with traditional Alentejan food that specializes in grilling with charcoal. As the restaurant can get quite busy, be sure to book in advance.
Eucalyptus: This small cafe has a large outdoor seating area and offers delicious cakes and pastries. You can't leave this place without having tried their famous Pastéis de Nata.
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