Sagres

Vila do Bispo
Cape St. Vincent Lighthouse featuring general coastal views, a lighthouse and a sunset

Relax on the beaches surrounding this historic town, go surfing on the impressive waves and enjoy the clifftop views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Sagres is a scenic coastal town overlooking the jagged cliffs of the southwesterly point of Portugal. It has a rich marine history due to its strategic position with access to the Americas, Africa and mainland Europe. Stroll along the narrow alleys of the charming town center for a sense of the local culture.

Make your way to Cabo de São Vicente west of the town and have a picnic on the tall cliffs offering an excellent view of the Atlantic Ocean. Gaze up at Cape St. Vicente Lighthouse and take a tour of its impressive convent complex.

This part of Portugal encounters hot summers and mild winters, providing ideal beach-going conditions. Relax on the soft sand of Mareta Beach, the main strand in Sagres. Its colorful cliffs shelter the bay from wind. Bring your board to the surfing haven of Tonel Beach and appreciate the year-round large swell and breakers.

Travel a little farther for utter seclusion and tranquility. Beliche Beach is known for its cliffs decorated with crevasses and caves. Explore the underwater grottoes near Martinhal Beach and take a boat to its namesake islets. Try some of the many activities available around the town, including surfing, hiking and cycling.

Consider the rich history of this outpost, which has long served as the gateway to mainland Europe. Admire the 600-year-old Sagres Fortress, which was built by national historical figure Prince Henry the Navigator. See the large wind compass and the Senhora da Graça chapel.

The town is on the southwestern cape that sticks out from the Algarve region of Portugal. It is the south-westernmost point of mainland Europe. Fly to Faro International Airport and drive west for 72 miles (116 kilometers) to get here in 1 to 2 hours. See nearby towns, such as Lagos and Portimão.

Sagres is a town with an ideal blend of history, scenery and tranquility.


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Tonel Apartments
Tonel Apartments
3 out of 5
Rua do Tonel, Vila do Bispo
The price is €38 per night from 6 Dec to 6 Dec
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tonel Beach and Mareta Beach. Sagres Fortress and Baleeira Beach are also within 1 mi (2 ...
4/5 Very Good! (45 reviews)
"Location, clean, well furnished and dog friendly.also extremely helpful reception on checking in/ out."

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2021

Tonel Apartments
Memmo Baleeira Hotel
Memmo Baleeira Hotel
4 out of 5
Sitio da Baleeira, Vila do Bispo
The price is €95 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Situated by the sea, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Baleeira Beach and Mareta Beach. Martinhal Beach and Tonel Beach are also within 1 mile (2 ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (445 reviews)
"A very relaxing stay in this considerately designed hotel. Staff were very helpful and the pool area was very peaceful."

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2021

Memmo Baleeira Hotel
Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort
Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort
5 out of 5
Quinta do Martinhal, Apartado 54, Vila do Bispo
The price is €159 per night from 16 Dec to 16 Dec
Located in Sagres, this beachfront resort is in a national park and within 1 mi (2 km) of Martinhal Beach and Baleeira Beach. Mareta Beach and Tonel Beach are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (180 reviews)
"Beautiful location and setting. Great for small children. Bit of a walk to get in to town and local taxis very expensive."

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2020

Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort
Mareta View Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Mareta View Boutique Bed & Breakfast
4 out of 5
Beco D. Henrique, Vila do Bispo
The price is €70 per night from 4 Dec to 4 Dec
With direct access to the beach, this Sagres bed & breakfast is in a national park and within a 10-minute walk of Mareta Beach, Tonel Beach and Church of Lady ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (105 reviews)
Good plave
"Incredible location, great pool, and friendly staff!"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2021

Mareta View Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Mareta Beach House
Mareta Beach House
3 out of 5
Rua da Mareta, Vila do Bispo
The price is €70 per night from 5 Dec to 5 Dec
Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Mareta Beach and Baleeira Beach. Sagres Fortress and Martinhal Beach are also within ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (20 reviews)
Very disappointed
"On arriving the man at reception was not welcoming , I was kept waiting a longtime while he made a phone call. I had asked him if someone would help me with my bags as the room they had allocated me was not in the main building and there was no lift to the first floor. He eventually took my case ..."

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2019

Mareta Beach House
Pontalaia Apartamentos Turisticos
Pontalaia Apartamentos Turisticos
4 out of 5
Rua Patrao Antonio Faustino, Vila do Bispo
The price is €48 per night from 14 Dec to 14 Dec
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mareta Beach and Baleeira Beach. Tonel Beach and Church of Lady of our Grace are also ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (24 reviews)
Great 3 night stay in Sagres
"Great location with views down to the sea, 5mins walk to the local Spar for shopping, 10mins to the main restaurants and bars. Very clean. Pool was nice. We stayed in apartment with partial sea view - very spacious. Some of the furniture could be improved indoors - but very good value for money. ..."

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2020

Pontalaia Apartamentos Turisticos
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