A turquoise sea, powerful surf, white sand, ochre cliffs, rice fields behind the dunes, white and blue houses with thatched roofs... and nobody in sight. Welcome to the Alentejo coast, between Comporta and Melides. Strict town planning laws have helped keep the 70 kilometre coastline and its villages intact.
Once a secret paradise, the Comporta region has become, over the years, the hideout of discrete but influential personalities like Christian Louboutin and the designers Jacques Grange and Philippe Starck.
Take a break at the São João restaurant open year-round and enjoy typical and family dishes that perfectly blend the city's various specialities: fish, seafood and rice. Also note that galloping on the beach at sunset is a dream made possible by José Ribeira, who will show you the area's glorious vistas on horseback.
Rua 24 de Junho 2
+351 26 549 7551
Cavalos Na Areia
Estrada Nacional 261, km 6
+351 93 507 5353