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Porto Covo – A Hidden Gem in Portugal

Porto Covo – A Hidden Gem in Portugal – Written by Kasturi Kataki

 

Porto Covo is a little fishing village perched atop the cliffs along the western Alentejo Coast of Portugal. The colourful scenery and the paradise unfolding in the beautiful beaches turn this destination into a quick relaxing weekend getaway from the bustling city life and all your travel excursions in Portugal.

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Tip: The best time to visit Porto Covo is during summer when there are many festivals and cultural events, and it is about 2 hours’ drive from Lisbon.

What to do?

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Take a stroll in the village center. A beautiful cobbled square which is home to Praca Marques de Pombal and small shops – the right place for some souvenirs. In the evening you can enjoy the lovely music played by street musicians.

Visit the Church Our Lady of Solitude. It is a baroque style church, and if you are there in August, you will enjoy a 3-day religious festival with dances, concerts, and fireworks.

Buy the best handmade pottery, dreamcatchers, and jewelry from seashells, semi-precious stones, and even fossils like ammonites!

Indulge in the relaxation offered by a beach or have fun with the various water sports or explore the caves.

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Taste the delicious fresh seafood in the village’s restaurants. We had baked crabs, grilled octopus, and Choco Frito, with a pitcher of sangria made from local wine – it was excellent!

So, this is Porto Covo, and if you set foot to Portugal, we highly recommend a visit – a 2-day trip is ideal. It’s a lovely place!

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