Comporta Portugal

Sitting roughly a one hour drive south of Lisbon, Comporta is a relatively unknown paradise drawing in-the-know travellers in search of a more secluded Portuguese beach holiday destination. With lush green rice paddies, sweeping pristine beaches and a well-heeled yet casual vibe, the unique holiday spot provides a refreshing, chic alternative to the bustling Algarve. Read on to discover what makes Comporta Portugal’s most sophisticated beach holiday spot and why it should be on every discerning beach lover’s bucket list.  Comprising 31 acres, Herdade da…Continue Reading “Comporta: Portugal’s most sophisticated beach holiday destination”

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Best bars and restaurants in Comporta

When it comes to dining out, Comporta is best-known for its excellent beachside eateries – most notably the pioneering Restaurante Sal – but the village itself is also home to a fantastic line-up of restaurant and bars. Some are open all-year-round while others pop up just for summer, bringing a seasonal buzz to the otherwise drowsy Portuguese village. From high-end produce-focused restaurants to hip beach shacks and low-key cafes, these are the best bars and restaurants in Comporta. Cavalarica Sitting at the heart of the…Continue Reading “The best bars and restaurants in Comporta, Portugal”

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Best beaches in Comporta

With a seemingly endless expanse of sand, rolling, grass-topped dunes, and bitingly cold, iridescent sea, the Herdade da Comporta coastline is an epic, untamed paradise. Straw umbrellas, beachside cafes and wooden boardwalks perfectly complement the wild landscape, making this one of the best beach holiday destinations in Europe. Although it’s essentially one long stretch of uninterrupted sand, the coastline is, in fact, made up of several beaches each with their own distinct features and characteristics. From the well-to-do Praia do Pego to the undiscovered Praia do…Continue Reading “The best beaches in Comporta, Portugal”

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Where to stay in Lisbon

From historic Alfama to hilltop Graca and elegant Príncipe Real to bohemian Bairro Alto, Lisbon is made up of a series of distinct neighbourhoods that each have their own unique personality. This guide explores the city’s most popular neighbourhoods, detailing their individual quirks and characteristics in order to help you figure out where to stay in Lisbon.  Alfama Best for: Pretty cobblestone streets and tram spotting Home to Lisbon’s famous red-roofed landscape punctuated with cathedral domes, Alfama is the city’s historic district. With narrow cobblestone…Continue Reading “Where to stay in Lisbon: The best neighbourhoods”

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After living in Lisbon for six weeks this summer, I have put together a detailed overview of how much money I spent in order to give an insight into the cost of living in Lisbon. Covering food, drink and accommodation prices as well as travel and sightseeing, this guide will help you budget for your trip to Lisbon whether you plan on staying for days, weeks, months or even years. The cost of living in Lisbon: Accommodation: €2,100 for six weeks in an Airbnb This…Continue Reading “Cost of living in Lisbon: A breakdown of prices”

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