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”

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”

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”

Pena Palace visiting Sintra from Lisbon

A fairy tale land with hilltop castles, mythical forests and labyrinthine caves, Sintra is a magical town that’s just a 40-minute train ride from Lisbon, making it the perfect destination for a fantastic day trip from the city. While Sintra is worthy of a two-day visit, it can easily be seen in a day. Read on to find out everything you need to know when visiting Sintra from Lisbon. How to get to Sintra from Lisbon: The cheapest and easiest way to get to Sintra…Continue Reading “Visiting Sintra from Lisbon: A guide to everything you need to know”

The Food Temple Lisbon best vegan restaurants

Veganism has recently caught on in Lisbon and there are now a large number of plant-based restaurants all across the city. What’s more, plenty of existing restaurants now have a growing number of vegan dishes on the menu. Read on to discover the best vegan restaurants in Lisbon, all of which are sure to appeal to vegans and non-vegans alike. The Food Temple, Mouraria Hidden within a residential square in the historic Mouraria neighbourhood, The Food Temple draws a nightly crowd thanks to its quirky…Continue Reading “Best vegan restaurants in Lisbon”