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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Surf Spot
“Magnifique petit village de pêcheurs portugais. Et spot de surf: Praia do Monte Clerigo surf spot: Bottom: sand Wave type: shifting peaks Swell window: west - northwest Best tide: mid to low Groundswell needed to surf this spot from 0,5 till 2,5meters ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Great beach, combination of the river and the seaside, great bar/ restaurant next to it. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“Welcome to Carrapateira Surf-central Carrapateira is a tranquil, pretty, spread-out village, with two nearby beaches whose lack of development and strong swells attract relaxed surfers. Th coast along here is wild, with copper-coloured and ash-grey cliffs covered in speckled yellow and green scrub, backing creamy, wide sands. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bistro
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“This contemporary Mediterranean restaurant is located 8km out of town on the road towards Lagos, but the ever-packed parking lot will tip you off to Gulli Bistro’s excellent reputation. Gulli’s serves innovative Mediterranean dishes using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. Make a reservation and put on a nice shirt – Gulli’s may look like any other Portuguese restaurant from the outside, but inside it’s got a contemporary decor and the high-quality service fitting of a high-end eatery. Families might opt for the spacious outdoor balcony where kids have space to play before the food arrives.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“The owner tells me this is the best restaurant in Aljezur...and actually he is not wrong!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Castle
“A beautiful walk through the narrow lanes of old town Aljezur lead to the moorish castle ruins on top of the hill, with stunning views over the town and natural park behind. A place to dream about long forgotten times. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Arrifana is a great beach, about a 25 minute drive away. Walk down the winding road and enjoy a day at a wind-sheltered beach with a surf school and a nice beach-bar. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“Very good restaurant with amazing views of the cliffs and ocean (Praia da Arrifana, Aljezur)”
  • 14 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Surrounded by steep cliffs, this popular beach features swimming, surfing & views of castle ruins. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“If you’re looking to hang out in Surfer’s paradise, Arrifana is the place for you. This 500-meter stretch of sand is perfect for learners, long boarders and when the swell hits, riding massive, peeling right-handers off the left corner. Surfer Today’s calls it one of the Most Beautiful Surf Beaches in the World, and we couldn’t agree more.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Beach
“Praia da Bordeira surf spot and beautiful beach! Bottom: sand + rocks Wave type: shifting peaks Swell window: west - northwest Best tide: All tides Groundswell needed to surf this spot from 0,5 till 3 meters Kitesurf and windsurf spot !”
  • 18 locals recommend
Beach
“Praia do Amado surf spot and large beach! Bottom: sand + rocks Wave type: shifting peaks Swell window: west - northwest Best tide: mid to low Groundswell needed to surf this spot from 0,5 till 2,5 meters Surf School and surf shop on the beach Restaurant (snack) on the beach”
  • 11 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Great food with one of the best views you can get right on the beach of Arrifana”
  • 12 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“With a toes in the sand location on Monte Clérigo beach, O Sargo isn’t just the winner for best location of any restaurant in Aljezur – this ocean-front joint also serves incredible seafood, creamy risottos and contemporary concoctions to make your taste buds smile. Enjoy with a glass of wine on the outdoor patio (there are heaters for the shoulder seasons), or in the cozy indoor space while the waves crash below. O Sargo hosts live music regularly during the summer, and is a frequent site for weddings, so keep onto their facebook page for events and closings due to private parties.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Beach
“This is defenitely my favorite beach around! It´s not too touristy, sometimes great for surfing and amazing for a nice beachwalk.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cool bar on the round about of Vale Da Telha. Hugo is a Friendly Owner! Live music sometime!”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bistro
“This contemporary Mediterranean restaurant is located 8km out of town on the road towards Lagos, but the ever-packed parking lot will tip you off to Gulli Bistro’s excellent reputation. Gulli’s serves innovative Mediterranean dishes using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. Make a reservation and put on a nice shirt – Gulli’s may look like any other Portuguese restaurant from the outside, but inside it’s got a contemporary decor and the high-quality service fitting of a high-end eatery. Families might opt for the spacious outdoor balcony where kids have space to play before the food arrives.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“The owner tells me this is the best restaurant in Aljezur...and actually he is not wrong!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“Very good restaurant with amazing views of the cliffs and ocean (Praia da Arrifana, Aljezur)”
  • 14 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Great food with one of the best views you can get right on the beach of Arrifana”
  • 12 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“With a toes in the sand location on Monte Clérigo beach, O Sargo isn’t just the winner for best location of any restaurant in Aljezur – this ocean-front joint also serves incredible seafood, creamy risottos and contemporary concoctions to make your taste buds smile. Enjoy with a glass of wine on the outdoor patio (there are heaters for the shoulder seasons), or in the cozy indoor space while the waves crash below. O Sargo hosts live music regularly during the summer, and is a frequent site for weddings, so keep onto their facebook page for events and closings due to private parties.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fresh and high quality fish, caught by local fisherman. Also try the “perceves” gooseneck barnacles and the melosa or medronho after your meal. Also one of our favourites!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Art with food, an absolute must to go here Same owner as Gulli Bistrot but different menu”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pastelaria
“Great place to go to when you have young kids. Outdoor areas with grass and playground and yummie cakes, pastries and food, a delight!”
  • 4 locals recommend

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