Comporta, a paradise in Portugal
Comporta is located in the Alentejo. This region is famous for its virgin landscapes, its gastronomy, its wine production and also for the wonderful coastline of beaches with its crystal clear waters.
This coastline counts approximately 150 kms from the bay of Setubal to the beginning of the Algarve (another famous region of Portugal)
What is Comporta known for?
If you leave Lisbon, when you enter this region, you will soon find an area that is becoming more and more known by European tourists.
Comporta and its region – are actually small villages and everything around them is so amazing that everyone is eager to explore.
Lots of beaches, lots of sun, lots of good restaurants, lots of good wines and lots of beautiful scenery. Despite these “lots” we can find a region that also offers a lot of peace and tranquility.
It is a region known for its rice fields and the landscapes are breathtaking.
In the summer, although it is busier, there is space for everyone and the serenity and the promise of a relaxed vacation is the main offer.
It is indeed a paradise in Portugal. The beaches with crystal clear water are inviting for everyone.
The white and blue tones, the storks in the highest places you can imagine, and the rice fields are some characteristics of the region that will be part of your days spent there.
The gastronomy, rich and varied, has as its main offerings: grilled fish, seafood rice, a lot of types of fresh seafood or pork. The wines of all kinds are of excellent quality (one of the most famous in Portugal).
What to do in Comporta
Comporta and its region offer innumerable activities for all tastes and ages. Surf lessons, paddle lessons, renting a vintage land rover to explore the dunes and beaches, a boat ride between the river and the ocean with the possibility of snorkeling and seeing dolphins, golf, yoga classes, massages, spas, renting electric bikes to explore the rice fields are some of the most sought after.
How do you get to Comporta, Portugal?
There are two ways to get there from Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.
Either by the highway whose distance is 1h15minutes or if you have more time take advantage and travel by ferry.
For that you have to go to the city of Setubal (40 minutes from Lisbon) and take the ferry until Tróia (this ferry takes the car and the crossing is 20 minutes).
You can enjoy and be amazed by the wonderful bay of Setubal.
Once you arrive in Tróia, in 10 minutes you will be in the village of Comporta.
Hotels in Comporta
Most of the vacation homes for rent are authentic properties whose refinement and simplicity are characteristic of the region. With their thatched roofs and pergolas, they are houses that have all the comfort you need for your days. The houses of Alma da Comporta also have breathtaking and unobstructed views of the rice fields. It is a true retreat.
However, it is possible to find hotels in Comporta and other ways to stay. It is a region that presents more and more options.
When should I visit the Comporta?
We always talk about summer, but this region is not only comfortable at this time of the year. Often quite the opposite. Escaping the busiest months like July and August, (despite being busier, the area does not become full) it is possible to enjoy and enjoy the whole experience with fewer people and without having to plan activities or book restaurants too far in advance.
Portugal has 300 days of sunshine a year. The temperatures, even in winter are not as cold as in most European countries, so coming in the colder season, you may not be able to take a dip in the sea, but you can count on having a cocktail on the beach. It’s part of the experience. The best time to go to Comporta would be from March to the end of October, but if you are looking for tranquility in the other months, it is also an excellent option.
The whole region is idyllic and regardless of the time of year, it is worth experiencing. Live and feel Comporta!