Located on the Atlantic Coast and currently one of the most “secretly” spoken about destinations in Europe, with magnificent beaches stretching for fifty kilometres from Troia to Melides.
All the beaches are beautiful, here are a few of them;
Superb beach served by two bar/restaurants with all the facilities. Enjoy a laid-back atmosphere, great food and a chilled musical vibe at Comporta Café or Ilha do Arroz.
Hosts the world renowned restaurant Sal and frequented by gentry from the capitals of Europe. Pego, an elegant yet chilled place to be with family and friends, enjoy delicious food and catch-up on the latest international news.
Terrific family beach with great food and sensible prices. Parties throughout the summer at Por do Sol. On a good day, you won’t beat the grilled fish at Dinis.
An almost private beach as you’ll need a pass to get there. No bathroom, restaurant or bar, so you’ll need to pack a picnic and carry your parasol and water.
A huge expanse of beach stretching for 3.5km. Nude sunbathing allowed. Car park and restaurant.
Restaurants in Comporta
Comporta is famous for her rice dishes, locally caught Atlantic Ocean fish and shell fish and organically bred cattle, lamb and black pork.
Many of the restaurants use locally grown organic ingredients served in a traditional way, with each chef adding their own flavours to each dish.
Specialities of the area include grilled fish, boiled cod, stews and a plethora of grilled meats all served with regional wines from the Alentejo including full bodied red and refreshingly chilled white or rose.
Much of the meat such as lamb, goat, black-pig and beef is organically grown locally
Some of the best restaurants are found at the beach although many of the village locations also offer excellent cuisine.
One of the best restaurants in Carvalhal, found at the end of the high-street just in front of the new hotel, Quinta da Comporta.
Great family dining and lounging on the beach in Carvalhal with cocktails and traditional dishes.
Locals run much of the commercial activity which helps to sustain a local economy that benefits the whole community whilst the addition of international style and flair brought in by the ever increasing foreign owner, is making Comporta a somewhat exclusive but cool place to shop.
Shopping areas that have benefited from this growth in tourism include the villages of Comporta and Carvalhal where you will find everything you need for a pleasant stay including local grocery stores, furniture for the home, restaurants and designer wear.
Home decor and lifestyle boutique by the much acclaimed Marta Mantero. Private consultations available.
Concept store in Comporta offering men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, home decor and accessories.
Internationally influenced, high-end designer beach wear, home decor and accessories
Art and Decor. Antique, modern and original handmade pieces.
Although Comporta is mainly a summer, beach destination, as more and more people discover the area the availability of activities and things-to-do are increasing. With a huge expanse of golden beaches stretching from Troia to Melides it may be difficult to pull yourself away, but if you do, here are a couple of things-to-do.
Horse ride along the beach.
Bird watching throughout the estate.
Surfing at Carvalhal or Pego Beach.
The Romans were here some 2,000 years ago and used the area for catching and salting their fish
Part of the cultural heritage of Comporta and still a large part of the estate, today.
Comporta Village is the central area of the estate with a lively buzz of activity going on throughout the summer months. The vibe for the rest of the year is laid-back, with unexpected anticipation for good fortune, that seems always to smile.
Carvalhal Village consists of one main high-street which runs through the centre of the village and gives access to both Pego and Carvalhal Beach.
Carrasqueira is a more traditional area where you will find the old wooden port, “Cais Palafitico” daily caught oysters and many of the traditional fisherman’s cabanas that have glossed the international press.
Hotels within the Comporta area including Grandola, Alcacer do Sal, Troia and Melides.
Varying prices and quality.
Ideal for those looking to purchase a holiday-home, investment, plot of land or country estate.
Although property prices have risen over the last few years, we are still only 6 years into a 20 year plus development period. (March 2019).
If you are buying land to build your home, ask about our professional services network of architects, lawyers, designers and construction companies, as not all companies or services are equal.
Over the last few years Comporta has become one of the most fashionable areas to visit and is gaining notoriety from the many press articles that are being written including the New York Times, Conde Nast, Monocle, Forbes, The Guardian, The Times and Le Figaro, to name just a few.
Many photographs show the incredible natural beauty of the area, including the beaches, Estuary and the Cais Palafitico in Carrasqueira at sunset.
Lisbon to Comporta
The drive from Lisbon to Comporta is approximately one hour south whilst the Algarve to Comporta is two hours north.
Both journeys are quite pleasant as usually there is very little traffic on the motorways and whether you exit at Grandola or Alcacer do Sal, the last twenty minutes or so, you will cruise on very suitable A-roads whilst being shadowed by pine or cork forests, open meadows and rice fields.
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What a great information site! Congrats! Very useful. Thanks
Barbara and Miguel
Thank you for letting us know of this site. It is very welcome. Something Comporta deserved for a long time now. Many congratulations for an excellent job and wishing you much success.
Comporta for those of you that may not know it, its true paradise just a couple of hours away from major cities in Europe, the scenery, the pureness of the air, the scent of the unspoilt Atlantic Ocean.
Bird watching, the freshness of the unique fish grilled on charcoal like only Portuguese do it so well and at last but not least the amazing kindness of these people always ready to help guide and support to make your stay a memorable one. Enjoy it and spread the word, Comporta is unique!
We love the place, everything is beautiful with delicious food and wine;)
Caro Tarrot Cross
Cant wait to visit! Very good web site….
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