Comporta.biz was established to assist the visiting tourist and resident navigate this exclusive estate, referred to locally as the “Herdade da Comporta.”
Although, Comporta is the name of one of the villages within the estate, it is also used to refer to the entire area which covers an expanse of some 14,500 hectares and has helped tourism spread to local towns and villages including nearby Melides, Grandola and Alcacer do Sal.
Comporta is located on the Atlantic Coast and offers some of the best beaches in Portugal which meander for fifty kilometres from Troia at the northern tip of the Peninsula down to Melides village, encapsulating the Sado Estuary and nature reserve along the Litoral Alentejo.
The course sand is golden, whilst the backdrop of dunes includes hilly mounds with indigenous vegetation and small sandy cliffs that are beautiful to the eye and reflect a reddened glow on sunny days.
Although, all of the beaches in Comporta are beautiful, here are a couple of favourites;
Your Comporta Travel Guide offers details on all of the restaurants in Comporta including their street address and telephone number, as well as details of the available gastronomy. Comporta is famous for her rice dishes, locally caught Atlantic Ocean fish and shell fish and organically bred cattle, goat, chicken, lamb and black pork.
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 and green wine.
And one of our favourites
Part of the “Family Estate” Herdade da Comporta
Although Comporta was very much a private estate which catered to the owners and their friends, many locals who ventured into commerce helped to sustain and grow a local economy that benefited the community. Due to the influx of a limited number of foreign tourists and weekenders from Lisbon who have made the Comporta area their second home, many high-end designer and fashion boutiques have opened recently.
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, designer wear and merchants sufficient enough to build ones home.
The Stork and Emblem for Herdade da Comporta
Holiday or vacation activities in and around Comporta and Troia include horse riding along the beach, bird watching on the banks of the Sado Estuary or other stunning area within this privileged estate, or for those of you who prefer to be nearer to or on the ocean then the Surf School in Carvalhal may be your ideal choice.
Comporta.biz also provides information on the local villages including Comporta, Carvalhal, Carrasqueira or Muda and will generally give you an overall view of what each area has to offer and the differences between all of them.
A Sandy Path through the Rice Fields in Brejos da Carregueira
If you would like to stay within the Comporta Estate you may search our vacation homes or Comporta hotels web pages, but if you cannot find what you are looking for, simply send us an email with your request.
View to the Ocean from “Praia do Pego Beach” dunes
Additional activities around Comporta also include yoga sessions each morning throughout the summer months which takes place in front of the sand dunes near Comporta Beach with beautiful views to the rice fields in Torre, whilst for those of you who prefer a round of golf or two, then the Championship Golf Course in Troia would be the perfect place to visit.
Flowered Canals throughout Comporta Portugal
For those of you who are looking to purchase a home for holidays, rental, investment or residency purposes then our comprehensive property in Comporta webpage would be your ideal partner.
Comporta.biz also have the “right connections” for professional services, such as architects, designers or construction companies, so please feel free to ask us directly, as not all companies or services are equal.
Natures Tunnel on the road to Comporta from Grandola
Once you have come to know Comporta a little better, if you wish to recommend a business or suggest a service that may benefit our visitors to Comporta.biz, then simply contact the editor below.
An afternoon stroll through the rice fields in 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.
Name: Nuno Veloso
Muitos, Muitos Parabéns, o blog está 5 estrelas !!!
Name: Lieke Kranendonk
What a great information site! Congrats! Very useful. Thanks
Name: 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.
Name: Antonio Barros
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!
Name: froissart michel
We love the place, everything is beautiful with delicious food and wine;)
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