Comporta.biz is your local travel guide which provides the necessary information to navigate this exclusive estate, referred to locally as the “Herdade da Comporta.”
Although, Comporta is the name given to the main village 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 with beaches that 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, a couple of favourites;
Praia do Pego Beach which hosts the world renowned restaurant Sal
Praia da Comporta Beach where you’ll enjoy a laid-back atmosphere, great food and a chilled musical vibe at the restaurant Comporta Cafe.
Information on the best restaurants including their street address and telephone number, as well as brief details on 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.
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 shops in Comporta including 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
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 that you may enjoy.
Horse riding along the beach, bird watching on the banks of the Sado Estuary or other stunning area within this privileged estate, surfing at Carvalhal or Pego Beach, fishing, cycling, watersports, the casino at Troia, a visit to the Roman ruins, winetasting and much more.
A Sandy Path through the Rice Fields in Brejos da Carregueira
There are seven villages in Comporta which are all distinctively different.
Comporta Village is the central area with a buzz of activity throughout the summer months.
Carvalhal Village consisits of one main high-street and is the village with access to both Carvalhal and Pego beaches.
Carrasqueira is a more traditional area where you will find the old wooden port, daily caught oysters and many of the traditional fisherman’s cabanas.
View to the Ocean from “Praia do Pego Beach” dunes
Holiday Homes and Hotels
If you would like to stay within the Comporta Estate but prefer your own villa, check-out the Holiday Homes webpage above where you will find a small selection of luxury homes for rent.
For hotels within the surrounding area including Troia, Comporta, Melides, Grandola and further down, along the coast in Alentejo visit the Hotels webpage above. If you still cannot find what you are looking for, simply send us an email with your request.
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 Real Estate for Sale in Comporta webpage above, will be your ideal partner.
Although property prices have been on the rise over the last few years, there are still a couple of gems to be found, however, there is a limited supply and therefore if your budget is limited we suggest you search and buy as quickly as you can
If you are buying land to build your ideal home then ask about our professional services with connections to architects, lawyers, designers and construction companies, 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
Press and Photographs
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.
You will also find numerous photo’s of Comporta, which have been professionally taken or by the tourist or resident, alike. Many photographs show the incredible natural beauty of the area, including the beaches, Estuary and the Cais Palafitico in Carrasqueira at sunset.
Natures Residents of Comporta
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.
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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