Sagres is around a 90 minute drive from Faro Airport and located at the most western point of the Algarve. Arrange to hire a car and discover this quieter part of Portugal.
Sights in and Around Sagres
Head to one of the many beaches in Sagres. Gems such as Baleeira, Mareta, Beliche, and Tonel Beach should not be missed, and provide visitors with the ideal opportunity to soak up some sun. Enjoy a day on the beach at Praia de Baleeira and watch the fishing boats sail by, or take in the stunning coastline at Praia do Beliche. This magnificent golden bay framed by huge towering cliffs is the perfect place to sit back, relax and appreciate the beauty of the Algarve.
Discover the historical wonders here. The wind-whipped fortress sits high on a cliff overlooking the ocean and also contains a former monastery. The original structure dates back to the 15th Century. Additions and renovations made during the 18th Century are what make the fortress a truly fascinating structure. Wander further along and find the lighthouse, from which the views are breathtaking.
Where can I Visit in my Hire Car?
Travel further along the coast to Lagos for a day of sightseeing and an evening of entertainment at Praça de Gil Eanes.
Lagos is full of historical interest; visit the town’s famous ‘golden’ church of St Anthony. Unassuming and fairly ordinary on the outside the church’s interior is a breathtaking contrast. The walls are an extravagant display of gilded carvings that fill every inch of the nave walls. Be sure to stop by the town museum, which is connected to the church.
After a day of exploring this vibrant town you’ll be in need of refreshment and Praça de Gil Eanes is the perfect place to find it. This old square is located in the middle of the town and filled with cheery restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes. Sample some local cuisine and enjoy a glass of the local port and enjoy the performances by street artists who animate the square with circus tricks, live music, and mini plays.