4 Reasons To Visit Sagres, Portugal

4  Reasons To Visit Sagres, Portugal

If you’re looking for an adventurous and relaxing trip look no further than Sagres, Portugal. Sagres is in the very southwestern part of Portugal. From a bird’s eye view, the shape of Portugal looks like the profile of a face, and Sagres is at the chin. Since it is the most southwestern tip of Europe, Europeans once believed Sagres was the “end of the world.” This small town has a laid-back atmosphere and offers some of the most breathtaking natural scenery. The cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean are stunning, and the physical landscape offers quite an array of adventure activities. If you’re planning a trip to Portugal, you must make a stop to Sagres. Here are four memorable activities to do in this small and beautiful “end of the world.”


Though Sagres is a small town, it’s also a surfing destination. Not only it’s a surfing destination it is also considered the surfing capital for the Algarve region in Portugal. There are companies that offer surfing lessons, and the waves are not too intimidating for beginners. What are you waiting for?

Rock-climbing and cliff jumping

While there may not be company-led excursions for rock-climbing here, if you already have the equipment and know how to climb, then the cliffs offer a pristine climbing experience because of the surrounding beauty. Also, there are small cliff-jumping spots if you’re feeling extra daring. Just make sure you know what you’re jumping into! Check with locals about the tides, climate, and if it’s wise to cliff-jump at that time.


Sagres is one of the most beautiful places in Europe. There are trails and short hikes along the cliffs if you want to take in the natural beautiful of the coast or watch the sunset.

Delicious Seafood 

Since Sagres is a coastal town, seafood is popular and plentiful. If you like seafood, you will not be disappointed with the array of options and the cooking style here. If you’ve ever wanted to eat a fish that arrives to your table with its eyes still intact, Sagres is the place. 

Sagres is still a hidden gem from many tourists, but people who go here often end up staying longer than they anticipated.

About the Author:

Kristen Smith is a contributor for the study abroad company Abbey Road Programs with an extensive experience in Europe travel and tourism. You can read more from her in the Abbey Road Programs blog.

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