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Manta Rota Beach

Manta rota

An extensive beach, with warm water, and with a selective nightlife. The extensive and wide sand has areas of endemic vegetation, providing spaces of intensive frequency, and others of greater isolation. You just have to walk… a lot.

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Frango da Guia

Guia

Famous From north to south of Portugal, the famous Guia chicken is known. Being close by, we purposely went to Guia to try it at the place of origin. We weren’t thrilled – a tasty chicken, as is common in Portugal, just smaller than usual, which didn’t seem to add anything noticeable in terms of texture and flavor.

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Guia

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Guia is a small village in Algarve, with not much to see and do, but where you may visit Zoomarine and eat a famous grilled chicken. In these pages we plan to collect the travelling experiences by the users of Touristrips, and useful information about this place. 

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Passing by Alcácer

Alcacer

So many times passing through Alcácer do Sal on the way to the Algarve, before the highway diverted us, I only stopped once for minutes, and maybe I should spend a few more. I’ve always liked the image of the castle, overlooking the river, promising good views if and when I decide to go up there. I know that,…

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Porto Covo beach

Porto Covo

The most popular beach around Sines is Porto Covo. Some years ago, it was a wild area, with a secluded beach turned into a privilege to the few who could access it. Successive investments transformed it in a massive holiday place, and… a beach like many other. ​OK! If you want to swim in a not so cold water…

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​Cabo Espichel

Cabo espichel

Near Sesimbra Cabo Espichel is a rocky cliff near Sesimbra, with good sights over the sea and a sanctuary dating from the 18th century and surrounded by several constructions in different styles. ​Pilgrimage, now abandoned, justified a local inn, still standing near the complex “Casa da Agua”

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Night fire in Reguengos

Reguengos de Monsaraz

Many Portuguese villages have the tradition of partying around a big fire in a holly day’s eve (in Turquel, my home town, is June 12), but I never saw such a big fire as in Reguengos de Monsaraz.  For sure, it was fired in New Year’s eve, but we were there 24 hours later, and it was still burning…

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