The Costa Azul is it known to the Portuguese has always Been one of Their favorite tourist destinations and is abundantly blessed with diverse landscapes and pristine beaches is That Were Thousands of years untouched by man.
The area boasts Thousands of hectares of protected natural habitat Which include the Fossil Cliffs in Cape Espichel, the Serra da Arrabida Nature Reserve and mountain ranges That overlook the Atlantic Ocean; bird sanctuaries, dolphin observation on the Sado Estuary and the enchanting freshwater lakes and lagoons in Santo Andre and Sancha.
The Blue Coast Portugal is an historical and magical part of the Portuguese landscape and is covered with a Variety of flora That changes the colors each season passes. The crystal clear ocean That mixes blue and green natural ITS Often Reflects like a mirror in ITS calm and stillness Which invites you to relax on her private beaches Which are banked anciently formed by dunes of eons past.
The small towns of Costa da Caparica, Sesimbra and the village of Aldeia do Meco are Located between the tip of the Blue Coast and roll all the way down through to the Serra da Arrabida. The Sierra Begins on the hillsides of Sesimbra and Palmela through winds, Azeitao and a number of other small villages and hamlets until it Reaches the sea town of Setubal. Here you will find one of Portugal's oldest fishing ports Which is still very much in operation today.
From Setubal you will take the ferry across the Sado Estuary with her mud-flats and net-casting fishermen, and home to the otter, badger and her own pod of Bottlenose dolphins. Your thirty minute ferry ride will take you to the Troia peninsula where the latest Developments of luxury tourism are taking place.
The Troia peninsula throughout different seasons is her home to Almost two hundred species of birds including the stork, the heron and the Harrier, and at one time was an influential area for Both Man and Bronze Age at a much later stage the Roman Empire. In-fact even today the Roman ruins May be visited with the assistance of a guide on the first Saturday of Every month, where you will see the Roman spas, shrines and hippodrome.
From here you travel May to the single road onto Comporta, Carvalhal and Melides, passing through a number of small roadside villages and towns. You will travel through some of the Prettiest terrain and will marvel at the scenic beauty where the ocean touches the shore mingling majestically the blue of the ocean and the green of the landscape.
Along your journey you will see much agriculture including rice cultivation, grass, vegetable fields, fruit groves, cork oaks and vines winding all the coast as you head south, and not Forgetting the Blue Coast beaches of unrivaled charm and peace.
Further as you move south along the Alentejo coastline you will pass the deep water port of Sines and Porto Covo onto, and New Village Thousand sources along the St. Vincent coast.
The cultural diversity of ITS Their villages and people with individual and unique festivals and fairs will enable you to enjoy and celebrate the Every Day each town and city historical Has Its Own Story Which Can Be Seen in Their custom, customs, manor homes and castles; with pilgrimage taken at the local churches, chapels, and shrines.
For your pleasure May you enjoy the selection of Which Activities include sailing, kayaking, surfing, windsurfing, water-skiing, motor-boat cruising, scuba diving, on or offshore angling and horse riding, to suggest but a few.
One of your most enjoyable Experiences will be found at the dining table, the Blue Coast Portugal has some of the richest and most Delightfully tasting menus to be found throughout the whole of the country, and add to this a Variety of superb Which wines are produced locally throughout the area and your time here will be a memorable journey That lasts forever.