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On the Via Agarviana trail, we are the perfect base for the last stages of this walking adventure.
With the ability to walk anywhere as long as there is no crop or fencing, you are free to discover rolling hills and deep valleys, which in the spring time are covered in wild flowers of every colour.
The Natural Parque has amazingly diverse wildlife, ranging from more than 200 bird species to wild boar. In early summer, you can see the nests of storks and brilliantly plumaged bee-eaters; In late September and October Sagres becomes a strategic position from which to experience the extensive Autumn migration.
Throughout the year you can take a trip to harbour to watch the catch come in - huge fish with eyes as big as saucers, octopus with their slowly unfurling tentacles and perhaps a small shark from far out at sea.
Afterwards, visit the café above to watch the fish auction whilst drinking delicious hot coffee and treating yourself to a ridiculously sweet cake .
Apart from its outstanding wildlife, the area is rich in history with evidence of occupation dating back to prehistoric times and of course no visit is complete without a visit to “the end of the world” Cape St Vicent which is the most south westerly point in mainland Europe.
Just 20 minutes from the city of Lagos,
Vila do Bispo is literally on a crossroads:-
In one direction Sagres with its surfing bars and summer nightlife, the other the sleepy village of Carrapateira
waking only for the Summer season
& then the Moorish town of Aljezur with ancient castle ruins.
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