Aljezur and the beautiful beaches of southern Portugal

Aljezur is a municipality in the south of Portugal. I spent a couple of days there this summer and Tipi Valley was in the Aljezur area. Not much going on Aljezur itself, but the reason to visit is the amazing beaches in the area. And Aljezur is close to many of them.

During my stay at Tipi Valley I visited three beaches; Odeceixe, Monte Clerigo and Amoreira. All beautiful beaches great for surfing. The surf school we went to was located in Odeceixe (Odeceixe surf school) and had great instructors, you can rent boards there any time. One morning we did yoga followed by breakfast at Monte Clerigo, it was beautiful!

I recommend the area around Aljezur and Aljezur itself had a nice Italian Pizza place and the restaurant Pont'a Pe was very good. Cafe da Ponte was also I nice cafe and the food marked there is worth a visit as well. If you walk to the top of the city you can see the remains of the Moorish 10th century castle and there's also a great view from there. 

You can take a direct bus from Lisboa to Aljezur (3-4 hours), but the airport Faro is closer. You should have a car if you are going to the area, it's worth it to visit different beaches and you will get bored staying and eating in Aljezur all the time. I stayed at the Amazigh hostel in Aljezur, nice hostel that also had private rooms. 

More about Portugal: check out my post about Lisboa.

 Surf's up

Surf's up

 Streetart in Aljezur

Streetart in Aljezur

 Aljezur

Aljezur