17 Places to Stay in Costa Vicentina in the Algarve

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June 4, 2022

Known for its spectacular wild beaches, Costa Vicentina is a hikers’ and surfers’ paradise.

17 Places to Stay in Costa Vicentina in the Algarve

Known for its spectacular wild beaches, Costa Vicentina is a hikers’ and surfers’ paradise.

Due to its wild nature, it’s rare to find places to stay that are right on the beach, so a car is definitely recommended to explore all the amazing beaches in Costa Vicentina.

We have a special soft spot for this region on the Western Coast of the Algarve. We have carefully handpicked a selection of our favourite Boutique Hotels, Holiday Homes and Villas in Costa Vicentina alongside some recommendations for beaches, restaurants and activities.

This article is divided into the following three parts:

Handpicked Holiday Homes in Costa Vicentina

Casa da Oliveira, a holiday house in Bordeira in the Algarve. White rustic bathroom, white sink on a wood top, vintage wall lamps, ladder with towel

Casa da Oliveira
– Bordeira

2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bathroom

Holiday home in Aldeia de Pedralva in Costa Vicentina in the Algarve.

Four-Bedroom House
– Aldeia da Pedralva, Vila do Bispo

10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 3 bathrooms

Wooden cabin forest house in Monte Velho Retreat in Costa Vicentina in the Algarve.

Forest House
– Aljezur

4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bathroom

Terrace and garden at Monte do Pardal Casa Toure in Aljezur in the Algarve.

Monte do Pardal – Casa Touré
– Aljezur

4 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bathroom


Casa Euca, a traditional rural white house in Costa Vicentina in the Algarve.

Casa Euca
– Aljezur

4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bathroom

Casa da Vila, a white traditional holiday cottage in the village of Aljezur in the Algarve.

Casa da Vila
– Aljezur

6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bathroom


SUKHA Loft at the Castle, a holiday house in Aljezur in the Algarve.

SUKHA Loft at the Castle
– Aljezur

4 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bathroom


Inside A Porta Azul Studio, a holiday house in the centre of Aljezur in the Algarve.

A Porta Azul – Studio
– Aljezur

2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bathroom

Dining table and living room inside holiday cottage A Porta Azul, located in Aljezur in the Algarve.d

A Porta Azul
– Aljezur

4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bathroom


Hillside 1, a holiday house in Aljezur in the Algarve. White kitchen with an orange fridge, and hanging orange lamps.

Hillside 1
– Aljezur

4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bathroom


Hillside 2, a holiday house in Aljezur in the Algarve. Facade of hillside house in Aljezur, with red door and windows and a blue border

Hillside 2
– Aljezur

5 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bathroom


A general view of the living room of Alma Cheia Costa Vicentina House, with a dinning area in the back. Some wooden pieces were done exclusively for the place as also the palm carpets done by local artisans. This open space has very large windows that let the nature be part of it.

Alma Cheia Costa Vicentina House
– Odeceixe

4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 2 bathrooms


Alma Cheia Costa Vicentina Sunrise Studio outdoor terrace with a table and two chairs surrounded by a garden. Located in Odeceixe in the Algarve.

Alma Cheia Costa Vicentina Sunrise Studio
– Odeceixe

2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bathroom

Handpicked Boutique Hotels in Costa Vicentina

Monte da Vilarinha hotel in Carrapateira in the Algarve. A traditional algarve house on a rural setting.

Monte da Vilarinha
– Carrapateira

Located in Carrapateira, in the south of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, Monte da Vilarinha enjoys commanding views over the surrounding valley. It’s within reach of the rugged coastline and its beautiful wild beaches of the Algarve.

Praia do Canal Nature Resort in Aljezur, a  five-star hotel in Aljezur in the Algarve

Praia do Canal Nature Resort
– Aljezur

This five-star spa and wellness retreat hotel is set amidst the extraordinary wild landscape of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, with the finest preserved stretch of European coastline. There are 56 rooms, an outdoor infinity pool, an heated indoor swimming pool, two massage rooms, an hammam (Turkish bath), a 90 degrees Celsius Finnish sauna, a 70% bio sauna, an indoor and an outdoor relaxation zone, a cold plunge tank and an ice water bucket for a truly rejuvenating experience.

Muxima is a eco-friendly guesthouse in Aljezur in the Algarve.

Muxima
– Aljezur

Muxima is an eco-friendly guesthouse perfectly nestled in a green valley near Aljezur. Here, owners’ Paula and Jelle want to share their great love for wild nature and good food with their guests. The houses are beautifully decorated with items collected from many travels and each room has its own, unique style, and are all surrounded by lush green gardens. Highlights include morning yoga classes, a natural swimming pool, a mostly organic vegetarian breakfast feast and endless adventures on the property climbing trees, swinging ropes or exploring the forest. There’s also a shared living room with a library and a fireplace, to be enjoyed with Portuguese, organic natural wines. There’s plenty of space to chill, run around, play and take a dip.


drone photo of Memmo Baleeira hotel in Sagres in the Algarve, showing the swimming pool, terrace with sun loungers and the atlantic sea as the backdrop

Memmo Baleeira
– Sagres

Memmo Baleira is a four-star boutique hotel in the Western Algarve town of Sagres, offering 144 rooms and family-friendly one or two bedroom suites with kitchenettes.

Our favourite things to do and see in Costa Vicentina

One of the best things when driving through Costa Vicentina are the picturesque and charming villages such as Sagres, Vila do Bispo, Aljezur and Odeceixe, to name only a few. It makes such a special road trip.

We started exploring Costa Vicentina many years ago and the following are the spots that we keep going back to – we call them our ‘Costa Vicentina classics’.

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Our Favourite Beaches in Costa Vicentina 🩴

The truth is, every local seems to have a different favourite beach. Our advice is for you to try to discover yours! This is 100% part of the fun of visiting Costa Vicentina. Take your time to stop by at all or most of them.

We literally and genuinely love all the beaches in Costa Vicentina, but the ones we tend to visit the most are Castelejo, Vale Figueiras, Monte Clérigo and Arrifana.


Names and locations of some of the best beaches in Costa Vicentina:

Our Favourite Restaurants in Costa Vicentina 🍴

Surfing in Costa Vicentina 🏄

The wild beaches of Costa Vicentina are considered a Mecca for surfers, so you will find many beaches with surf schools on site such as Arrifana, Monte Clérigo and Praia do Amado. Arrifana Surf School and Boa Onda Surf School are two of the best schools in the area.

Joana at arrifana surf school in the Algarve.
Jo at Arrifanas' surf school
and the stunning view just above restaurante praia Arrifana.


Hiking 🥾

Discover hiking routes and trails on the excellent Rota Vicentina website. You will find a dedicated network of walking and cycling trails in Costa Vicentina.


Watch Dolphins, Whales, Seabirds, Sea Turtles 🐬 🐋 🐢

Explore the ocean with Mar Ilimitado – a team of marine biologists that specialises in marine wildlife and has a range of cool boat tours.

So there you go, those are what we consider to be some of the Best Places to Stay in Costa Vicentina in the Algarve right now. We hope you like them as much as we do.

If you are exploring other areas in the Algarve, you might also want to check out our articles The Best Boutique Hotels in the Algarve and Handpicked Holiday Homes, Apartments and Villas in the Algarve, including Costa Vicentina.

Here's hoping you create new memories here in Portugal. Tag us on Instagram (we would love it if you do!) and let us know how it goes. 🤗

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Obrigada,
xx
Joana and Sofia

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