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Surfing For All Levels
Whether you’re an advanced surfer or want to try this exhilarating sport for the the first time, Portugal’s Western Algarve offers some of the best surfing beaches in the world – all within easy reach of Casa Fajara.
For example, Praia do Amado, a beach near Carrapateira, attracts surfers galore of all level. It’s known for its amazing waves. It’s open to all Atlantic swells but protected by north west winds, making it ideal for new and experienced surfers.
Casa Fajara is also within walking distance of Praia da Bordeira, a beach offering year-round, big-wave surfing. This vast beach also has a beautiful lagoon and sand dunes where small children love to play.
Both beaches operate surf schools so you can easily book lessons to enable you to learn from scratch or improve your skills.
Sail Off On A Boating Adventure
A multitude of boat trips offer you a chance to explore the Algarve coast, see spectacular caves or enjoy close encounters with sealife.
Portugal excels when it comes to sea excursions, one of its most famous being an opportunity to explore coastal caves and grottos along its dramatic coastline. Sail to Lagos’s famous Ponta da Piedade – cliff-like rocks up to 20 metres high – or join a two-hour cruise from Lagos to the Benagil Caves. A kayak cave explorer tour is another popular option.
Alternatively, you could have a close encounter with sealife on a dolphin trip.
Walking The Rota Vicentina
People from all over the world use Casa Fajara as a base to explore the famous Rota Vicentina walking trails. Our hotel is within the The Costa Vicentina Natural Park, a specular area of rural beauty.
The Rota Vicentina is a network of hiking trails which pass through Alentejo and the Algarve. It includes two long-distance routes – The Fishermen’s Trail and the Historical Way – and day-hikes.
All routes are well-marked, the coastal route with blue and green stripes and the inland route with white and red stripes.
The trails are easy to follow and suit all types of walkers. If you love to explore on foot, there can be few better places in the world to do so.