Located along the estuary of the Sado River, on the Tróia Peninsula, Comporta is one of Portugal’s hidden gems, a village and a region not yet discovered by international tourism, a quiet and spectacular place where the visitor can take a dive into local culture and enjoy the peace. The region is a well-known for its rice as well as for its amazing wildlife and for the handicrafts practiced – if you are looking for a way to combine time spent actively with tranquil time spent on the beach or among the friendly villagers, here are a few things that will surely fascinate you in Comporta.
Comporta offers visitors some local specialties as well as Portuguese staples at their very best. Besides the traditional rice balls, you can try linguica, the thin, smoked pork sausages flavoured with a unique mix of spices, the eel soup, the fish pasta and various other dishes slow-cooked in earthen pots.
Go Dolphin Spotting
Herdade de Comporta, Comporta’s coastline is made up of seven small, quiet villages that have perfect, quiet beaches – make sure to visit them all, the beaches are not only places from which you can take in the stunning seascape and the sunset, but also places from where you can see bottlenose dolphins.
Enjoy Water sports
If you want to engage in physical activity, the best thing to try in Comporta is to slide on the waves. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced surfer, the ocean will give you an unforgettable experience. You can also enjoy paddle rides, if you prefer a more stable position while on the water.
Visit the Ruins of Tróia
The Roman ruins welcome visitors interested in ancient history with the opportunity to see the remains of the thermal baths, of several residential buildings and of the necropolis.
You can find out more about this wonderful area by visiting it virtually on https://alma-da-comporta.com/ - you will see that whatever your age and preferences, Comporta has a lot to offer.