LUIS BORGES’ GUIDE TO COMPORTA
HOW TO GET HERE
The fastest way from Lisbon is to drive south and take a ferry from Setúbal. If you’re driving the whole way it’ll take a little over one hour.
WHERE TO BEACH
“Praia de Galé, hands down! I can’t see where it ends or starts, the cliff formations are stunning and there are hardly any people around. It’s one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal and probably all of Europe.”
WHAT TO PACK?
“I bring lots of stuff when I travel. My essentials are sunscreen, sunglasses, swimwear and my camera. Aside from that I want fun shirts, comfortable linen trousers, flip-flops, sandals and sneakers.”
WHERE TO EAT
“I love sea food, and we have so much of it in Portugal. There is a delicacy called caracóis, which is snails, that I always crave in the summer! There are some really nice spots in Comporta [the town], one of my favourites is a small local restaurant named Sao Joao. On Comporta Beach there’s an awesome juice bar with hammocks and lounge chairs named Mosquito bar, and next to it is the restaurant Comporta Café.”
WHERE TO PONDER
“On the beach – obviously! As much as I love being on the beach with my kids or friends, I love being by myself to take time and enjoy that place and moment. I ponder about my kids and myself – what I’ve accomplished and what I can change.”
WHERE TO DANCE?
“If you’re in good company you can dance wherever you want. But Comporta is not a party place – it’s a beach town.”
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