Sagres and it's Council Vila do Bispo
Situated on the coast (Costa Vicentina) and in the natural park of the Southeast Alentejo (Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e da Costa Vicentina), Sagres (Vila do Bispo), is the only council in Algarve that has two types of coast: the meridional (southern) coast and the occidental coast. For this reason talking about Vila do Bispo and Sagres is talking about the sea. And if the sea speaks, the fishes are it's words and fishing it's language, this wealth that always fed the mouth of populations being indispensable part of the economic life of this council. It is in a perfect harmony, people, land and sea, white sand beaches cleaved by cliffs, the kindness of the people, the wealth of the traditions, the excellence of the gastronomy, all this provides to Vila do Bispo & Sagres memories and intense odours that even appeal the distracted senses.
Beaches, Sea and Nautic Sports
Having two types of coast - occidental and meridional (southern), the council of Vila do Bispo invites you to the discovery of coves and bays, as well as the paradisiacal beaches with magnificent conditions to the nautic sports such as Surf, Windsurf, Scubadiving, Bodyboarding, etc...
History and Heritage
With a human presence since the Neolithic, the council of Vila do Bispo has a very wealth historical heritage, with a big number of fortress and forts located throughout the south coast complemented by the beauty of his churches – some adorned with carved gold – chapels. Distributed all over the council, you can find several archaeological treasures such as monoliths, cromeleques and golden pavestones.
Culture, Animation and Leisure
The party is continuous as you can see all around the year with the celebration of several festivities, fairs and pilgrimages, complemented with diverse cultural initiatives.
Land of fisherman’s, Vila do Bispo & Sagres council have as the main sectors of activities Fishing, Agriculture and Tourism. The fishing is artisan, the agriculture is made in small fields and tourism is growing as more people discover the treasures of this location.
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