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The Algarve's West Coast, part of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park

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Take a journey to the Algarve's Costa Vicentina, aka "the West coast"

There's more to the Algarve than you expected...

First, of course, there is the Algarve everyone knows, the golden cliffs and sandy beaches from all the postcards, the Algarve you picture when you think of "the Algarve." This is the Algarve's famous South coast. You don't need my help to find it, it's everywhere. I'm not even going to post a picture of it...

But the Algarve has another side, a hidden side few know exist, and even fewer know how to explore, a side you will only find if you leave the pavement and parking lots and all of civilization behind ...

To find it, you must go West...
The West Coast, Costa Vicentina Natural Park, Vila do Bispo, Algarve, Portugal.
The West Coast, Costa Vicentina Natural Park, Vila do Bispo, Algarve, Portugal.

The Algarve's West coast is one of Europe's last remaining and best protected coastal wildernesses: The Costa Vicentina Natural Park.

The entire West coast of the Algarve is a protected national treasure, the Vicentine Coast Natural Park ("Parque Natural da Costa Vicentina"), 130km of jaw-dropping natural wonder.
 

Here are Portugal's tallest sea cliffs, most secret beaches, and most undiscovered landscapes. 

 

This is a land of soaring cliffs, crashing waves, howling winds, plunging ravines, secluded beaches, and endless raw, awe-inspiring nature. Roads here are few, trails are unmarked, beaches untouched.

 

Not even Google can help you find your way around this place.

The West Coast, Costa Vicentina Natural Park, Sagres, Algarve, Portugal.
The West Coast, Costa Vicentina Natural Park, Odeceixe, Algarve, Portugal.

This is the End of the World.

Imagine the map of Europe in your head: Now go down and down on the map until the land simply ends, and the map turns blue... you've arrived here, at the Algarve's Southwestern corner, where Europe ends and gives way to the Atlantic ocean.

Here lies the most remote and revered corner of the continent: The Cape of St. Vincent, a place thought for thousands of years to be the End of the World, a place that still today feels like it just might be.

This coastline is my office, playground, classroom, backyard, and home. Join me and explore a side of Portugal few know exist.

The Algarve's Cape of St. Vincent, on the Algarve's West Coast, part of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park.
The Algarve's Cape of St. Vincent, on the Algarve's West Coast, part of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park.
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Now follow me on a little journey to...

Portugal,

the end of Europe...

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The Algarve,
the end of Portugal...

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The West Coast,
the end of the Algarve...

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West Coast Hiking, Lagos Algarve Portugal, Vicentine Coast & Rota Vicentina

The cape of st. vincente,
The End of the World.

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