Zavial beach is about an hour by road. When the tide is high the Naturist beach is reached over the rough land behind; an easy climb. The price includes transport and a generous picnic lunch. We stop at Cape St Vincent, the most westerly point in Europe as well as the famous city of Sagres.
This trip doesn't include a picnic but there are affordable restaurants on the mountain road. We set off at 10.30 am; by leaving earlier we can also visit Silves. We'll stop at the spa town of Caldas for a stroll & a drink! Then, to the mountain (Foia) where you'll look out over Algarve.
Visit the wonderful International Sand Sculpture Festival (reputed to be the largest sand sculptures in the world) and see the sculptures illuminated at sunset. A fantastic and unique experience. Only a ten minute drive up the N125. €11 entrance money.
A wonderful time will be had by all at Pedro and Manuela's lovely, traditional restaurant 'A Canga' on the outskirts of Santa Barbara de Nexe. €10 per head plus the cost of the meal (very good value from €5 a course and wine at €2.50 for a small jug).
A visit to the local winery part owned by a famous singer (not to be named for legal reasons) who is a great friend of the Shadows! Just a five minute drive from our Naturist guest house, wine tasting and a look at the vineyards and the wine making process. €6 at time of going to press. There are plenty of other small winerys you can also visit.
On the second Monday of the Month. A traditional local market with livestock, plants, local produce and much more. A stroll around the market with a chance to buy local produce and then lunch served Al Fresco at a very reasonable price. €5 a head plus lunch. There is also the local Albufeira market on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday or every month. Also well worth a visit.
Tavira is a pretty town with plenty of history. Sea Salt is a major industry; you can watch the workers gathering it at low tide. A short ferry trip to the island and a ten minute walk to the Naturist beach. Wonderful bird life; picnic lunch included.