Sagres is one of Portugal’s most historic towns.
Set on a headland overlooking a picturesque harbour, the port lies at the south-westernmost point of continental Europe within the boundaries of a protected natural park.
The park lends the area a wild, untamed character that helps personify Sagres as a destination steeped in myth and legend. Inexorably linked with the sea, Prince Henry the Navigator, who helped finance Portugal’s Voyages of Discovery during the 15th century, established a school of navigation near the town.
This is one of the Algarve’s least developed regions, and in Sagres a friendly and informal atmosphere prevails, unhurried and quite charming.
The area enjoys comfortable temperatures all year round and can expect a yearly average of 300 sunny days, with fresh Atlantic breezes taming the heat of high summer.