Either north or south of Vila Nova de Milfontes, the coast is wild, with dramatic landscapes, and nice secluded beaches.
The sea is cold and generally rough, but travelling along the coast is a wonderful contact with nature.
Vila Nova de Milfontes is mainly a dwelling point to Portuguese. Hardly built with villas and apartments, with a few hotels, it is a family's destination, taking advantage of the calm beaches in the mouth of Mira river. For those preferring stronger emotions the Atlantic coast is rougher, but... colder.
It s a river ( rio mira ) that crosses vila nova milfontes...
in summer time the banks of the river get crouded and a day at the beach is almost what you can do in this cosy litle place.
Great restaurant serving a range of fantastic typical dishes. The food is tasty and you can tell it is made with fresh ingredients. Every day there is a new day special dish. The wines are great too!
Favorite Dish: Acorda - bread soup with garlic, coriander and egg. Gorgeous and so cheap!
A Canga is a fantastic shop- you can find unique arts and crafts, really cool jewelry and interior decoration items. There is some really fabulous stuff designed by the shop owner and her sister (from crockery to flower arrangements to landscape and portrait painting)
What to buy: Local handicraft - terracota crockery.
What to pay: Really varies on item!
beautifull beaches , yet, i must point to you the danger of swimming in this river waters.
of course lifesavers are provided during summer months but be carefull.
almost every summer a couple of accidents and deaths, does happens here a thing that we defenitly regret the most.