Sines Travel Guide

  • Beach and port from the Center
    Beach and port from the Center
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  • Ferry from Setúbal
    Ferry from Setúbal
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    Restaurante A Nau
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Sines Things to Do

  • Castle

    Built in the 15th century this castle has an exceptional location, overlooking the beach. The municipality adapted it for touristy purposes, and, nowadays, it holds a museum in one tower, and it is used in cultural events.

  • Porto Covo

    The most popular beach around Sines is Porto Covo. Some years ago, it was a wild area, with a secluded beach turned into a privilege to the few who could access it. Successive investments transformed it in a massive holiday place, and... a beach like many other. OK! If you want to swim in a not so cold water as up north...

  • caribbean corner

    sº torpes beach. a windy one just a couple of miles from Sines. on winter time all surf lovers go there. and the must of it is the temperature of the water. an amazing 28º all year around, due to the electrical factory on it's outskirts, where they recycal sea water at high temperatures and turn it back to the beach, making the water of this beach...

  • praia

    Sines is part of the St. Vincent and Southwest Alentejo Coast Natural Park, one of the best-preserved coast areas in Europe. There are some of the finest Portuguese beaches (“praias”), small bright sand sheets among huge rocks creating an ambience of intimacy and exclusiveness (we point out Praia Grande de Porto Covo, Praia da Ilha, Praia de...

  • safari

    nearby sines a wonderfull animal resort where you can have a rare and true safari jeep cruise. yet with few animals , like little bambi's, zebra's, and many others. a wonderfull day at badoca with a restaurant and other facilities for kids to enjoy a nice time amongst the nature. in all a wonderfullway to spend the afternoon if u came across...

  • White sand

    Praia Vasco da Gama is the beach of Sines. In front of the village you can find this beautiful view.


Sines Hotels

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  • Hotel Dom Vasco

    There are a couple of hotel options in Sines, but the Dom Vasco is arguably of the highest quality....

  • Sinerama Hotel Apartamento

    Rua Marques de Pombal, 110, (Formerly "Sinerama"), Sines, Alentejo, 7520, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Sines Restaurants

  • Local cuisine and seafoods too

    This restaurant is not a particularly fancy one, but is right on the beach so it offers good views and fresh air. Lots of locals come here both for lunch and dinner.The menu is pretty large, but every day has one or two specials that are typically a little faster to be served. The fish is always a good choice since its fresh and well prepared. But...

  • Casual Local Dishes

    I found this restaurant by following some locals, taking faith in the fact that if its good enough for them, it should be good enough for me.The restaurant appears to be run by a family, with every member taking on their own role. There is a large TV on one wall that many locals were focusing on since they come here to watch the football games.One...

  • local culinary deluxe

    Great restaurant, although set in a 1980s' retro décor which is not the best. They take local ingredients and recipes and give it a twist and take it into the domain of modern cuisine. Wild poultry dishesMigas de espigos with Codfish


Sines Transportation

  • Driving to/from Lisbon

    If you are visiting Sines, chances are you are either coming from or going to Lisbon.To do that, there is the auto-estrada A2 connecting to the IP8. These are both relatively fast highways. The problem therein is that you must pay tolls and do not see much along the way. In total, you'll have to pay about 10Eur in tolls.I suggest that you take the...

  • marina

    Sines has the only leisure harbour / marina between Setubal and Algarve, stopping place for pleasure boats in national or international sea routes along our coast. It has a 230 place berth and is fitted out with all the essential equipments to an exigent sailor.

  • ghost train

    not trying to miss led you, this transportation tip ain`t really a tip.Trains does not stop here anymore, but that was the only way, to show you the beautifull and (not) abandoned old train station on my town. recently a huge and beautyfull garden surrounds the site. ( soon i´ll add some pics...


Sines Local Customs

  • gastronomic exhibition

    Fishermen’s town, Sines stands out in Alentejo by its seafood, superior quality products that bring to many restaurants their reputation. In July, there are two opportunities to taste the diversity and quality of Sines food: the Mostra Gastronómica (“Gastronomic Exhibition”), with the best delicacies from Sines and the rest of Alentejo, and...

  • musicas do mundo - world music

    music festival, already with great acceptance from music lovers world wide.The most important cultural event of the year in Sines is FMM - Festival Musicas do Mundo (World Music Festival), that takes place every last weekend of July. The program gathers in the Castle distinguished names of world music and jazz.Festival Musicas do Mundo (FMM) is a...

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Sines Off The Beaten Path

  • Castles and Windmills

    If you venture out to Santiago do Cacém, a few kilometers inland from Sines, you have another opportunity to visit some castles, have lookout viewpoints from the top of mountains and see some old windmills.The visit to Santiago do Cacém will not take long, and is best if you have your own transportation. The town is very small and most of the...

  • lagoa

    Sines’ main attraction for the tourist is its coast. But the inland, more than visited, deserves to be enjoyed. On foot, on bicycle or by car, there are many interesting places to discover. In the north, the Sancha Lagoon area is an ecological treasure connected to the Santo André Lagoon’s ecosystem.

  • pessegueiro

    Pessegueiro Island is one of the municipality’s most interesting places, either from the historic or from the landscape point of view. The island has ruins of a Roman port and in the cliff in front of it stands the Pessegueiro Fort. A channel separates the island from mainland, crating a beautiful beach with good conditions for windsurfing and...


Sines Favorites

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  • vasco da gama

    The navigator Vasco da Gama was born in Sines. Until the end of his life he claimed the county of Sines as the reward for his major feat: discovering the sea way to India. Is possible to outline an itinerary in Sines historic centre based on Vasco da Gama, the castle, his house and the historic center.

  • World Music Festival

    Every year, at the end of July, Sines holds a great world music festival, with renowned and newcomers from all around the world, like Femi Kuti, Pharaoh Sanders, etc...Very nice atmosphere, beautiful setting in an old fortress.The 2006 program is out: Tony Allen, Thomas Mapfumo, Trilok Gurtu, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 and plenty more!For more...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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