North to Odeceixe: Western Algarve in Pictures


We were eager to see as much of the western Algarve as we could in our short time there, so the next day we drove north on the N268 until we reached Odeceixe, a small town in the hills. By this time, we were almost in the Alentejo region, so we decided to find lunch in Odeceixe and then make our way back south, stopping at beaches along the way. Lunch was a delicious Portuguese meal (unfortunately I didn’t write down the name of the restaurant): I had black pork cheeks and TDL had octopus with sweet potatoes.


The first beach we explored was Arrifana. The beach was lovely, and totally empty, except for us and a ridiculous Portuguese water dog (who almost came home with us).

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2 Responses to North to Odeceixe: Western Algarve in Pictures

  1. beyondlisbon says:

    The Costa Vicentina (SW Coast) is actually my favourite part of the Algarve – you have the beach and the sun without all the people you’d have at the South coast and it’s much more relaxed!

  2. Cheryl in NC says:

    Wow! Beautiful shots. Beautiful spots. 😀

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