Have you heard of Comporta? Everyone knows about the Algarve, Portugal's most popular holiday destination, but fewer have heard of the equally as beautiful and far more laid-back Comporta, on the west coast and about an hour's drive from lovely Lisbon. This is the region of golden-sand stretches of beach, of rice paddies, canals and fields bulging with organic courgettes and broccoli. Apart from relaxing on the beach or eating at their great restaurants. Explore the breathtaking natural surroundings of Comporta on horseback as you canter across sand dunes to rice fields. Spend an afternoon visiting the town and local market, taking in its traditional splendor as the locals go about their day to day routine
Having attracted designers, models and high society for years, Comporta offers stylishly designed villas to rent, from pared-back and beachy to glass-walled and decked out with mod-cons. Even in August, Comporta remains blissfully uncrowded; rent a villa, stock up on fresh produce from a roadside seller and spend sunny days wandering down sandy tracks and swimming in the Atlantic swirl.
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