Travelling north from Sagres up the south-west coast of Portugal the landscape becomes more natural with small cluster villages based around some breathtaking beaches. 49kms north of Sagres is the village of Aljezur, the central historic town in this region which services all the outlying beach based areas. The Costa Vicentina is the Western coast of the Algarve. Stretching from Odeceixe to the North right down to Burgau near Lagos on the South, the area is a protected Natural Park covering over 74,000 hectares of rolling hills, marshland, imposing cliffs, rocky coves and broad beaches. The Costa Vicentina Natural Park has over 80 kms of Atlantic seaboard. The beaches range from broad expanses of sand to tiny inaccessible coves. The area is a mecca for anglers, surfers and all nature lovers.