Located just one hour south of Lisbon, at the base of the Troia Peninsula in the Alentejo region, Comporta, Portugal is an area surrounded by natural sand dunes, rice fields and pine forests. It is considered a hotspot for Lisbonite intelligentsia.
This calm and serene environment provides the perfect setting for the fishermen’s huts and fishing villages of Comporta and Carvalhal.
Beaches Near Comporta
The west coast of Portugal attracts surfers and holiday makers all year round. Some of the best beaches are located near Comporta village, with over 15km shoreline stretching in the Alentejo region.
A large beach with the famous Comporta Cafe Beach Club. Join one of the many surf lessons, or find a spot under one of the umbrellas in peace and isolation. This unique scenery takes in the rice paddy and estuary.
Pego Beach is accessible from Carvalhal, famous for its private atmosphere and scenery. It also has the well renowned Sal Restaurant and bar, with a large selection of fresh fish available, you can spend an entire day right until the late evening at Soul Bar.
Directly accessible from Carvalhal village, this beach is family friendly and has a vast area of sand to find your private space under the sun. Enjoy one of the best rated ice creams at Gulato, after a day of surf lessons with Surf In Comporta.
Comporta Weather Through the Seasons
The weather in Comporta throughout the year is very pleasant, with temperatures averaging between 20 to 25 degrees celsius from April to May, including October.
During the months between June and September, the average temperature ranges between 25 to 30, with an average high of 28 degrees. These are the driest and warmest months in Comporta.
The months of January, February, November and December have the highest chances of rain, however temperatures are generally stable and pleasant with an average temperature of 15 degrees celsius.
Property for Sale in Comporta
Located at the entrance to Carvalhal village, La Réserve development is 100m from local shops, banks, chemist, international news agency, bicycle hire, supermarkets, cultural cuisine and the beaches. La Réserve has been designed to pay tribute to the authentic village Comporta style, which is intimate, local and friendly.
At La Reserve you can enjoy the onsite gym and large outdoor swimming pool, wellness area with spa, sauna and steam room, as well as benefiting from the village restaurant, reception and lounge, All within close proximity to Pego and Carvalhal beach.
The apartments at La Réserve have been designed in natural harmony with the surrounding environment. A tribute to the Comporta village style, with timber roofs, private terraces and balconies. They will be built with anti-seismic reinforced concrete, double glazing and thermal insulation.
There will be reversible climate control with digital code access, fully equipped kitchens and full furniture. The residence will be under video surveillance with a guardian available 24 hours a day.
Fisherman Village Homes
The Fisherman Village homes at La Réserve pay tribute to the authentic Comporta Village style. The architectural simplicity, with the classic white and blue Alentejo colours, these homes bring all the best elements into the one space.
With large outdoor terraces, and in some homes connecting to the private swimming pools, the village homes have private gardens and are car free. They will be built with anti-seismic reinforced concrete, double glazing and thermal insulation.
There will be reversible climate control with gas hot water and computer management systems. Residence will be under video surveillance with a guardian available 24 hours a day.
The luxury Villas of La Réserve have been designed in a neo-classical Comporta style in blue and white with timber and thatched roofs.
Authentic and prestigious, the Villas take advantage of the natural landscape, with views of the dunes and pine forests that dominate the landscape. All are delivered with large outdoor terraces that connect to a private swimming pool, fireplaces and jacuzzi. The Villas will also feature large private outdoor gardens. They will be built with anti-seismic reinforced concrete, double glazing and thermal insulation.
There will be reversible climate control with gas hot water and computer management systems. Access will be possible with digital code access at each and a lock at each door, and only the owners will have the keys.
Golden Visa Portugal
One of the many benefits of becoming an owner in Portugal is the Golden Visa program, known as the “ARI - “Autorização de Residência para Actividade de Investimento” – Resident Permit for Investment Activity.
One of the ways that you can obtain residency in Portugal and subsequently the European Union is with a purchase of real estate valued at € 500,000. In order to maintain the visa, you must stay a minimum of 7 days each year, for 5 years. At which point you can then apply for permanent residency, then citizenship after 6 years.
The application is made online, via the Portuguese Immigration Website, or “SEF – Servico de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras.”
Where to Eat and Drink in Comporta
Comporta and Carvalhal village provide a great mix of bars and restaurants, that serve fresh seafood daily. You can also find something more familiar if you are looking for a burger, late night cocktail or pizza. The villages are perfect for strolling through after a day on the beach.
A few must see place for when you are there include:
- Restaurant Sal - Pego Beach
- Sal Burger – Carvalhal Village
- 5 Sentidos – Carvalhal Village
- Comporta Café – Comporta Beach
- Gomes Casa de vinhos & petiscos - Comporta Village
- Dona Bia - Torre
- Bago Burger Bar - Carvalhal Village
- Bars & Nightlife
- Soul Bar – Pego Beach
- Comporta Café – Comporta Beach
- Cafe Bar O Arado - Comporta
- Oba - Comporta Village
Keeping Busy in Comporta
Spend a Day in Nature
The Sado Estuary Natural Reserve was established in 1980 and is a wonderfully protected area. This wetland nature reserve features many hiking and walking trails where you can see many species of bird life.
The villages of Comporta and Carvalhal are themselves very traditional and calm. Perfect for strolling through and visiting the nice shops, and tasting the great food.
You can also experience some of the many great activities in the area for you and the whole family, such as beach horse riding, dolphin watching, or spend a day visiting one of the many health and wellness centres, such as the world renowned Sublime Comporta.
Surf in Comporta
The beaches are perfect for first time learners or habitual surfers. You will find a number of options available in addition to traditional surfing, paddle boarding or canoeing, for example.
Surf In Comporta have over 20 years experience in the area and offer an excellent service and will provide all the equipment you and your family need.
Villages & Towns Near Comporta
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal harmoniously transcends the ages with particular charm, from the very recent Vasco de Gama tower to the famous Belém tower.
The City of Seven Hills, as it is often called, has incredible topography that offers incredible perspectives of the city. The charming atmosphere of this city, famed for its many beautiful cobbled stone and colourful laneways, makes exploring it on foot a truly idyllic experience.
Lisbon is just an hours’ drive away from Comporta, and is well worth a visit with the whole family on the way to or on a day trip.
Located just 7 kilometres from Comporta Village, Carrasqueira is an incredibly beautiful harbour village with an impressive wooden harbour.
There are small wooden houses and footbridges that sit along the shoreline. A perfect place to visit at any time of the year. You can stroll along the wooden piers, observe the ocean and taste the catch of the day.
Considered a work-of-art due to the architecture, the village was built in the mid 1900’s and is an active fishing port. Spend an afternoon and enjoy the sunset.
If you are arriving by Ferry from Lisbon, you will berth at the Troia marina, leaving from the port of Setubal. These services operate frequently throughout the year, with increased services during the summer seasons.
This is a very active village with many people venturing here for the day, as the marina serves as a departure point for many of the boat tours into the nature reserve. Original Troia was a Roman settlement, so you will find old ruins during one of your bike and walking tours of the area.
There are plenty of bars and restaurants of high quality in the port, with the famous grand casino complex and Troia Golf course attracting many visitors from all over the world.