Vila Nova de Milfontes invites you to rest and serenity, especially in these times. A haughty princess, but who always receives well.
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Vila Nova de Milfontes is an Alentejo village located in the municipality of Odemira. This is a small town located in the heart of the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina. She is also nicknamed the Princess of Alentejo.
It is therefore an excellent proposal for a long weekend or a few days with family or friends. The monumental Alentejo coastline leaves no one indifferent and Vila Nova de Milfontes is the starting point for a discovery that can continue down the park to Aljezur.
Vila Nova de Milfontes: what you need to know
Vila Nova de Milfontes has a unique natural beauty, with emphasis on the Mira river whose blue tone joins the blue of the Atlantic Ocean, contributing to a breathtaking landscape.
The deserted beaches, with golden dunes and crystalline waters, justify the success of this Alentejo town. Milfontes is a land of fishermen and a large part of the village’s economic activity takes place around the sea.
In the border waters, there is an abundance of fish such as snapper, corvina, sarrajão, shad or sole, and it is also an area of tasty shellfish, from octopus to mussels, passing through the clams or the unmissable goose barnacles.
But this is also a region where you can find the typical plains of cork oaks, coloring authentic Alentejo postcards. Inserted in the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina, Vila Nova de Milfontes has tourism as one of its major sources of income, becoming a preferred destination for holidays or even weekend getaways.
What to see
With regard to the heritage present in this Alentejo village, there is a monument to the aviators, in addition to the fortress, which currently functions as a hotel unit.
Praia do Almograve, certainly one of the most beautiful beaches on the Alentejo Coast, coexists with other beaches that have won the highest praise from countless onlookers, such as Praia da Franquia, Praia do Farol, Praia do Patacho and Praia do Malhão.
Cabo Sardão, on the other hand, offers an absolutely breathtaking landscape and is a great place to take beautiful photographs. There are, however, other points of high tourist interest. Check out the most emblematic.
- Milfontes Fort;
- Milfontes Lighthouse;
- Atelier Vincent (where you can admire small paintings and tiles, for example);
- Public Garden (ideal for those with children).
You can also explore other activities on site, using the services of companies such as Aventura Activa, which offers activities such as bicycles, kayaks, among others.
Other proposals include surfing, paddle tennis, horseback riding along the beach or tours along the Costa Vicentina.
Campsites are an economical and interesting option for anyone who enjoys contact with nature, even late into the night. It’s a different experience, but a very worthwhile one.
Between the camping sites available in Vila Nova de Milfontes, the choice is vast.
- Campsite – Campiférias (Rua do Mercado Novaférias – Tourist Management);
- Campsite – Camping Milfontes (Estrada das Pousadas);
- Campsite – Orbitur Sitava Milfontes (Brejo do Zimbreiro);
- Yellow Farm;
For those who want to choose tourist apartments as accommodation, there is also plenty on offer.
- Areias de Milfontes Apartments (Rua D. João II, L.2);
- Quinta do Moinho de Vento Apartments (Quinta do Moinho de Vento);
- Atlântico Tourist Apartments (Eira da Pedra lot 6);
- Tourist Apartments Casa da Eira (Rua Eira da Pedra).
As for those who prefer hotelsMilfontes has different units.
- Hotel HS Milfontes (Av. Marginal);
- Hotel Mar e Sol (Rua Custódio Brás Pacheco);
- Hotel Casa dos Arcos (Rua do Carris);
- Hotel Eira da Pedra (Rua das Pensões – Eira da Pedra).
Where to eat
There is no shortage of good places to eat in Vila Nova de Milfontes and the surrounding area. Alentejo gastronomy combines with fresh fish and creates breathtaking proposals at the table.
There is no shortage of restaurants to recover your energies. Seafood lovers, for example, can go to Marisqueira Chave D’ Ouro (Rua Custódio Brás Pacheco) or Marisqueira O Dunas Mil (Avenida Marginal da Praia).
Among the more traditional restaurants are the restaurant A Petisqueira (Alagoachos No. 25), the Flor do Mira restaurant (Largo do Rossio No. 8), O Botequinho do Xico (Rua Custódio Brás Pacheco) or Portinho do Canal (Estrada do Channel).