This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Porto Covo. To help you make friends with Porto Covo before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The small fishing village of Porto Covo, Portugal, is situated in the district Setubal in the southwest of Portugal. Since the nineties, tourism has played a bigger role in the community that was previously only well known for the local fishing. The small town, with a permanent population of around a thousand people, is an attractive destination for holidaymakers during the summer. The area is famous for its marvelous beaches, untouched nature, and sheer cliffs. In summer, the district of Setubal has very little rainfall and mostly a constant hot and sunny weather. Therefore, it is perfect for tourists that look for peaceful and warm days on the beach. Between May and October, the average maximum temperature reaches more than twenty degrees and guarantees a pleasant stay. Do not forget that especially in July and August, the days can become particularly hot with average maximum temperature of thirty degrees Celsius and more.
In the town centre of Porto Covo, you will find some decent restaurants for a pleasant evening. You can choose between traditional seafood, Portuguese cuisine, Italian food, and international dishes. The prices vary depending on the premises. In summer, the streets can be lively at night thanks to the tourists in town. Most people come for the beaches and the picturesque coastline in the nature park “Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina,” where Porto Covo is situated. Therefore, if you look for peace and relaxation, Porto Covo is the right spot for you. The small island “Ilha do Pessegueiro,“ which is only two hundred fifty meters away from the shore, with its old fort from the sixteenth century, is also a point of interest.
If you look for budget accommodations, Porto Covo, Portugal hostels are limited in number, but there are hotels, apartments, guesthouses, and a camping ground in town as well. If you look for additional options, check out the nearby towns Vila Nova de Milfontes and Almograve, where other hostels are situated. The price level for these budget accommodations is reasonable. Since midsummer can be busy, booking your Porto Covo, Portugal hostel in advance is very helpful in order to avoid disappointments.
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