Located in the southwest of Algarve, the Portuguese civil parish of Sagres (Sagres Point), Portugal, is home to just under two thousand people. The name Sagres derives from the Portuguese word sagrado (in English, holy) and refers to the religious importance of the area. The so-called Ponta de Sagres (in English, Sagres Point), is a promontory that is historically and geographically important. For many centuries, it has been used for religious purposes. The point is significant for sailing, as well -- it offers protection for boats and ships, which can wait there for favourable winds. Sailing around Cabo Sao Vincente (in English, Cape St. Vincent), is dangerous, since there is a high risk of being blown onto the sharp rocks in the shallow waters. The coastline is also well known for its excellent surf. Other water sports such as diving are available, as well.
Tourism is big in Algarve, and Sagres is no exception. Even if the town is comparatively small, you can find numerous Sagres (Sagres Point), Portugal hostels, guesthouses, and hoses. The hostels in Sagres (Sagres Point), Portugal, mainly focus on young travelers who come for the surfing and some partying. There is a huge collection of local surf sports and therefore it is easily the right spot for you. Most places, including the Sagres (Sagres Point), Portugal, hostels offer free Wi-Fi.
The nearby Cape St. Vincent is the southwesternmost point in Portugal, and once you get there, it definitely feels like the end of the world. The dramatic cliffs fall away to raging seas. At the cape, there is also Portugal's most powerful lighthouse. Ships that are more than fifty kilometres away can see the light beam. If you like fun slides and water parks, check out Slide & Splash in Lagoa. It is a fifty minutes’ drive, but the slides -- as well as the reputation -- are excellent. If you do not want to try out surfing, you can also book some boating and fishing trips. An exciting cruise around the cape is also possible.
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