As South West as it gets

Located at the most south-western point of Europe, Sagres, the namesake of the signature Portugese beer, is a sleepy town that cannot be missed. Known for it’s fishing and surf, Sagres is a coastal paradise. The beaches resemble those from home; long sandy stretches that are shared by only a few lucky people and the only real difference is the bone-chilling cold Atlantic waters.

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We stayed on the beautiful Mareta Beach in an Air BnB above “The Hangout” – a cafe and hangout for surfers and beach-goers alike. We spent hours at The Hangout playing cards, drinking coffee and sampling all that the menu had to offer. With a laid-back feel the cafe looks out over Mareta Beach and the trees that have had been adorned in crochet by the loving residents.

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A stones throw away we discovered Warung (www.warung.eu), yet another bar/restaurant/hangout full of great company. The owner originally from Mexico had spent years living all over the world (including little old New Zealand) and the menu was a combination of her favourite mexican, portugese and good ol’ fashioned burgers. With surfboards adorning the walls, hammocks outside and a pool table in, it’s safe to say we didn’t just visit once.

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