Villetta Vicentina

“We drove up the coast to Vilanova de Milfontes, a pretty town on the beach-fringed estuary of the Mira river, for a lunch of barbecued sardines and shellfish. The combination of portuguese vinho verde and fresh seafood is my idea of food heaven, particularly in an open-air restaurant bang on the beach with a view of the sea.”
The spectacular Costa Vicentina nature reserve coastline and its beautiful sandy beaches, walking paths along cliffs, narrow bays and rocks is only a lovely 30 minute ride along green hills on a narrow countrylane without traffic jams.

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“Strict building regulations have saved portugal’s beautiful alentejo coast from development. The alentejo coast is one continuous stretch of wild cliffs and virginal beaches.”
Lisbon is about a 2 hours drive from the cottage. A nearby train leaves Funcheira (at 15 minutes drive) at 8.23 am arriving in Lisbon at 10.09 am, returning at 17.20 pm to arrive back at 19.08 in Funcheira. The fare is 15 euro one way.


 Nearby low cost airports and cheap car rental:
 Faro (FAO) at 1,5 hrs drive
 Lisbon (LIS) at 2 hrs drive