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Further explorations

Sagres, Mértola and Andaluzia

For those staying longer at Golden Club Cabanas and wishing to explore further, there are various options for one- or two-day car trips or coach excursions:  

 

Sagres and Costa Vicentina

(147 km, 1h40 via A22)

This is the site of departure of the caravels dispatched by Prince Henry the Navigator to discover the African coast in the 15th century. The western coast of the Algarve, with beautiful cliffs, also features some excellent walking. 

 

Mértola

(81 km, 1h via IC27)

In this fortified town on the bank of the Guadiana, you can find Roman, Moorish and Medieval remains providing important clues to the history of Portugal.

 

Ayamonte

(27 km, 28 mins)

For a brief tour into Spanish Andalusia, in search of some different flavours, try dining in Ayamonte or take a tour of its tapas bars. 

 

Seville

(163 km, 1h48 via A49)

Wander the streets and explore the Moorish architecture of Seville, its residences with interior patios, the cathedral, the basilica and the Giralda tower. Not to mention the flamenco, tapas bars and all the Andalusian gastronomy.