Curral Velho

Boa Vista

The spooky village of Curral Velho was abandoned due to near-endless drought. You can wander amid the crumbling ruins of the old buildings, then head down to the nearby beach, a gorgeous stretch of pristine shoreline.

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11.18 MILES

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2. Praia de Estoril

14.97 MILES

A short stroll south of the Sal Rei town centre, this lovely beach has turquoise waters and white sands, making it a fine setting for a day out. A handful…

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4. Santa Maria

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