The name ‘Pirilampo’ Portuguese for ‘firefly’ was well-chosen. The lights of Lagos and Portimao in the distance twinkle in the night sky. If you’re looking for a slice of peace in this stunning nature reserve of the Algarve – you’ve hit the right spot. Spend your day working off all those pastéis de nata by hiking the winding paths of the Via Algarviana.
For your well-earned beach day(s) you don’t have far to go, it’s just a 30-minute drive to the golden sands, ice creams and scent of suncream. You’ve got plenty of choice in surf and sailing schools along the coast or hire a pirate to take you to the sea caves. Once you’re ready to flop there’s little more to do than kick back on your outdoor terrace with a cold beer and a feeling of self-congratulation. You deserve it after the day you’ve had!