Ferragudo is located across the river estuary of Rio Arade, you find Ferragudo Portgual, a beautiful village and has actually been tipped to be one of the Algarve’s new hot spots! Many of the houses in Ferragudo are traditional fisherman’s homes.
Ferragudo Portugal, one of the most authentic fishing villages of the Algarve.Builded high up the cliffs with steep narrow streets and steps where piece and quietness is well preserved and you can imagine the times back in the last century. Big and tall apartment complexes, as we find elsewhere on the coast, are not allowed in Ferragudo in the Algarve.
Just outside Ferragudo Portugal, supermarket Liddl has opened their doors, and an ambitious pavillion do Arada a concert hall/conference center/theater have opened their doors in 2010. At the outskirts, new, modern condominiums has been build, but all low-rise, like Vitor’s Village and Ferragudo Breeze.
If you wander down to the beach nearest to the village Ferragudo Portugal (Praia da Angrinha) you will see the rather amazing Fort of São João de Arade. It began life in the 15th century as a lookout tower of Ferragudo Algarve, and then was extended in 17th/18th century as part of the fortifications protecting the mouth of the river. (On the opposite bank above Portimão marina is the fort of Santa Catarina.)
Beach bar, Club Nau at Praia Grande Ferragudo Portugal, organizes from March till January, every Sunday afternoon life music in mid season, and high season every night! They have nice events, like 3 days jazz Festival in July, and in high season almost every Saturday night a late night party with well known DJ’s.
For a relaxing holiday in the Algarve – good beaches, plenty of places for an evening meal and scenic walks, then Ferragudo Portugal is hard to beat. There are some lovely beaches in Ferragudo Portugal, Praia Grande and Praia do Pintadinho being just two, but it is worth exploring, either by car, or by foot. Have a wonder over the cliffs, with fantastic views over the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll find signposts for the beaches, and for several bar-restaurants as you travel around in case you want to pit stop for a drink or something to eat.
Praia Grande – on the banks of the River Arade, opposite Portimao
Praia dos Carneiros- a lovely small, secluded bay between the cliffs
Activities and Events Ferragudo
The clear blue Atlantic Ocean makes the Algarve an ideal place for swimming, water sports, boat tours and sailing trips. The beautiful landscape of the interior Algarve invites you to undertake other activities. Activities in and around Ferragudo Portugal:
- River Trip to Silves
- Slide and Splash Lagoa
- Wind surfing
- Fishing trips
- Dolphin safaris
- Cave trips
Restaurants and Bars Ferragudo
Ferragudo town is embraced by palm-fringed gardens, which run alongside a narrow river-let up to the main cobbled square, Praça Rainha Dona Leonor. This is a lovely square of Ferragudo Portugal, with lots of café’s where you can sit for a delicious pastry and a coffee for a breakfast in a morning, or something more substantial at lunch or dinner.
Take a walk around the corner onto the quay and there are some more restaurants with a lovely view across the Arade and offering delicious, fresh fish dishes. The aromas from the barbecues outside are very tempting! At the other side of Ferragudo Portugal, you find Praia Grande with 4 nice Beach bars, all overlooking the bay of Ferragudo, where you can dine and wine till you drop….
The surroundings of Ferragudo Portugal, also have a lot to offer such as water parks and other tourist attractions. If you want to experience another side of the Algarve, you can make excellent day trips into the beautiful and unspoiled interior of Ferragudo Portugal. Things to see and to do in the surroundings of Ferragudo :
- Zoo Marine – a superb theme park with water, animals and spectacular shows
Krazy World – with a fairground, mini zoo, crazy golf course and swimming pools
Slide and Splash – a water park with huge slides and rapids
Monchique – located in a mountain range, with highest top of the Algarve
Lagos – lively, historic town, with large Marina (harbor)
Silves – historic town with 18th century Moorish Castle
Portimao – nice place to shop, largest shopping center of the Algarve.
Algarve Housing rent beautiful holiday villas in the Algarve. Would you like to stay in Ferragudo Portugal? Villa Ferragudo is a luxury villa that sleeps up to 10/12 persons, just outside Ferragudo. In the center of Ferragudo, we rent Ferragudo Elements, a very special place to stay. But we also rent in the area various nice villas, like a nice farmhouse near Alvor, or a holiday villa 5 minutes from Lagos. Or more up into the mountains of Monchique, and only a 15 minutes drive you are in fairy-like Silves, where we have a large selection of nice holiday villas in the Algarve Portugal. Or just check our section villas in the West Algarve for our offer of nice holiday villas near Ferragudo Portugal