Comporta: A Le Collectionist guide

Between fine-sand beaches, colourful surfboards, protected rice fields, and old fishing cabins, Comporta is a source of gentle warmth all year long for unforgettable holidays. Follow our guide to discover the best addresses in Comporta.

Le Collectionist conciergerie's top 5

 1 - Blind tasting with a private chef

Let the delicious scents emanating from the kitchen of your luxury villa in Comporta guide you to your private professional chef. Sample traditional dishes from the region like bacalhau, roast suckling pig, or a delicious soup accompanied by linguiça, a chilli sausage. To complete your culinary experience, let yourself be surprised by a blind tasting of regional wines selected by our passionate sommelier.

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Gastronomy / At home

2 - Boating along the Portuguese coast

Waters in the cove of Figueirinha are calm and crystal-clear, while the sun shines brightly off of the white sand. At Galapos Beach, the impressive cliffs of Arrabida protect swimmers from the wind. At Alpertuche, you can admire the most beautiful sunrises far from the crowds. Set sail aboard a yacht or catamaran to discover these and other beautiful secret spots across the Comporta peninsula, truly reminiscent of the Maldives.

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Boat trip / Nature

3 - Private surfing lessons at Carvalhal

On Carvalhal Beach in Comporta, the best adapted to water sports, meet your private surf instructor for an unforgettable day out on the waves. Grab your board, dive between the waves, and try to hang ten! Once worn out by the ocean, head to Sal’s to recuperate with delicious grilled fish.

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Surfing / Private lessons

4 - Horseback riding and picnic on the beach in Melides

Hoisted on horses from the plains of Portugal, take your time escaping. Pass by prairies, pine trees, and rice fields to discover the vast lagoon and wild beach in Melides. In this extraordinary natural setting, take your horse for a swim in the ocean, and enjoy a delicious picnic as the sun sets.

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Horseback riding / Beach

5 - Massage in your luxury villa

What better way is there to unwind after a surfing lesson or horseback ride than an incredible professional massage right at home? From the comfort of your villa in Comporta, enjoy the expert touch and know-how of your private masseuse for an unforgettable moment. Relax your muscles, recentre, and let yourself get swept away by the positive energy in Comporta.

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Massage / Relaxation

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Discover the dunes of Comporta on horseback
Discover the dunes of Comporta on horseback

Where to stay in Comporta

Brejos

Nestled between Carvalhal and Comporta, the little village of Brejos da Carregueira blossoms in between the rice fields. With its unspoilt beach, one of our favourites in the Comporta region, this is the perfect home base for your Portuguese getaway, under the sign of nature and serenity.

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South of Comporta / Nature

Villa Carragueira

Villa Carragueira

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Rua Da Encosta quarter

The Rua Da Encosta quarter is ideal for gathering as a family during peak season. In utter tranquillity, discover a charming and picturesque ambiance combining local restaurants, bohemian-style boutiques, and the beaches of Pego and Carvalhal.

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South of Comporta / Authentic
Villa Casa Blanca

Villa Casa Branca

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Melides

Only about 20 minutes from Comporta, Melides is a magnificent oasis only visited by those in the know. Kept safe from waves of tourists by the locals, this village on the coast of Alentejo is a parade of blues and greens, between breathtaking lagoons, untouched hills, and rice fields. The secret hideaway of Christian Louboutin and Philippe Starck, you can take advantage of all Comporta has to offer before returning to your villa and feeling alone in the world.

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Near Comporta / Confidential

Casa das 4 Serras

Casa das 4 Serras

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The best beaches in Comporta

Praia do Carvalhal, the athletic

Just beyond the village of Carvalhal, this magnificent stretch of golden sand is surrounded by dunes and rice fields, bursting with endemic flora and birds. With its towering waves and confidential aura, this beach is known for being one of the best for watersports: fishing, surfing, or even bodyboarding, you’ll undoubtedly find an activity for you.

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Crystalline waters / Activities

Praia dos Brejos, the wild

While laying your colourful beach towel down on the hot sand at Praia dos Brejos might not be the easiest thing, it’s well worth the effort! Relatively deserted all year long, come here to avoid summer crowds. Cycle through the rice paddies that separate Carvalhal and Comporta to reach this preserved landscape. Our tip? Bring a picnic to eat facing the exceptional Serra da Arrabida natural park on the edge of the beach.

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Must see / Confidential

Praia de Comporta, the trendy

Nestled at the end of the Troia peninsula, Praia de Comporta is known as the trendiest beach near Lisbon. Settle under a parasol and sip a cocktail while the music plays on around you. Between white sand, rice fields, dunes, and cobalt blue waters, let yourself be lulled by one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal until the sun sets.

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Iconic / Cocktails

Praia da Galé, the sumptuous

A Comporta getaway wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Praia da Galé. Surrounded by fossilised red sandstone cliffs, this extraordinary beach is one of a kind. Admire these formations dating back roughly five million years with your children and see if you can recognize any shapes. And wherever you don, don’t leave before watching the sunset! At dusk, bathed in a soft light, the ochre cliffs seem to come alive.

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Panorama / Authentic

Praia de Soltroia, the secret

If you’re taking family holidays in Comporta, this beach is the perfect place to spend a calm and relaxing afternoon.  Cross the now-abandoned former beach club following the “Soltroia” complex to find this still unknown gem. With its magnificent landscapes, golden sand, and calm ocean waters, Praia de Soltroia is perfect for hosting sandcastle contests, swimming in the ocean far from the crowds, and even trying to spot Sado dolphins off in the distance!

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Preserved / Calm

Praia do Pego, the unmissable

Expansive and preserved, Praia do Pego is a magnificent beach where fine sand, verdant flora, and palapa parasols coexist. Facing this seemingly infinite stretch of sand, it's easy to understand how, in the past, this land could be seen as the edge of the world. If you’re lucky enough to be passing through, don’t hesitate to bring a windsurfing board and kite, since the wind conditions are ideal.

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Beautiful views / Zen

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The best restaurants in Comporta

Restaurante Sal

A renowned address throughout Comporta, Sal’s restaurant is the ideal place for admiring an unforgettable sunset in utter simplicity. Whether you order a delicious grilled octopus salad, a fresh fish fillet, or a succulent gambas risotto, each mouthful is an explosion of flavour and a true celebration of local products.

Restaurant Sal
Alameda da Praia do Carvalhal, 7570-782, Portugal

Cavalariça Comporta

Hidden in a former stable, Cavalariça is a quirky restaurant with inimitable style. With its innovative cuisine and organic products, the chef proposes a unique concept based on sharing many colourful specialties. Order a revisited Aperol Spritz, shiso tempura, and creamy endives in an intimate and joyful setting for a don’t-miss experience.

Cavalariça Comporta
Rua do Secador, 9, 7580-648 Comporta

Sem Porta

Working with local fishmongers and sommeliers, the Michelin-starred chef from Lisbon, Ljubomir Satnisic, aims to offer fresh, seasonal, organic cuisine inspired by produce from Alentejano. In a modern setting shaded by pine trees, discover traditional Portuguese specialities, completely revised and reinvented. Our favourite dish? Roasted cauliflower with coconut milk, a true delight!

Sem Porta
EN 261-1, Muda, CCI 3954, 7570-337 Grândola

Gomes Restaurant

With its beautiful terrace and authentic atmosphere, the Gomes Restaurant is perfect for gathering strength after a day spent surfing. Settle comfortable under the large suspended tree and savour the grilled calamari and orange salad — it’s to die for! A great choice for wine lovers, pair your delicious tapas with a regional wine and enjoy an unforgettable evening in the gentle Portuguese breeze.

Gomes Restaurant
Largo Luis de Camoes, 7580-626 Comporta

Xtian Restaurant

In colourful china straight from the village of Melides, discover local cuisine at Xtian, whose owner is none other than the famous shoe designer Christian Louboutin. In an elegant decor and unique ambiance, taste an entirely red dessert, a nod to the designer’s emblematic colour.

Xtian Restaurant
R. Dr. Evaristo Sousa Gago 2, 7570-635 Melides

Michelin Starred restaurants in Portugal
Michelin Starred restaurants in Portugal
Michelin Starred restaurants in Portugal
Michelin Starred restaurants in Portugal
Where to have a drink in Comporta

Ilha do Arroz

If you’re after a drink facing the ocean in an atmosphere that’s at once chic and laid back, look no further than Ilha do Arroz. Known for its delicious aperitifs and cocktails, it’s the ideal address to unwind with friends while appreciating an exceptional view on Comporta’s preserved shoreline.

Ilha do Arroz
Praia da Comporta, 7580-613 Comporta

Comporta Cafe

At Praia da Comporta, regulars meet at Cafe Comorta to chat over coffee, a fresh local beer, or the region’s specialty: homemade sangria. Get a drink out on the shaded terrace, on a colourful chair or hammock, and marvel at the sunset over the Atlantic lulled by the music that DJs or acoustic guitarists send floating through the air.

Comporta Cafe
Praia da Comporta, 7580-621 Comporta

JNcQUOI Beach Club

A great starting point for experiencing Comporta’s nightlife, JNcQUOI should open a new location in Pego Beach as of July 2023. Already renowned in Lisbon for its intimate atmosphere, refined and exotic decor, and innovative cocktails, the group has teamed up with designer Vincent Van Duysen to dream up the perfect place for dancing and sipping cocktails under Comporta’s starry sky.

JNcQUOI Beach Club
Praia do Pego 7570-783, Carvalhal, Comporta

5entidos

With vibrant authenticity, 5entidos is a charming restaurant where you’ll love to sip cocktails in the sun. We particularly enjoy the top floor, dedicated to national commerce and artisanal crafts. Between sparkling drinks, traditional cuisine, and local art, it’s a true delight for the senses!

5entidos
Av. 18 de Dezembro 45, 7570-779 Comporta

Where to have a drink in Comporta
Where to have a drink in Comporta

Comporta with family

Cycle around Comporta

In Comporta, surfboards hook onto bicycles for easy travel from beach to beach. Set out on a simple or electric bicycle to explore the rice fields, confidential coves, and authentic villages with ease. Don’t worry about young or old getting tired: there’ll be plenty of opportunities to take a well-deserved ice cream break along the way!

Kayak and paddleboard excursions on Val Real

Are your children curious about the marine world? Head out to discover the Val Real while on kayak or paddleboard. Be ready to make plenty of friends along the way: crayfish, dragonflies, wading birds... This network of canals, feeding the region’s fields, provide the perfect setting to have fun as a family and escape into nature.

Explore the ruins of Tróia

Nestled on a peninsula surrounded by the ocean, the Roman ruins of Tróia have been classified as a national monument since 1910. Accompanied by a private guide, discover this thousand-year-old site, formerly a stronghold of maritime trade, and admire the stars that have dotted its sky since the dawn of time.

The fish market in Setubal

Under the market halls in Setubal, fish caught that very morning colour the stalls, fruit fills the air with a sweet fragrance, and cheeses and Portuguese charcuterie make your mouth water. Stroll from tasting to tasting, admire the beautiful earthenware that covers the walls and discover statues representing traditional trades.

Discover the Sado nature reserve

To see the beautiful natural reserve in Sado up close, your best bet is once again to explore its secret nooks by sea. Climb aboard a boat at the Tróia marina and sail along the coast, entering the natural habitat of the reserve’s dolphins and birds. Our tip? Wait until sunset for a truly unforgettable moment.

Comporta with family
Comporta with family
Comporta with family

Le Collectionist’s exclusive experiences

Discover Melides from a hot air balloon

Bright and early, climb aboard a hot air balloon and soar through the sky above Melides. From this unique vantage point, admire vast stretches of sand, the deep blue Atlantic, verdant rice fields, and maybe even some herds of wild horses galloping freely through the landscape. Once your head is out of the clouds and back on land, enjoy a breakfast prepared just for you!

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Panorama / Hot air balloon

Nautical gastronomy in the Arrabida natural reserve

With Le Collectionist’s concierge service, climb aboard a boat and sail across the waves of Comporta for an exceptional culinary experience. Fresh seafood, tapas, and sangria, everything comes together for an exceptional afternoon discovering Arrabida’s marine caves and swimming in the Atlantic ocean.

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Traditional meal / Boat trip

A Panoramic helicopter flight

Fly over the Tróia peninsula in a helicopter, enjoying the Comporta region from above. Discover all of the Sado natural reserve’s secrets and marvel at the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Sand dunes, pine forests, rice fields, and secluded coves… The panorama is nothing short of breathtaking!

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Nature / Helicopter

Sample the region’s wine and cheese at a local vineyard

In Comporta, viticulture is an art. With Le Collectionist, set out to discover the region’s most extraordinary vineyards to pull back the curtain on the production of exceptional wines, at once fruity and refreshing. After your visit, settle between the grape vines to sample ambrosial wines straight from their wooden casks, accompanied by local cheeses.

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Culture / Tasting

Comporta through their eyes

"The unparalleled beauty of Comporta was the perfect place to put down roots"
André Nataf

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When to visit Comporta

Spring

When spring settles in and nature blooms in full colour, Comporta is the ideal place to be: the sun shines, the Atlantic Ocean warms up, and crowds are thin. At this time, you can take full advantage of the beautiful flowering villages and kind locals, with sunglasses on and a glass of porto in hand.

Summer

Summer in Comporta rhymes with lively villages, a joyful atmosphere, sparkling cocktails, colourful surfboards, and bright sun. With family and friends, take a deep breath of fresh ocean air and enjoy the rice paddies, vineyards, and crystal-clear waters at the beach.

Autumn

Don’t put away your sunscreen and bathing suit just yet! During autumn in Comporta, the Portuguese air and sea are perfect for surf and watersports aficionados. With its blazing sun, Comporta isn’t quite ready to say goodbye to summer.

Winter

Trying to find winter sun? In Comporta, even the colder months are illuminated by a wholly Portuguese mildness. Celebrate the holiday season among family and friends, enjoying a feast by the fire or dancing under the fairy lights in the local bars. What’s more, most of the services and activities offered by Le Collectionist in Comporta remain open in winter.

A sneak peak of our Comporta collection

Casa Donoma

Casa Donoma

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Villa Monte 

Villa Monte 

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