Oftenly compared to the Cap Ferret of the 70’s because of the escape its calm promises, the villages has several outdoor activities, including on the beach. Located in the south of Troia’s Peninsula, comporta’s beach seduces by its protected natural vegetation. Its vastness, cleanliness and its easy access made of this beach a unique natural space rarely seen. If you or your children like animals, why not let yourself tempted by a horse ride on the seaside? The owner of the stable, José Areia, well-known of its inhabitants, will make you discover sumptuous landscapes and gallop along the beach at sunset time… Your children will love it.
A must-do of Comporta: Porto Palifico. Main tourist attraction of Carrasqueira village, Palifico port reunites Portuguese traditions. Built in the 50’s to allow fishermen to moor at low tide, the boats still here today testify of the current activity of the port and will transport you in the bygone Portugal. Its fragile stilts in wood give to this port the charm of an architectural work of art unique in Europe.
Also, if you’re keen to learn more about the historical heritage of Comporta while still tasting new flavors, have lunch in Museu Du Arroz (rice museum). In the heart of a reformed rice warehouse and with a terrace view on the paddy fields, this museum with original concept and refined design is idolized by Portuguese celebrities. More than a simple restaurant, the place offers you to taste Portuguese traditional meals of which the most popular combine a delicious rice with clam, codfish or cuttlefish. But it does not stop here! Through an exhibition of former rice machine, the museum gives you an opportunity to find out the secrets of traditional rice preparation in the region, to give some spice to your lunch.
At last, declared a national monument since 1910, the Roman ruins of Cetobriga in Setubal reopened their doors to public a few years ago. Vestiges of an important Roman city destructed by the sea in the 5th century, the center now reunites tombs, baths and ruins of a decorated temple. There is however something new: Visitors can now follow a guided visit and a route marked with arrows on 450 meters which will please the younger ones and their elders.