After exploring the beautiful coast of Portugal in fall 2018, it was about time to go back this year to one of my all-time favorite coastal towns: Aljezur. A beautiful week trip turned into a very nice escape from the chilly German temperatures and, similar to my last Portugal trip, I ate the best vegan food and had a wonderful time! 🙂 So much that I can’t wait to be back in spring 2020! 🙂
My partner and I stayed at the most perfect boutique cottage in the Old Town of Aljezur, located on a hill just next to the castle. The location and atmosphere of this cottage was so amazing, I can’t recommend it enough. If waking up to sunshine, a nice breeze and a panoramic view overlooking Aljezur is your thing, this is where you’ll get it.
Since we came a bit late season, in the middle of October, we had the perfect combination of both – warm sunshine and blue skies during the day and cozy chimney hangs during the evening. I’d highly recommend this cottage for couples or friends as it can be incredibly romantic or really just a cool, comfortable stay with a beautifully boho-chic designed interior.
To the back of the cottage you’ll not only find the famous 12th century Moorish castle at 60 seconds walking distance but also hectares of pristine and untouched land which really makes it the ideal place to go for long walks in the Ruta Vincentina trail! The cottage is beautifully designed with tons of attention to detail (especially love the minimalist and eco-friendly design aspects)! 🙂
The cottage really is in the ideal location, within walking distance to the best vegan bistro in town (Moagem), a yoga studio, as well as two health food speciality shops which sell amazing local organic produce and zero waste items.
We were hosted by Stephanie, who not only made us feel so incredibly welcome but also helped with anything we needed, including showing us the local farmers market and vegan gems of the area! 🙂 She is a passionate surfer and health foodie herself so she can help you with organizing surfing lessons or anything else you might need.
If you’re interested in the whole blog post of my vegan Portugal adventures, including where to eat in Aljezur, check it out here!