It is said that Ferragudo is not a place to be visited, but a place to be lived. When the evening colours light up this quiet village, those who wish to relax will know that this is the ideal place to be.

The location and the nature of its surroundings make it an excellent starting point for a visitor to discover the beauty of the region. Ferragudo has not grown much since the 16th Century and so has been able to keep the simplicity of its whitewashed houses and winding roads, inspired by the Moors.

The 15th Century walls of the watchtower no longer exist, but the old Fort of São João, built in the 17th Century and rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755, is in good condition. Although it is no longer used as a bastion of defence, it has been used for various other purposes and now houses a literary salon.

We also recommend a visit to the church of Our Lady of Conception (Nossa Senhora da Conceição), which was built on a hilltop in 1320, and is visible from the road that leads to the village, as well as from the sandbar of the Arade River.

Although it is basically a fishing economy, Ferragudo also has rural areas, whose harvests still feed many families. As someone once said, Ferragudo is not just a brushstroke on an empty canvas, but rather an obligatory reference on the master plan of the politico-social history of the Algarve.

These are just some of the many reasons for you book your holiday with us and get to know this wonderfully typical village of Ferragudo.