This village lies on the beach, away from the tourist infrastructures and has managed to retain its original character. Narrow streets with typical Portuguese houses typify the townscape. The fishing harbor with its colorful boats and the fish market are located at a lagoon. The port has been modernized with a palm-lined promenade. Here, we have a magnificent view of the Rio Alvor, at low tide on the upstream wetland and the opposite shore zone up to the Monchique Mountains.