If you’re planning a trip to the Algarve, Salema should be on your list. This charming fishing village is a hidden gem that deserves more attention from travelers. With its stunning beaches, traditional vibes, and exciting activities, Salema has something to offer everyone.

Salema is a fishing port, inserted in the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina. Fishing activity although reducing with time is still active. You can see the real fisherman departing and returning from their daily fishing activities.

Stay & Food

First of all, finding the perfect place to stay is essential for a great vacation. Luckily, Salema has plenty of options to suit all tastes and budgets. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious resort, family-friendly apartments, or camping, you’ll find it here. Many accommodations options in Salema have a beautiful view over the ocean.

Foodies will love the variety of cuisine available in Salema. From traditional Portuguese dishes to international flavors, there’s something for everyone’s taste buds. Try fresh-caught seafood & fish at a local restaurant, Restaurante Lourenço, for an authentic experience. You’ll find that the food in Salema is not only deliciously fresh but truly authentic.

Salema Beach

The crystal clear waters of Salema Beach are perfect for swimming, kayaking and snorkeling. Relax on the sand or take in the stunning views while soaking up some sun. The beach is clean, sheltered, peaceful and family-friendly. Thus making it an ideal location to spend quality time with your loved ones.

The golden coastline in contrast to the crystal clear waters, and mostly in summer shiny sky is impressive. Looking at the ocean, on the right side of the beach, you can see historical dinosaur footprints.

When on the beach, and it gets too warm. You can go for a swim, grab an ice cream, or grab a drink at the beach bar. 

Don’t be surprised if you start to hear someone yelling “Olhaaa a Bolinhaaaa”. It’s a man who sells “Bolas de Berlim”, Berliner doughnuts with a Portuguese cream filling.

Golf in Salema

Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the breathtaking views while playing around with friends or family at the Santo Antonio golf course in Salema Portugal. This course is well maintained, challenging, and offers panoramic views over the ocean.

Watersports & boat tours in Salema

Explore the coastline of Salema by boat or kayak! You’ll get to discover the caves and secret beaches that can only be accessed by sea. 

The Cave tours in Salema are available throughout the day. On the cave tours, experienced guides will point out interesting facts about different landmarks along the way. It is recommended that you book in advance to avoid disappointments.

Besides the options to visit the local caves, there is alternatively a tour to visit Benagil. There is also a boat tour that takes you to visit the popular Benagil cave combined with dolphin watching tours.

Dolphin watching is a popular attraction to many ocean lovers. It’s amazing to see the dolphins in their natural habitat. It’s a thrilling experience that you’ll never forget.

For the sporty ones, we would recommend the hiking trail between Salema and Burgau. The views over the cliffs and ocean are unbeatable.


Lastly, Salema is a traditional fishing village that oozes with charm. Walk through one of the few streets of Salema’s traditional fishing village. Feel the atmosphere while browsing through local shops and sampling fresh-caught seafood dishes at local restaurants. The vibe in Salema is relaxed, friendly, and authentic.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path destination with a little bit of everything, Salema is the place to go. With its stunning beaches, delicious cuisine, exciting activities, and traditional vibes, Salema is a hidden gem that should be on every traveler’s radar. So what are you waiting for? Book your trip to Salema now!


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