Posted in Portugal on 27. Apr, 2010
Sometimes you just need to get away from all things familiar, take a small library of books and a well-charged iPod and just relax. Beaches are perfect for that.
If you are looking for a quiet, off the beaten path vacation in Europe, you should look into visiting the small fishing village of Salema. Located on the southwestern tip of Portugal, you will find this small town a happy mix between an old town and exclusive getaway.
Even still, locals treat tourists like family and have a good relationship with each other. Ladies catch sun on the warm beach while local fisherman mend nets and haul in their catch.
Enjoy some of the best food you’ll ever find in Portugal. Plenty of fresh seafood and Portuguese red wine are a staple every evening at local restaurants, and you’ll find more than a few waiters that are fluent in English. Check out vinho verde while you are there, too, which is crisp, refreshing green wine – a local specialty.
One great thing about Salema is that it is still relatively undiscovered by most tourists, especially American tourists. Most British and German residents come down for quick holidays, so for the most part, the city is not fogged with a skyline of condos and chain restaurants.