Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


A summer scene is ramping up on Portugal's West Coast, as artists, a-listers and surfers revel in the beach-shack vibe of Comporta.

Some people will want to say Comporta in the same breath as Ibiza, but, really, they're missing the point altogether. Comporta is not Ibiza. It is not St Tropez 30 years ago. It is not Montauk or Tarifa, Oualidia or Trancoso. On the global list of languid beach hotspots, the closest, most relevant where-shall-we-compare-it-to is José Ignacio in Uruguay, for that bleached-wood, barefoot, blustery kind of vibe, but, actually, it's not that similar. Comporta strikes out on its own path. It is unlike anywhere you have been before.


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