CASA DO PEGO - What to do
HERE IS A SELECTION OF OUR RECOMMENDED SPOTS. A GUIDE TO SURVIVE AT CASA DO PEGO
SAL RESTAURANT - Pego Beach - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. It's the closest place to Casa do Pego and the best place around. Reservation ´mandatory on weekends and high season. +351 265 490 129 | www.restaurantesal.pt
DINIS – Os Pescadores - Carvalhal Beach. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Excellent grilled fish and seafood. Amazing sea view. More unpretensious and cheaper than the other beach restaurants. +351 265497023 | +351967977193
DONA BIA - Torre - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Basically the best food around. Arrive early for an amazing experience of typical Alentejo cuisine. +351 265 497 557
GERVASIO - Brejos da Carregueira - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Go with the locals for excellent meals of pasta or rice with fish | +351 265497111
TOBIAS - Carvalhal
Excelent dishes with seafood and fish. No reservations +351 265490236
* please note that some of the restaurants may close at week days or in low season
O MELIDENSE - Melides
Great typical Alentejo cuisine. Unpretencious and with a unique vibe - +351 269 907 288
SHOPS & MORE
If you want to spend your money, Comporta has some nice stores that go from trendy fashion to chic home decor. Best places are Vintage Department, Lavanda, Inxalá, RICE Marta Mantero, Coté Sud, Fio de Agua, Loja do Museu do Arroz (Rice Museum), Coral Comporta, Fio D'Agua, TM Collection and Manumaya.
In Carvalhal, the main street has very interesting home decor and furnishing shops like Stork Club, Jacques Grange, Loja de Cá, Barracuda, Cabana, Santa Maria Velharias. Velharias Julio Maria, Velharias Sara
For the best gourmet groceries go to Gomes Supermarket in Comporta. The butcher shop is right next door. In Carvalhal you can also buy groceries at the 2 local supermarkets. If your idea is to pack the fridge, go to Continente hipermarket in Grandola.
Get the best fresh fish and seafood with Joaquim (+351 914739404). He now has a fresh fish shop in Carvalhal called Loja du Peixe. For the best traditional bread go to Tulipa or Central Vila. Tobacco, Internacional newspapers and magazines at Junior, in Carvalhal.
HORSEBACK RIDDING AT THE BEACH - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - Horseback riding on the beach dunes even for those without experience. Also good for kids. Book ahead. They also have kayaks to go on the water canals of the rice fields. +351 919002545 | www.cavalosnaareia.com
DOLPHIN WATCHING - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - The title says it all. It's a wonderful 3 hour trip in a catamaran in the Sado River estuary to watch the dolphins. Book ahead. +351 917843304 | www.vertigemazul.com
Surf and bodyboard lessons and rentals. You can also go for stand up paddle in the rice field water channels
WINE TASTING at Herdade da Comporta. The wine farm is right next to the Comporta town, close to the rice museum.
Call ahead and confirm the wine tasting of 2 or 5 wines. Prices from 3 to 5 euros. +351 265499942
WINE TASTING at Breijinho da Costa. This an amazing local winery, located 10 minutes from Casa do Pego, heading to Melides, close to the old prision. Besides the excelent wine and wine tasting, you can enjoy their Wine Beach Day. It's a full day program with a picnic on a deserted beach. More information here or at Breijinho da Costa website - http://www.brejinhodacosta.pt/en/
PICNIC SUNSET AT A DESERTED BEACH - Check out Comporta WOW.
They can take you on a 4x4 to a deserted beach south of Casa do Pego. 45 euros/person and includes dips & drinks and an unforgettable private sunset - +351 911563523 | https://www.comportawow.com/
SAILING at the Sado river on a real salt galeon can be an amazing experience - Check out Troia Cruise for what they can offer - +351962405933 | http://www.troiacruze.com/en/
GOLF at Troia Course +351 265 494 024
PALAFITIC DOCK in Carrasqueira - The palafitic dock is really worth a visit. It’s one of the most photographed sites in Portugal. It’s a very old fishermen peer built and kept by the fishermen themselves. Check our video here.
BADOCA SAFARI PARK - It's like a wild zoo on a giant property. Safari is only in portuguese language. 30 minutes drive from Casa do Pego heading south, to Melides. http://www.badoca.com/
Fishing & Scuba Diving - EcoAlga does it at Porto Covo, about 1 hour away from Casa do Pego+351 964 620 394
CASA DO PEGO - LUXURY DESIGN VILLA IN COMPORTA - PORTUGAL
Turismo de Portugal 1746/AL