Book Portugal: Cape St. Vincent ~ Walks, Orchids and Birds on the Edge of Europe
Jutting into the Atlantic, 9° west of Greenwich, Cape St. Vincent marks Europe’s most south-westerly point. From here, Prince Henry the Navigator sent forth his caravels during Portugal’s Golden Age of Discoveries. Now largely protected as a National Park, the Cape provides scenic coastal walks with a plethora of wildflowers, including orchids, and migrant birds. Comfortably based in a traditional 4 star Pousada and a pleasant Alentejo hotel, we enjoy excellent seafood and Portuguese wines, explore the historic small towns of the area and also spend a day walking and birdwatching on the immense open plains of the Baixo Alentejo, carpeted with spring wildflowers beneath the holm oaks.