This port town is one of the most beautiful towns in the Algarve region. It has just over 3,000 inhabitants, but is heavily dominated by tourists throughout the year. To the south and west there are particularly bizarre rock formations and secluded coves. The old town has been well-preserved and features historic attractions such as theaters, restaurants, cafés and all kinds of shops. There is even a German bakery. The signs of tourism are visible here all year round. There is a wide selection of beaches to choose from and one beach to the east extends for many kilometers along the Bay of Meia Praia.