Saturday, 24 September 2016

Portugal - Fuseta

Earlier this month we spent a week in Portugal. This is a country we've visited many times. This time we stayed in Fuseta, a small fishing village on the south coast, east of the regional capital of Faro. 
Although not a big tourist area we were able to rent a very nice apartment.

The town has some beautiful beaches.

Next stop Africa

Looking back to town

Despite being a small town there were dozens of small bars & restaurants

Choice was limited. Some places don't have a menu and just grill meat or locally caught fish outside. Prices were very cheap and the locals seems to eat out every night.

Near us where these tiny quaint houses.

I can't quiet understand the sign but I think they were built for the disabled by a local who made good in America.

The fishing fleet at dusk

A walk outside town brought us to an area where they make salt. Shallow lagoons are flooded with seawater and the sun does the rest.

The lagoons were also home to a flock of flamingos. The birds were wary of us and flew off as we approached.

Fuseta is a small town but it has its own bike club. Here is their clubhouse. "Pata Negra" means literally "black hoof" and usually refers to a cured leg of pork (but may have some other meaning in this context)
Local church
Family crypts in the graveyard

There's not that much to do in Fuseta but it has a railway station that lets you explore the Algarve.


  1. That looks like such a pretty area. I couldn't imagine ocean waters warm enough to swim or wade along. We are so used to the cold water of the Pacific here in Oregon.

    1. Oh yes, plenty warm enough for a paddle. And it’s a good way to exfoliate your feet! More Portuguese stuff on the way.