Alentejo’s Porto Covo among “world’s most beautiful beaches”

The beaches of the small town of Porto Covo in the Alentejo have been featured in a list of the “10 most beautiful in the world” published online by the French edition of The Huffington Post.

The list was put together by French holiday booking website Mon Nauge, which highlights Porto Covo’s “beautiful cliffs and beaches”.

“It is also worth visiting the fishing village, which has only 1,500 people and is far from the country’s touristic hot-spots,” the article reads.

Paradise Island (Bahamas), Tulum (Mexico), Maya Bay (Thailand), Calanque d’en Vau (France), Calo des Moro (Spain), Grand Anse (Seychelles), Cayo Levisa (Cuba), Navagio (Greece) Punta Matira (French Polynesia) also featured on the list.

This was the second time in a matter of weeks that the Alentejo has been featured for its beauty.

Odemira council recently announced a bid to have Portugal’s southwest coast classified as a UNESCO ‘World Heritage Site’ (click here