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Situated on the southwestern tip of Portugal, Sagres enjoys a truly mesmerizing location. This charming town is nestled on a peninsula that extends proudly into the vast Atlantic Ocean, offering breathtaking views and a captivating coastal experience.Just 115 kilometers (71 miles) west of Sagres lies Faro, the nearest international airport. Traveling 30 kilometers (18 miles) east of Sagres, you'll discover the enchanting town of Lagos. If you venture approximately 300 kilometers (186 miles) to the northeast, you'll arrive in Lisbon, the vibrant capital city of Portugal. Sagres' strategic location not only provides a picturesque coastal setting but also offers easy access to nearby attractions, transportation hubs, and the wonders of the Algarve region.

Weather and Climate

Sagres enjoys a mild, Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and warm summers.

The average temperature in the summer months is around 25°C, while in winter it's around 14°C. The best time to visit is between May and September when the weather is at its best.

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Safety and Health

Safety Precautions: Sagres is generally a safe destination, but it's always advisable to take basic safety precautions. Keep an eye on your belongings, especially in crowded areas or tourist spots.

Be cautious when swimming in the ocean and follow any warnings or instructions provided by lifeguards.


Emergency Services: In case of emergencies, dial the emergency number 112 for immediate assistance. There are also the local police station and medical facilities in Sagres, ensuring prompt response and care if needed.


Facilities: Sagres has a medical center (open during the summer) and 10 km away Vila do Bispo open all year, and a pharmacy to cater to basic healthcare needs. For more serious medical concerns, larger hospitals and clinics are available in nearby towns like Lagos. It's recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses.


Health Considerations: No specific vaccinations are required to visit Sagres. However, it's always advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or check the latest travel health advisories before your trip.

Sun Protection: Sagres enjoys a sunny climate, so it's important to protect yourself from the sun. Wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, especially during the peak hours of sunlight (11:00 h/ 16:00h). Stay hydrated and seek shade when necessary.

Water Safety: While the beaches in Sagres are beautiful, it's essential to be mindful of water safety. Pay attention to warning flags and instructions from lifeguards. If you're not a confident swimmer, stick to designated swimming areas.

Useful contacts

Emergency Number: 112
Police Station GNR: +351 282 630 010
Fireman Station: +351 282 639 285

Sagres Pharmacy: +351 282 624 850
Vila do Bispo Pharmacy: +351 282 639 166

National Healthcare: +351 800 24 24 24
Healthcare Center Vila do Bispo: +351 282 639 179
Healthcare Center Lagos: +351 282 780 000 
Lagos Hospital: +351 282 770 100

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