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Praia do Barranco das Canas

Portimão, Algarve

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Locals love Praia do Barranco das Canas and who knows the most beautiful places better than a local? You should plan to spend at least one day of your holiday on this beach. The infrastructure is quite well developed and includes a small restaurant with regional cuisine. Time will fly by on this fine sandy beach. Hunks of rock tower out of the water, lending the place an air of magic, both above and below the surface and at the bottom of the sea there are caves to discover.

Praia do Barranco das Canas - A full day's worth of bathing fun

The rock formations typical of the Portuguese coast are particularly beautiful and prominent at Praia do Barranco das Canas. The locals love this beach and you'll come across lots of them here. Light brown hunks of rock tower up out of the sand, lending the coastline a romantic look.

At this beach you can really let it all hang out. Storms are a rarity here because the bay is sheltered from the wind by a maze of stony reefs and a section of the rock mass. The lush vegetation along the cliffs provides the ideal habitat for many species of sea bird. Looking up to the sky every now and then, you'll see lots of birds flying around up there, and if you take a walk you can discover hidden corners of the encircled bay.

Step into the areas shaded by rock arches and explore grottoes that have been shaped by the whims of nature for thousands of years. Caution is advised because there can be rock falls, but as long as you keep far enough away from the cliffs you will be fine. Walks make you hungry and at the local bar you'll find large and small dishes to satisfy your appetite.

Relax on the sugar-like fine sand and enjoy a few peaceful hours simply listening to the murmur of the sea or swimming in the ice-clear, fresh Atlantic. Under water you can discover interesting caves so don't forget your equipment if you like snorkelling or diving. Lifeguards keep watch in the peak season from May to October and ensure your safety.

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Praia do Barranco das Canas is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 4/10 points
Place 78 of 107
This beach is not great for relaxation, but you will find the odd suitable space to settle down here.
Family: 6/10 points
Place 62 of 107
Here you will find a good environment to be able to spend a nice beach holiday with the familiy.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 64 of 107
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
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There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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6/10
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6/10
Beauty
4/10
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4/10
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4/10
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Snacks Bar Praia do Barranco das Canas

Offer: Food, Drinks, Music, Snacks

Price level: Cheap

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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  • Snacks Bar Praia do Barranco das Canas
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    Offer: Food, Drinks, Music, Snacks

    Price level: Cheap

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

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geo coordinates: 37.119873, -8.563346
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