The charm of the former fishing village of Praia da Lota takes everyone under its spell. If you want to plunge into the history of the resort you should pay it a visit. On the way here you will be able to see lots of fishermen at work. The beaches here were once used for fish auctions. Walk across white sand, as fine as powdered sugar, and bathe in the warm sea. The water is kept temperate by the stream from the Mediterranean.
Praia da Lota - A little piece of the past
To get to Praia da Lota you have to cross a long bridge. The journey certainly won't get boring because you can watch lots of passing boats and fishermen going about their work. In times gone by the beach was used for selling the catch of the day.
Nowadays Praia da Lota thrives almost exclusively on tourism. Every summer lots of people are attracted here. The sand is white and fine like powdered sugar. You'll enjoy bathing because it's shallow and deliciously warm. The Mediterranean stream ensures the temperature is ideal and you'll find it difficult to drag yourself out again.
Lifeguards keep watch and ensure safety, in case you should get into difficulty. If you're not going to plunge straight into the blue warmth, you should take a walk along the dunes. The flora in this area is really beautiful. White cottonweed sways in the breeze. Keep to the marked out paths, as they have been designed specially to protect the nature of the resort.
If you find you’re hungry after all that activity you can search out one of the two restaurants on the beach. Take a break from the hot sun and grab a moment's peace in the shade with some cool drinks. Here you can order snacks or meals and enjoy the nature around you.