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Where is Porto Covo?

Porto Covo is one of the two civil parishes in the municipality of Sines, located along the western Alentejo coast of Portugal, about 170 km (110 mi) south of Lisbon.

What happened to Porto Covo?

Porto Covo never really achieved an important place along the Alentejo coast. The area on which it was located remained unsettled; the area between Sines and the River Mira were likely destinations for fishermen and traders then the village. Fishing tended to remain archaic and never really commercialized by its population.

When did Porto Covo become a parish?

Porto Covo became a civil parish on 31 December 1984, that included the island of Pessegueiro. The civil parish of Porto Covo has 48.73 km 2 (18.81 sq mi) of area, and today includes 1400 inhabitants (based on 2008 census).

What was the first settlement in Porto Covo?

The earliest record of human settlement in the area of Porto Covo dates to the Carthaginian trading along the coast. By the time of the conquest of Hispania by Rome, the island of Pessegueiro hosted a small fish processing centre (from archaeological excavation of salt tanks linked to this industry).

Where is Porto Covo on the Google Maps?

Welcome to the Porto Covo google satellite map! This place is situated in Portugal, its geographical coordinates are 37° 51 0 North, 8° 48 0 West and its original name (with diacritics) is Porto Covo. See Porto Covo photos and images from satellite below, explore the aerial photographs of Porto Covo in Portugal.

What is Porto Covo known for?

Known for its beaches and ties to the ocean, the name Porto Covo likely translates as port of the covos, the term covo referring to a fishing net, used for capturing lobsters and crabs. The earliest record of human settlement in the area of Porto Covo dates to the Carthaginian trading along the coast.

How to get from Lisbon to Porto Covo?

About 170km south of Lisbon, the fastest and easiest way to get to Porto Covo is by car. All you have to do is follow the A2 from Lisbon to the IP8. If driving north from the Algarve region, take the main N120 north from Lagos. It is also possible to take a bus from Lisbon and Lagos.

What happened to Porto Covo?

Porto Covo never really achieved an important place along the Alentejo coast. The area on which it was located remained unsettled; the area between Sines and the River Mira were likely destinations for fishermen and traders then the village. Fishing tended to remain archaic and never really commercialized by its population.

What is the population of Porto Covo?

/ 37.852; -8.792 Porto Covo is one of the two civil parishes in the municipality of Sines, located along the western Alentejo coast of Portugal, about 170 km (110 mi) south of Lisbon. The population in 2011 was 1,038, in an area of 50.72 km 2.

What happened to Porto Covo?

Porto Covo never really achieved an important place along the Alentejo coast. The area on which it was located remained unsettled; the area between Sines and the River Mira were likely destinations for fishermen and traders then the village. Fishing tended to remain archaic and never really commercialized by its population.

What was the first settlement in Porto Covo?

The earliest record of human settlement in the area of Porto Covo dates to the Carthaginian trading along the coast. By the time of the conquest of Hispania by Rome, the island of Pessegueiro hosted a small fish processing centre (from archaeological excavation of salt tanks linked to this industry).

How much does a Porto Covo dinner cost?

COST: 12 to 15 euros per person (starters, dish, wine and dessert). It’s the most famous restaurant in the area. It’s located in Vila Nova de Milfontes about 12 or 15 minutes from Porto Covo. I visited once. I liked it but I didn’t think it was great.

Porto Covo became a parish only in 1984 and is included in the municipality of Sines. Besides being a fishing village, Porto Covo is also a pole of tourist interest, with its beaches of fine white sand. Its waters are transparent and rich in tasty fish that delight visitors. WOULD YOU LIKE TO FEEL THE SOUL OF PORTO COVO?

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