In general Aljezur Area is widespread and has little or no public transport. Therefore a car is the most convenient way to move around. But you have the option to rent a bike/e-bike/scooter or use the Taxi service.
If you want a fast and comfortable private transfer you can catch a taxi. If you are more then two persons the cost is almost the same as in a Transfer Shuttle.
There are several companies which bring you until Aljezur. Some of them are picking up other clients on the way, some of them have a price per person, some of them have a price per car.
There is no direct bus connection to Aljezur. But you can take a train or a bus to Lagos and find another bus from Lagos to Aljezur. You find all information about this route here (read more).
Landing in Lisbon is the longer drive to Aljezur. However, there are some scenic drive along the west coast using the N120 direction Aljezur.
There is a Bus from Lisbon (Sete Rios Station) to Aljezur three times per day. It takes 3,5 hours and costs between 16 to 21 €. You can book it online in advance at Rede Expressos here: https://www.rede-expressos.pt/.
You can request a private transfer even from Lisbon to Aljezur. Prices are changing, get your quote at this website: https://gettransfer.com
THE WEATHER IN ALJEZUR
Aljezur and its region along the wilder west coast of the Algarve is blessed with a wonderful climate. Usually the summers are hot and there is always a little breeze. This feels super comfortable when the temperature hits the 30 degree mark.
The summer is market by holiday markers visiting the area with their friends and family. Whereas, in spring and autumn season the hiking season is a big part of the local tourism in Aljezur. Days in spring time are averaged by 15 to 20 degrees. Perfect weather conditions for hikers and nature lovers. Many visitors are visiting the west coast due to the magnificent blooming cliffs with beautiful wild flowers and diverse flora and fauna.
Usually the dry season is marked from May till October – whereas this can change of course. Listening to the old locals living in Aljezur, the time from November till March is a rather wet time of the year. With periods of super sunny days. And rainy nights.
The nights can be considered rather chilly. Even in August you might need to bring a scarf or sweater when sitting or dining outside. Of course, there will be night when you can sit outside the entire night, watching the amazing stars above you. In winter, bring some extra socks, and a hot water bottle for the extra comfort in Portuguese houses.
So, according to statistics July is the hottest month with an average temperature of 25 degree. January temperature is considered to be the coldest with 12 degree.
HISTORY AND CITY SIGHTS
You will be wandering around the narrow streets of the old town with the Igreja da Misericórdia and be rewarded with a view over the whole area, up to the first mountains of Monchique. But (like almost everything nowadays) the ruin is also accessible with the car and there are enough free parking spaces on top.
In 1755 Lisbon and whole Portugal experienced a great earthquake. The former bishop tried to find a safer place for the inhabitants across the river. He found the Igreja Nova (=new church) and gave the new town its name. You will find the little gem on top of the main street with a small town square surrounded by little shops and cafés. Locals like to meet here for a small lunch after the farmers market every saturday morning.
The earthquake in the 18th century redirected also most of the old river and dried out main parts of the Ribeira de Aljezur. It left acres of fertile soil to the farmers and made Aljezur to the sweet potato capital of Portugal nowadays.
Every year at the end of November the local council organizes a sweet potato festival where you can get meals and deserts of sweet potato: oven-baked, sweet, savory, fried or just simply cooked. Don’t miss it!
The Saturday market hall is open from 8am until 13pm. We can tell you it is worth it to be an early bird. You will find a colorful variety of fruits, veggies and flowers of the local farmers for little money. It is a great opportunity to get a small insight of the...