Located in an extraordinary vantage point, you will find in every window, even if you're in a hallway or access staircase, a place where you can see everything that surrounds you. Discover windows, passages and pathways from which you can behold the sea, the Martinhal islands, the tip of Atalaia, the Fortress, the Cape St. Vincent and the Monchique mountains.
Upon arrival at the Pousada de Sagres it seems as if you are entering an old oversized school, with the typical Portuguese architecture of the 60s. Your whole perspective on holidays is bound to change. After all, this is not a beach inn, it is a venue where elements merge and offer you shelter for you to better appreciate them. You start venturing into extreme sports and try out windsurfing, kitesurfing, bodyboarding or even kite flying or you set on a journey to discover a sheltered beach.
Your holiday at the Pousada do Infante will be your own exploration of what surrounds you. Take time to discover a different beach every day. Get lost among cliffs and trails to find virgin and uncharted beaches.
At the front desk, two lampstands evoking port and starboard deliver the first notice to skippers: all channels here are passages and all corridors will lead you to safe harbour. And if you have any doubts on the proper use of the most famous nautical terms, it is here in Sagres, on the promontory, that you will find an explanation you will never forget.
In the winter, when the Sun shines almost every day, the fireplace is lit to welcome you and the numerous strolls that you can take around these cliffs. On the comfortable sofas overlooking the statue of St.Vincent, the patron saint of Sagres, are ideal for an evening with homemade biscuits or regional tea also help provide the body with the soul and heat, after a long walk in deep contact with nature.
During summer, the large terrace, the lawned areas, the shadows of the stems and the pool, have everything you need to spend a few cool, comfortable and sheltered days. Even in the pool, the most prosaic and contemporary place in the compound, one can feel the urge that pushed sailors and adventurers across the sea more than 500 years ago.
Welcome to Sagres, the town that witnessed the arrival of Henry the Navigator and his navigation school, who have changed the way the medieval world thought about itself. It was the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry - the main driving force behind the Portuguese discoveries - that set the tone for the construction of this inn, which was always intended as both hotel and safe harbour. The warm shades of the spices, the floor and the ancient tiles, the details of the Christian crosses that adorned so many sails - present in lampstands and curtain rods - offer you a journey through time, back to the days when men faced the tides a and Sagres was far from everything.
Pestana Tips: watching the fishing trawlers return and the fish arriving at Porto da Baleeira market is a unique show. And if you happen to be in town on August 15th, you can join, for free, the boat procession in honour of Our Lady of the Assumption, which goes to the Cape of St. Vincent and returns. Share a unique moment in the life of fishermen who every day offer their lives to the sea.