Portugal: Praia do Amado

Praia do Amado is often considered the surfing capital of Portugal – it’s a very large beach facing almost perpendicular to the incoming Atlantic waves. Surfers and surfings schools are plentiful here as the waves are consistently present at all times. A lot of international surfing competition are held here. The beach itself is very spectacular with red and ochre colors, wide yellow strip of sand, and rock formations just offshore. It’s not a tourist beach, it may be a surfing mecca but the location is quite desolate and off the beaten track – raw wild nature at its best and purest.