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Berlengas Archipelago

An ancient island with mesmerizing stories

Berlenga Island

About Berlengas

The Berlengas are a natural treasure of Portugal, an archipelago made up of three islets: Berlenga Grande, Estelas and Farilhões-Forcados. Located west of Cape Carvoeiro in Peniche, this tourist destination captivates with its unspoiled beauty and rich history. The crystal-clear waters, mysterious caves and diverse marine life are just some of the wonders that await you in this nature reserve.

The Berlengas have been recognized as a protected area since 1465, when King Afonso V forbade any action that would harm the region's nature. In 2011, this commitment was reinforced by UNESCO, which declared the Berlengas a World Biosphere Reserve.


What do to in the island?

Explore the caves on a boat trip or by kayak, dive into the crystal-clear waters or simply enjoy a walk around the island, discovering the wildlife and stunning scenery along the way. Don't miss the chance to visit the beach or explore the São João Baptista Fort, a historical witness to ancient sea battles.

São João Baptista Fort

Where to eat?

Enjoy a meal in the local restaurant or visit Castelinho, where you can find a selection of light meals, sandwiches, salads and savouries, drinks, ice creams and coffee. 

To know before visiting

- Due to its protected nature, Berlenga has a limited capacity for visitors. It is advisable to buy boat tickets in advance.
- Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring your bathing suit and flip-flops in case you feel like taking a dip.
- Don't forget your hat, sunglasses and wear sunscreen.
- Remember to bring water to stay hydrated during the day.

During the visit

- Always stay on the designated trails.
- Respect the signs of the Berlenga Nature Reserve.
- Dispose of garbage in the appropriate places or take it with you.
- Do not disturb the local flora.
- Keep a safe distance from animals and do not feed them



Enjoy your visit and appreciate the natural beauty of the island!

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