The village of Salema nestles besides the ocean where a narrow valley runs down to a sandy beach.
Along the beach the fishermen mend their nets and pots today as they have done since long before tourists ever visited this isolated community.
This is a place for visitors who wish to uncover the unspoilt Portugal. Within 15 minutes drive discover the deserted beaches and soaring cliffs of the wild west coast.
Closer to hand is the Parque da Floresta golf course with its wide range of health and sports facilities. The village of Salema has limited accommodation and is popular with visitors from Germany.
In the valley which leads down to the village there is a camping and caravanning site. Its an easy walk from the site to the village where there are a few restaurants and bars.
The village has shops with a basic range of commodities. There is a international supermarket approx 2 miles away in the village of Budens where a much wider range of goods are available.
A hire car really is essential for a holiday in as isolated village as Salema, and it would be a pity to stay in the area without taking the opportunity to explore the surrounding countryside of the Algarve.