Berlengas Archipelago, Peniche

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Explore the natural beauty and historical points of interest at Berlengas Archipelago, a gorgeous archipelago formed by three islands. Marine life and barrier reefs fill the clear, turquoise water, and the beaches provide a place to relax. During your trip, look for the Duque de Braganca lighthouse, powered by solar energy, as well as the impressive S. Joao Batista fortress, which stands alone out on the water. You can spend the night in the citadel, but be sure to bring your own sleeping bag and flashlight, as the rooms do not have modern conveniences. Or, pitch a tent in the camping site. On-site amenities include two restaurants and a small shop. Put Berlengas Archipelago on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Peniche trip itinerary site .
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  • On the way to the Islands we saw dolphins. We had a very good day. The color of the water is indescribable. That Yes, cold as ice. The restaurants on the island are not very expensive.
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  • Recommended Rails all over the island give us fantastic landscapes. It is mandatory to take a boat tour through the caves, where the proximity to the sea, crystalline waters and juicy for a swim.
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  • Of the best places to dive in Portugal. Virtually accessible during 10 months of the year. Best in low season requires divers with experience. After September when the island recovers. Recognized location for Birdwatching. In recent years have increased the sightings dolphins and large pelagic species. Shoals of mackerel are reminiscent of the Sardine run. The region is also recognized by their customs and recetiva population.
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  • Awesome trip to Berlenga. Better spent more and get there by SpeedBoat (25min) More fun, if are nice waves. There is many birds, and nice nature. It´s possilbe to swim also, but the water is a little bit cold. :)
  • It is too difficult to write about the Berlenga island and across the Archipelago without your blend the real beauty of this Island with our passion for her. So I resorted to ours, although born in Ribatejo, Mariano Quiet writer and author of countless books among which highlighted Peniche in history and Legend. These were the words he used to describe the Berlengas; "More in the distance, emerging from the sea as figures of legend, clouded by a halo of purple dream and mystery, the Berlengas distend in a sky of Indigo, as a heavenly vision, shooting into the air a rapturous song and surprised virginity and mirroring the deep waters imprecise contours Ocean adventure, an irresistible attraction, a desire unsatisfied and Miss beautiful ... "
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  • Spectacular Island to dream vacation ... The gulls and the sea ... Stay overnight in pousada são João Batista is the best place to sleep. Cape Avelar better person boat to travel to the island ... you can also visit the caves in special glass-bottom boats to view the fish.
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  • It's too beautiful aler
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  • A dream setting: the Berlengas archipelago. It can be considered as the first area protected from the world. It is in the year 1465 when King Alfonso V of Portugal prohibited the practice of any form of hunting. Currently, nature reserve was founded in order to preserve the ecosystem and biodiversity, das Berlengas (1981). On the Isle of Berlenga Grande we find the Fort of San Juan Bautista. In 1513 the monks of the order of St. Jerome settled and founded the monastery of mercy, with the aim of providing assistance to seafarers and victims of the frequent shipwrecks on the Atlantic coast, harassed by pirates. Food shortages, disease and the constant assaults of pirates and Corsairs Moroccan, Algerian, French, and English made it impossible the life of removal of the friars, often incommunicado because of sea weather. In 1651, the Council of war under the command of Juan IV, ordered the demolition of the abandoned ruins of the monastery and the use of its stones to build the Fort of San Juan Bautista to defend strategic points of the coast.
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