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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  • We have arrived in PENICHE on a Saturday afternoon! at the port, we went with Feeling Berlenga and had packages with several options, ida - return, round-trip with guided visit to the caves in a glass-bottomed boat (what you have chosen), plus a pack with snorkeling and other diving. For all tastes! BOOKING IN ADVANCE IS THE KEY! otherwise there are no squares! You can eat on the island, good food but too do you take to bring it to you. Were thus left without tip it is best "sandwich tourism"! You can eat where you gives the win (check that there are no gulls near)! The pack had a guided tour that was sincerely wonderful organized with a lot of explanations. In the port, they had a small beach and we took a bath to take advantage of the waters free of pollution and filled with fish! We love to us and back we face with dolphins! It's worth visiting the island! It deserves to sleep a night in the fortress if you are nature lover! Therefore my advice... ENJOY!
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  • In August you can only spend 4 hours on the island with the boat ride. Despite staying within 1 hour of Peniche the price is a bit expensive compared to other parts of the country in which one can visit by boat.
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  • Peniche output by 11 A.M. and return at 16 hours, just enough time on the island, she is small and open and warm sunny days it can't be easy to be there longer. It is worth visiting the island and do the tour at caves, although this is small and I thought it was expensive for what you saw and the duration (+/-15 min). The island is still in a wild state and so will continue.
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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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