About Salema

Salema is in the far west of the Algarve and is mid way between Lagos to the East and Sagres to the West. 

It is about 2km down a side road off the EN 125.

The Village of Salema is one of the very few communities that has a small indigenous fishing fleet of traditional brightly coloured boats, still launched from the beach (but now with the aid of a tractor), that put out to sea when the surf allows, to catch seabass, bream, mackerel, sardines and octopus which you can savour freshly grilled in the local restaurants the same evening.

The beach is normally sandy and gently sloping, ideal for swimming and safe for children. There is a life guard service during the summer months. The seawater quality is excellent and Salema has been awarded a 'Blue Flag' to show that the water meets all European standards of cleanliness.

There are a dozen Bar/Restaurants in Salema, a handful of gift shops and 2 mini markets.

There is an ATM at the rear side of the oval building on the square.

The town of Lagos to the East, and Historic Sagres to the West are both just 15 kms away.

The West coast of the Algarve can be reached in around 15 minutes by car. There you can find stretches of sandy beaches below cliffs that stretch for miles, the sea rolling in with full Atlantic force.

If you want to do more than just laze around on beaches there are golf resorts, tennis courts, health spas, horse riding, boat trips and walking tours all within a few kilometers.

If you have any specific questions or queries about the village please email daniela@the-mare.com and she'll do her best to answer them.

Things to do

  • Relax on the sandy beach
  • Swim in the 'Blue Flag' awarded sea
  • Eat in Salemas amazing restaurants
  • Enjoy Salemas bars
  • Find out about local history
  • Enjoy a game of Golf
  • Have a Spa day
  • Boat Trips
  • Take a walking tour