Just shy of a two-hour drive from Lisbon, this untouched bohemian beach town is a hot spot for the French (interior designer Jacques Granges owns a home here). Fun fact: it occupies the longest beach in all of Europe (100 miles).
Where to stay: Skip the hotel and rent a house (they’re all compound style) in Brejos or Possanco.
What to do: Go horseback riding through the dunes, followed by a private picnic on the beach. You won’t see anyone for miles.
Where to eat: Sal's at Pego Beach is the perfect lunch spot for vino verde (green wine), razor clams, tiger prawns and squid rice. For dinner, pop by Gomes in town (and don't miss their gourmet grocery next door).