Praia do Canal Nature Retreat is immersed within the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Nature Park. Covering over 100km, the nature reserve is the finest preserved stretch of European coastline, with various unique species of fauna and flora.

The landscape is marked by steep limestone cliffs that have been carved into a series of rugged headlands, featuring stunning beaches, which are highly popular amongst surfers, and are the finest in the country. There is a tremendous variety of beaches, including long stretches of sand and small beaches nestled between the cliffs and rocks. These remarkable geological features have created a variety of distinctive plant and bird habitats.

Praia do Canal & Aljezur

The resort takes its name from the nearby Praia do Canal (Canal Beach), lying immediately to the south of Arrifana, Canal Beach affords a fine view of Needle Rock. This is a mostly pebble beach situated at the mouth of a valley carved out by an ephemeral stream, the banks of which have a dense covering of riverine vegetation.

Aljezur, the closest town, is just 10 kilometers away. Inhabited since prehistoric times, at the end of the Paleolithic period, this village was founded in the 10th century by the Arabs, who are believed to have been the people who occupied this area for the longest time. During this long stay in the Algarve, and specifically in Aljezur, leaving cultural and historical marks that are still visible today. Such as the Castle and its Cistern, toponymy, or even legends and popular stories. Village of Medieval streets and alleys, houses that denote Arab influences, the immaculate white of the lime and the intense green of nature are the scenery that welcomes this village and that is exposed to those who visit.