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What to pack in your suitcase for Comporta, Portugal?

Have you booked your stay in Comporta in Alentejo, one of Portugal’s most beautiful destinations? All you have to do is pack your suitcase! To help you prepare for your holiday, we offer you a checklist of essentials to take with you to Comporta.

Sun cream

Portugal has 300 days of sunshine a year. Big blue skies and warmth will be there during your trip. To make the most of it while protecting your skin, don’t forget to take a tube of sun cream with you! Index 50 is recommended for long days of sunbathing on the beach or by the pool of your rental house in Comporta.

Riding pants

Various providers such as Passeios a cavalo and Cavalos na Areia offer horse riding trips of a few hours in the surrounding countryside. You will ride through cork oak forests and dunes and end up galloping along the beach. To enjoy this experience in the greatest comfort, remember to bring riding trousers. Girls, opt for leggings! With fewer seams and better elasticity, they will give you more freedom of movement.

A straw hat and a wicker basket

To blend in with the people at the market or to go to the beach, adopt Comporta’s dress code. Follow the bohemian-chic trend of the region with a beautiful straw hat and a wicker basket. A pair of cork or natural leather flip-flops will complete your outfit. If you don’t have any of these at home, don’t panic! You’ll find what you’re looking for in one of Comporta’s small shops, such as the Lavanda Concept Store.

A yoga mat

Comporta is the wellness destination par excellence. What could be better than yoga to reconnect body and mind? Whether you are already a seasoned yogi or simply looking for a new experience, choose yoga classes at home. Susan Creuwels, a renowned teacher, will come to your rental home for private classes. Alone or in a group, spread your yoga mat on the terrace of your Alma de Comporta house facing the rice fields and follow the postures.


You always tell yourself that you don’t have enough time for reading. At Comporta, time passes peacefully, and you can disconnect from everyday life. Take the opportunity to discover the works of the new literary season or to immerse yourself in that classic you’ve always dreamed of reading. If you’re worried that you won’t have enough room in your suitcase for Comporta, take along an electronic reading light!

A surfboard

The coasts of Portugal are renowned for some of the most beautiful surfing spots in Europe. In Comporta, miles of white sand licked by the waves await you. By car or plane, take your surfboard with you or rent one locally. Surf In Comporta and Imagine Surf School offer rental and lessons for all levels.

Your camera

To immortalise your stay at Comporta, don’t forget your camera and an SD card! Whether you’re along the coastal path, meeting the Sado dolphins or simply capturing a snapshot of a local scene, it will undoubtedly be your best travel companion.