Salema is in the far west of the Algarve, it 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 comunities 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 sea bass, bream, mackerel, sardines and octopus which you can savour freshly grilled in the local restaurants the same evening
The picture above shows fishermen sorting their catch. The Maré is the house in the background nestled in the valley to the right

The beach is normally sandy and gently sloping, it is ideal for swimming and safe for children. There is a life guard service in summer months. The seawater quality is excellent, since its introduction, 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 handfull of gift shops and 2 minimarkets.

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 a 15 km 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 about the village please email me and I'll do my best to answer them