"Alcochete: laid back luso town" Top 5 Page for this destination Alcochete by marielexoteria

Alcochete Travel Guide: 38 reviews and 165 photos

I visited Alcochete over the weekend to celebrate VT's very own Carlos' birthday and to (re)meet with his lovely wife Glória. The same weekend, Claus and Gabriel (solodancer) happened to be there and one of the hosts of the successful Cascais meet, António, joined us a little later on.

From the airport, we drove on Ponte Vasco da Gama to the town. The pier was one of the first things that caught my attention and reminded me of the song by The Drifters, "Under the boardwalk", especially on this part:

Under the boardwalk - out of the sun
Under the boardwalk - we'll be havin' some fun
Under the boardwalk - people walking above
Under the boardwalk - we'll be falling in love
Under the boardwalk, board-walk!

Now, we didn't go under the boardwalk even when the tide was low hehehe but you get the idea. It's impossible not to fall in love with the landscape towards Ponte Vasco da Gama or at the old part of town.

Sunset at Alcochete, view towards Lisboa and Ponte Vasco da Gama.

A feeble attempt to do a ballerina style jump on the boardwalk lol. Norman, the things I do for you :P

  • Last visit to Alcochete: Apr 2010
  • Intro Updated Apr 26, 2010
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  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2012 at 2:30 AM

    It seems a nice place to spend some days.

    Ciao!!!

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    Hey Mariel! You seem to be always on the road :) Alcochete is surely a lovely little town with a nice seafront promenade. I met Carlos, Gloria and Antonio last June in Lisboa for the Festa de Santo Antonio - lots of grilled sardines and red wine :)

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    Hello, Mariel! Thanks for your great page! Wonderful description! ><><><><

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2010 at 10:15 AM

    Oh, how I would love to take a walk along the beachfront in sunshine right now! I'm so fed up with this cold and utterly rainy weather.

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Ya tengo una disculpa para volver a Portugal

  • Sjalen's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2010 at 1:41 AM

    Ah - got to go to Portugal some day and see those tiles. Nice page! :)

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2010 at 8:05 AM

    hmmm. these places looks kinda familiar :O)

  • jorgec25's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2010 at 4:50 AM

    Olá Mariel, The city hall should make a promotional booklet out of your words and photos. You must come back and visit the rest of Alcochete :))

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    I have to visit Alcochete and many places near Lisbon.

  • Bernd_L's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2010 at 2:35 AM

    Who said you can't dance? That looks terrific ;o)))

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