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Vila do Bispo

Vila do Bispo is a municipality situated in the far southwest corner  of the Algarve with a total area of 179km2 and a population of 5000 residents. The municipality has five civil parishes ; Barao de Sao Miguel, Budens, Raposeira, Sagres and Vila do Bispo.

Due to its geographical location, it is the unique municipality in the country with a western and southern coastline. The southern coast, which extends until Cape St. Vincent, includes several bays and sheltered coves, including: the beaches of Praia do Burgao, Cabanas Velhas, Boca do Rio, Praia da Salema, Figueira, Furnas, Zavial, Ingrina, Barranco, Martinhal, Mareta, Tonel and Beliche. ]Meanwhile, to the west of the St. Vincent coast are the beaches of Telheiro, Ponta Ruiva, Castelejo, Cordoama, Barriga and Murração, that include many carved cliffs and rocky promontories.