The Region – Alentejo

The Port of Sines is located on the coastal part of the Alentejo region. Nowadays, Alentejo is a region preserved and safe, whose history is marked by a rich cultural inheritance endowing it a genuine identity. It is a region with a strong competitive potential, unique and sustainable, based on consolidated activities and new specialized production areas.

Alentejo offers products recognized worldwide by its excellence such as cork or ornamental rocks, as well as its rich gastronomy and a vast cultural tradition.

 

Sines and surroundings

The north and east part of Sines is neighbour to Santiago do Cacém, and the south part to Odemira. It has nearly 13.500 inhabitants.

Sines is the only coastal city in Alentejo, presently recognized as registering the most attractive growing perspectives, especially due to its strategic location and logistic conditions – in which the Port plays a determinant role.

Porto Covo is a small touristic village and the second urban centre belonging to the Sines’ Municipality. The south part of this area (from the S. Torpes Beach towards south), is a well preserved and beautiful coastal line, offering some of the most astonishing and unexplored beaches in the country. This area is comprised within the Natural Park of Southeast Alentejo and Vicentina Coastline.