Praia da Ingrina: the #1 guide
Praia da Ingrina is a small beach near the village of Raposeira, in the municipality of Vila do Bispo. The beach is secluded and peaceful, which is why it is a good place to enjoy your holiday and relax. Around the beach you will find plenty of green scenery, because the beach is part of the Costa Vicentina natural park. Let’s discover this beach.
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Praia da Ingrina is a small beach of about 100 metres long. The beach is located in a small cove, which has the shape of a seashell. It has beautiful white sand. In 2014 a large storm actually removed most of the sand on the beach. Fortunately, the beach restored itself by the following year, so you can enjoy it to the fullest.
The east side of Praia da Ingrina is backed by low cliffs. On the west side, there is an area of pebbles and stones that extends into the sea for about 200 metres. This characterizes the beach, since this sort of natural pier is quite unique in the Algarve.
Furthermore, there are some rocks all around the beach. The more you go towards the water, the more rocks you will see.
The water at Praia da Ingrina is calm and exceptionally clear. Moreover, there is an area of underwater rock formations here. That is why Praia da Ingrina is an amazing beach for diving and snorkelling. You will love to discover it.
In addition, Praia da Ingrina is also good for swimming. Just watch out for some rocks in the sea, which can be found on both the western and eastern sides of the beach. It can be easy to hurt yourself here.
Praia da Ingrina is a peaceful and tranquil beach. In summer it can be popular, but not too crowded. Outside the summer months the beach is usually empty.
Praia da Ingrina is east of Praia do Barranco and west of the surf beach Praia do Zavial. The beach of Ingrina is less known than Praia do Zavial and thus more quiet.
Beware that there is no shade on the beach, which makes the sun hit extra hard. At the same time, there is usually some wind on the beach, which neutralizes the feeling of getting sunburned.
In the area near Raposeira you can actually find some megalithic monuments. You can see some of them on the road from Raposeira towards Praia da Ingrina. If you would like to see more of these monuments, check out the following video.
We recommend to take a walk along the cliffs in the area. The best walk is towards the east, in the direction of Praia do Zavial. On the cliffs east of the beach, between Praia da Ingrina and Praia do Zavial, you can find the ruins of a small 18th century fort called Bateria do Zavial. This fort once protected this part of the coast of the Algarve. If you walk further, you can see the beach of Praia do Zavial. It is a fabulous sight from the cliffs. If you would like to hike even more, we suggest to walk further east towards Praia das Furnas. This 2 hour hike provides amazing views of the coast.
How to get there
The easiest way to move around in the Algarve is by car. If you don’t have one, make sure to rent a car. When driving on the N125, exit at Raposeira. From here you can follow the signs to the beach. The landscape on the way to the beach is very green, which is wonderful. Along the way you can see cereal fields, as well as some megalithic monuments. You can park your car in the car park near the restaurant.
There is a restaurant right behind the beach, called Restaurante do Sebastião. It has an amazing view over Praia da Ingrina. Outside, there is a terrace under the palm trees, which provides a special atmosphere. The restaurant itself focuses on fresh fish and seafood. If you are enjoying a day on the beach of Ingrina, make sure to try this restaurant as well.
If you wish to stay in this area in the municipality of Vila do Bispo, we recommend any of the following hotels:
- Hostel on the Hill. Just as the name says, this is a hostel located in the hills. They offer single beds in mixed dormitory rooms, as well as private double rooms. Peaceful and quiet. It is actually the closest accommodation to Praia da Ingrina.
- Pure Fonte Velha B&B. This bed & breakfast in the village of Vila do Bispo offers modern rooms, some of which have a balcony. There is a nice shared lounge area and a terrace. Overall just a great atmosphere. Very highly rated as well.
- Pure Flor de Esteva – Bed & Breakfast. This bed & breakfast provides a nice experience. The staff is very nice and will do their best to make you feel at home. Furthermore, the rooms are clean and there is a welcoming outdoor terrace. Very good breakfast as well.
Another option is to quickly check the availability of nearby hotels. Below you can find a map with the location of hotels in Vila do Bispo. By changing the date of your holiday, the map will show you the current prices.
Are you ready to explore the Algarve further? Then we recommend to go on an excursion. This will add something unique to your holiday. Moreover, booking an excursion online beforehand saves you time and money. Below you can find our favourite excursions in the area.
Praia da Ingrina is a blue flag beach, which means that the beach complies with certain standards related to safety and quality. It has good facilities. For example, there is a restaurant, where you can also find toilets. Lifeguards overlook the beach in summer and if you didn’t bring your sun umbrella you can rent a sunbed on the beach. In addition, there are several water sports available on the beach, such as kayaking and paddle boarding. You can book these water sports at the kiosk of Kayak Centre Lagos on the beach. Otherwise you can always book with your hotel and they will arrange it.
Facilities in Praia da Ingrina:
- Restaurant: yes
- Bar/club: no
- Toilet: yes
- Shower: yes
- Water sports: yes
- Sunbeds: yes
- Parking: yes
- Lifeguards: yes
- Blue flag beach: yes