Berlenga Island Tourism, Portugal
Berlenga Island is the most popular island in Portugal with the loop around the small islands which are very amazing. Berlenga Island is located some 7 km from the Cape of Cabo Carvoeiro Northwest of Peniche. A group of small islands of 10 to 15 kilometers off the coast of Portugal, West of the city of Peniche. The Islands are traditionally known to British sailors as Burling’s. International Coordinating Council of UNESCO’S Man and the biosphere met in Dresden June 28 to July 1, and added 18 new sites, one of which is the Berlenga Island in the world. This island can be seen from the mainland when there is no fog sea. Here you will find species of endemic Flora, is also one of the sites with sea birds nest. Built on a rock near the island and is connected by a small bridge, and there is a military fortification built Manueline in 1502. The island has beautiful beaches with crystal clear blue sea and is perfect for swimming and diving.
After the Portuguese restoration war, during the reign of King John IV, and build coastal defense will help protect coastal settlements, and Berlenga Island was constructed from the remains of the ruins of the Abbey in 1655. Lighthouse Island and dubbed Duke of Braganza by the local people and was built in 1841. In the 20th century solar panels installed at the lighthouse of 29 meters. The Islands referred to in Ptolemy’s geography and tourism recently referred to as the island of Saturno by Roman geographer, and successively visited the tourists and pirates from the United Kingdom and France. Access to the island is by boat, with departures from the port of Peniche. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the Berlenga Island. You can go back at night or spend an evening at the fortress. And there is also a restaurant on the island is a very tempting cafe with your heart. This place is perfect for the adventurous world, and Berlenga Island is the only island with beauty and beautiful beaches and small islands around the Hall.