Skip to main content

baleal island // portugal

Baleal owes its name to the Portuguese word Baleia- meaning whale.

What was once a central whaling village during the middle ages,  now boasts more surfers than fishermen.

It’s a tiny sleepy town with 2 roads and no stoplights, and only a sandbar connects it to the continent. You can grab an ice-cream and some fresh fish from the same place you rent your surfboard, and other than beach-sand-surfers and stories of immense remains of whale bones that once littered the place, that’s pretty much all there is. Oh, and a church the size of a beach cottage, right on the lookout point. It’s a real nice place to waste your mid-term break.

Baleal copy Baleal-001 copy Baleal-002 copy Baleal-003 copy Baleal-004 copy Baleal-005 copy Baleal-006 copy Baleal-007 copy Baleal-008 copy Baleal-009 copy Baleal-010 copy Baleal-011 copy Baleal-012 copy Baleal-013 copy Baleal-014 copy Baleal-015 copy Baleal-016 copy Baleal-017 copy Baleal-018 copy Baleal-019 copy Baleal-020 copy Baleal-021 copy Baleal-022 copy Baleal-023 copy Baleal-024 copy Baleal-025 copy Baleal-026 copy Baleal-027 copy Baleal-028 copy Baleal-029 copy Baleal-030 copy Baleal-031 copy Baleal-032 copy Baleal-033 copy Baleal-034 copy Baleal-035 copy Baleal-036 copy Baleal-037 copy Baleal-038 copy Baleal-039 copy Baleal-040 copy Baleal-041 copy Baleal-042 copy Baleal-043 copy Baleal-044 copy Baleal-045 copy Baleal-046 copy Baleal-048 copy Baleal-049 copy Baleal-050 copy Baleal-051 copy Baleal-052 copy