Sagres feels very much like the edge of the world. It is a bit more developed and larger than Salema, but it carries a very distinct historical feel that is evident in even the shortest visit.
The town is home to the former navigation school founded by Prince Henry. This school inspired and educated some of the world's most famous explorers. Its grand setting, still remaining on an outcropping of cliffs outside Sagres, is a formidable and awe inspiring site.
Venturing to the edges of these cliffs is like truly wandering out to the edge of the world. It is amazing to stand there and realize that centuries ago, beyond that very same horizon was considered the end of the world. Take some time to enjoy this view and think about the history its perspective holds.
Sagres is incomplete without a visit to Prince Henry's institute. There is a small admission fee, but it is well worth the price to help maintain this historical marvel.
If you are feeling like relaxing, skip the beach. Hang out on the side of the cliffs with the local fisherman and watch the enormous waves crash into the cliffs. Its one of the more beautiful sites of the entire journey through Portugal.