Coordinates: 40°09′58″N 8°52′37″W / 40.166°N 8.877°W / 40.166; -8.877Coordinates: 40°09′58″N 8°52′37″W / 40.166°N 8.877°W / 40.166; -8.877
Country Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Baixo Mondego
Intermunic. comm. Região de Coimbra
District Coimbra
Municipality Figueira da Foz
  Total 15.53 km2 (6.00 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 18,454
  Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)

Buarcos is a freguesia (civil parish) in Figueira da Foz Municipality, Portugal. The population in 2011 was 18,454,[1] in an area of 15.53 km².[2]

It is a traditional fishing town that has grown also as a noted beach resort, likely the most beautiful of Portugal, due to its wonderful landscape namely the beach which is protected by the Boa Viagem small mountain range (Serra da Boa Viagem). Many of its inhabitants still work in the fishing industry but tourism is also an important activity. It has many hotels, seafood restaurants and bars with view over the bay and the extensive beach. Buarcos is now considered one of the best tourism destinations within Europe.


  1. Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE), Census 2011 results according to the 2013 administrative division of Portugal
  2. Direção-Geral do Território

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