One of the primary reasons for coming to Guincho is to sample its seafood restaurants. You can try the crayfish-size box-jaw lobsters known as bruxas, which in Portuguese means "sorcerer," "wizard," "witch doctor," and even "nocturnal moth." To eat like the Portuguese, you must also sample the barnacles, called percebes. (Many foreign visitors fail to comprehend their popularity.) The fresh lobsters and crabs are cultivated in nearby shellfish beds, which are fascinating sights in themselves.

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