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Discover Algarve a region of sun, sea and hills
Algarve offers high quality leisure time for nearly all tastes. There are high quality beaches to explore, deserted islands marking the boundary between Ria Formosa and the sea but also mountains to explore. Therefore, Algarve offers sea-related activities such as boat rides, snorkeling, Dolphin and Wildlife Watching, but also jeep safaris, gastronomic tours and visits to Arabic-influenced sites.
Many of these activities can be explored here.
Discover one of most beautiful wildlife's parks
Serving as a transitional area between land and sea, the Ria Formosa is a vast lagoon system that stretches for 60 km along the coast of the eastern Algarve.
It is the most important wetland zone in southern Portugal and features a wide variety of habitats: barrier islands, marshes, sandbanks, dunes, saltpans, freshwater and brackish lakes, water courses, scrubland and farmland; all of which is also propitious to a tremendous variety of fauna and flora.Classed as a wetland zone of international interest, the Ria Formosa is particularly noted for its birdlife. The area is a winter home for birds from north and central Europe, as well as being on migration routes.
Various rare species can be seen here, including the purple swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) the symbol of the park.From a botanical point of view, the particular highlight is the vegetation on the dunes and in the marshes.
A veritable nursery for marine species, it is also an area where bivalve molluscs are produced.Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this nature park.
the most southwesterly point of Europe
Faro is the capital of the Algarve region, in the south of Portugal, the most southwesterly point of Europe. With a population of 50.000, Faro’s origin can be traced to the Mediterranean civilisations (Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs) and likely received visits from the Vikings.
This cosmopolitan past is still present in historical monuments and today is a major tourist destination. The preserved medieval quarters, museums and churches are worth visiting.
The Algarve and Faro are renowned for their well preserved natural heritage and many endemic species.