Go birdwatching on the Ria Formosa

Go birdwatching on the Ria Formosa

What better way to spend a winter break on the Algarve than with a spot of birdwatching? Ria Formosa National Park is a vast maze of lagoons and tiny islands on the coast of Quinta do Lago. This epic ecosystem is protected by UNESCO, and is home to loads of aquatic birds, such as flamingos, pelicans and storks. Walk along one of the nature trails or take a boat and glide through the lagoons.
Salinas do Grelha

Salinas do Grelha

Olhao, The Algarve

Ever wondered where salt comes from? Visit the Salinas do Grelha salt pans and you can see for yourself. Rows of ‘trays’ are filled with sea water, where a film of flor de sal crystals develop on...

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San Lorenzo Golf Course

San Lorenzo Golf Course

Quinta Do Lago, The Algarve

The San Lorenzo Golf Course can be forgiven for being a little well-worn as it seems everyone wants to check out its impressive views of the Ria Formosa Natural Park on the coast of Quinto do Lago. It’s an...

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Quinta do Lago Beach

Quinta do Lago Beach

Quinta Do Lago, The Algarve

Known as the ‘jewel in the Algarve’s crown’, is the Quinto do Lago beach. Over three kilometres of white sandy beaches are accessible via a pretty wooden bridge over the tidal lagoon. The sand dune backdrop...

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