Algarve's Tourist Guide - Nature, Environment and Wonders of the Algarve: Parks, Viewpoints, beaches and heritage sites in the Algarve
Tourist Guide Vila Real de Santo Antonio - Nature, Environment and Wonders of Vila Real de Santo Antonio Parks, Viewpoints, beaches, heritage sites and Lost Gardens of Vila Real de Santo Antonio
The forest of Monte Gordo
As in all the Algarve region, the municipality of Vila Real de Santo Antonio is now more geared to tourism. The beach of Monte Gordo, which was one of the prime tourist attraction in the region of 60, remains one of the national tourism destination, prized for its wide stretch of beach and the warm waters of the Mediterranean temperatures. Other beaches, such as the German, Adam and Eve, the mound and the Manta Rota, complement the beaches of this area of Algarve.
Within the framework of these sand features, are the woods of Monte Gordo and other pines, which although less extensive sporting a green vegetation, and are full of wild scent which is pleasant, breathing the air of a climate almost unique in the world.
During these tranquilizers walks through the pine trees, often find, the most common inhabitant of this area and all the pine trees of the Algarve coast is the chameleon.
Lovers of birds and plants have in Marshland Nature Reserve of Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo Antonio, and also on the all area of the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, a lot of perfect places to apreciate it. Both have centers offering advice and information.
The cool shade of pine trees from the Forest, which connects Vila Real de Santo António with Monte Gordo are an invitation to invigorating walks, to the knowledge of its fauna and flora.
Access points and coordinates location: In order to enjoy a great walk on this forest, I recommend you to park the car at west of Monte Gordo in the coordinates N 37° 10,736 W007° 27,529 and then just follow the trails and enjoy. As an alternative, you can park close to the ' Adao & Eva ' beach, at the GTM coordinates N 37º10,693 , W 007° 28,204. This option will be a nice choice too.