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Top park recommendations from locals

Park
“Great for bird watching. Hiking along the salinas and paths.. Can also take boat tours, go diving see dolphins and lost of seahorses other marine life.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Park
“The landscape of this natural park is marked by steep cliffs that have been given various forms and colouring by centuries of erosion. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
National Park
“Located in the Algarve, Ria Formosa is a Nature Park since 1987. It’s the largest wetland in the south of Portugal and covers almost 18,400 hectares formed by a spectacular 60 km (38 miles) long system of sand-dune islands - 2 peninsulas (Ancão and Cacela), 5 barrier islands (Barreta also known as Ilha Deserta, Ilha da Culatra, Ilha da Armona, Ilha de Tavira and Ilha de Cabanas) and several stretches of salt-marshes. The Ria Formosa Nature Park covers a huge variety of habitats organized in mosaics like sand-dunes, salt marshes, tidal flats, islets, salt pans, fresh water marshes and ponds, pine woods and agriculture fields. It is one of the most precious treasures of the Algarve's ecosystem bursting with wildlife to discover. Reflecting its importance, Ria Formosa is also classified as a Wetland of International Importance (Ramsar Site) and as Special Protection Area, and is included in the Site of Community Importance Ria Formosa-Castro Marim (Natura 2000 Network). The area is vital for birds, specially for waterfowl mainly because it's a wintering ground for birds from northern and central Europe, particularly for several duck species and many waders. It's also a stop-over point in the migration routes between Europe and Africa and it provides shelter for rare species in Portugal like the purple gallinule which was chosen as the symbol of the nature park. The importance of this area is not limited to birdlife. The sand dunes and the salt marshes display a rich a unique vegetation specially adapted to these harsh environments. The lagoon is a nursery area for many species of fish that spend their early stages of development in the shallow waters of the lagoon. Shellfish farming occupies more than 1000 ha and is responsible for nearly 80% of the Portuguese clam exports. A resident population of 7.500 lives inside the park boundaries, but in summer these figures can triple. The resident population works mainly in activities related to the lagoon like fishing, fish and shellfish farming and salt extraction. Classified as a Nature Reserve in the 70s, this protection status was elevated to a Natural Park in 1987 because of the increased need of regulation of tourism and urban pressure as well as due to the need of planning the surrounding territory. This beautiful Nature Park is a must-see during your holiday in Algarve. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Park
“Fly through the trees (if you like a little zipwire adventure) or team up for some paintball pandemonium... A nice way to have some fun in the great Algarvian outdoors! :)”
  • 8 locals recommend
College Academic Building
“An interesting little museum for children, good on a very hot afternoon or one of the rare rainy days in Lagos”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Located in the central town of Faro, next to the Municipal Library, we found the lung more care in the city of Faro, with spaces to Pic nic, rest and time to breathing fresh air under the trees, reading, listening the chirping of birds or play mini golf. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
River
“This is a privileged protected area, in a different countryside. Good for walking and watching protected species.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“ It is a very nice park and a lake and small animals next to it, where you can enjoy a nice walk in the morning or evenings .”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“bird-watching, passeios de Jipe, visitar as salinas, Visitar o SPA nas salinas de Castro Marim.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lake
“A diferent place near the sea. Special to spend a day doing sports, picnics, with friends and nature”
  • 9 locals recommend
Trail
“Rocha da Pena walk (well marked) is not very long, about 6.9 kilometers but impressive. The first climb is a challenge and from below you wonder if you'll ever get at the top of that huge rock. Once at the top the view is impressive and the flora surprising. Rocha da Pena is gorgeous!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“PT: A Serra de Monchique é uma serra cujo ponto mais elevado - Foia, com 902 m de altitude - é o mais alto do Algarve e um dos pontos mais proeminentes de Portugal. Nesta serra existe um importante complexo termal, Caldas de Monchique, rodeado por um parque de vegetação onde existe a maior magnólia da Europa. Vários ribeiros e ribeiras têm origem na Serra de Monchique. FR: La Serra de Monchique est une chaîne de montagnes dont le point culminant - Foia, avec 902 m d’altitude - est le plus élevé de l’Algarve et l’un des points les plus importants du Portugal. Dans cette chaîne de montagnes il y a un important complexe thermal, Caldas de Monchique, entouré d’un parc de végétation où il y a le plus grand magnolia en Europe. Plusieurs cours d’eau et ruisseaux proviennent de la Serra de Monchique.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Open every day, all year round. From Faro, Porta Nova Pier. Nature Tours. Birdwatching Guided Tours. Private speed boat service.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Central park of Faro, just behind city Marine, surrounded with some of the best restaurants and cafes.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“There are bars and restaurants galore here and a nightclub. Lots of diverse eateries and bars offering a great selection of nightlife. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“To walk, run, practice exercises with a beautiful view of Ria Formosa around”
  • 2 locals recommend