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Monte Gordo

Aerial view of Monte Gordo (video)

Official Tourism Office – click here

Monte Gordo guide – click here


Antiques Fair / Flea Market- 4th Saturday of the month. Location: next to tourism office.

For shows at the Casino click here

For other upcoming events in Monte Gordo click here and  here

Transportation Schedule (you can buy tickets on the bus, official vendors, or online – usually cheaper)

Bus stop located (click here) next to hotel Vasco da Gama – 3 min by foot, East of the apartmentsIMG_3837Monte Gordo – Vila Real de Santo António (VRSA): click here

Monte Gordo – Faro: click here;  stops in the following locations: VRSA, Monte Gordo, Altura, Cacela, Conceição, Tavira, Luz de Tavira, Alfandanga, Olhão, Faro.

VRSA – Ayamonte, Huelva, or Sevilha: click here

Rede Expressos (serves all Portugal and stops in Monte Gordo): click here

Táxis: in front of aparthotel Guadiana (60 meters towards West from apartments; inside the public parking lot).

Airport Transfers: Algarserra or Transfair or Family Transfers and there are more service providers (e.g. Top 10 by TripAdvisor).

Besides going to the beach, you can go for runs or walks in the woods, which is parallel to the sea so you can hear the waves as well as the birds (9 min by foot towards East –  click here for trail location)IMG_3920In these woods you can find several birds and fascinating nests such as this one13717267_1743937012528972_3347925675200317759_oPlayground for kids located 1 min by foot – click here for locationIMG_4006and there is more entertainment in the summer timeIMG_4380


Surrounding areas – Algarve

Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Located 3.6 km away from Monte Gordo, east; 44 minutes walk; 14 minutes biking.IMG_2388Official Tourism Office: Centro Cultural António Aleixo – Rua 5 de outubro (for map click here); Telephone: 281 542 100; Schedule: Everyday  10h00-13h00 and 17h00-22h00.

City hall promotional video – click here

For Cultural Heritage click here

For Environmental Heritage click here


Gipsy Market – 1st Sunday of the month. Location: main plaza (picture above).

Antiques Fair / Flea Market – 2nd Saturday of the month. Location: main plaza (picture above).

For other upcoming events in Vila Real de Santo Antonio click here and  here

Castro Marim

Natural Reserve of Castro Marim. Do birdwatching here – e.g. flamingos, storks, etc.(3.8km away, north; 47 min walk; 15 min biking).

Visit the Fort of São Sebastião of Castro Marim, built in 1641 (6.4 km away, north; 25 min biking)IMG_2362

Official Tourism Office: Rua de S. Sebastião, 5 (for map click here); Phone: 281 531 232; Schedule: Everyday 09h00 – 13h00 and 14h00-17h00.

For Cultural Heritage click here

For upcoming events in Castro Marim click here and here

Cacela Velha

Located 12km away from Monte Gordo, towards the west. One of the best beaches in the world often visited by famous people – e.g. Sharon Stone, John Kerry (US Secretary of State), Teresa Heinz (the ketchup magnate), Claude Picasso (the artist’s son), etc.IMG_240813735615_1743937182528955_5690429984451096563_oOther places near by

Drive north along the river Guadiana or take a boat ride from Vila Real de Santo AntonioIMG_3865Odeleite Dam13691084_1743957159193624_2470266899432875552_o13701113_1743958422526831_2365850996300735828_oAlcoutim (in Portugal, from where picture is taken) and Sanlúcar, Spain (44 km away, north). Here you can also experience the first cross-border Zip Line in the world (great fun for a 1 minute “flyover” at 70 to 80km/h!!). To watch a video click here.IMG_3872

Surrounding areas – Andalusia (Spain):

Seville (155 km away, east)IMG_1728Gibraltar (348 km away, east), to visit on the way to catch the Ferry to Tangier – Morocco. Near by you can also visit Marbella, Puerto Banús, and Ronda.IMG_1641

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