Algarve Natura click here
Aerial view of Monte Gordo (video) – click here
Official Tourism Office: Av. Infante D. Henrique (adjacent to the Casino; 4 min walk; for map click here); Telephone: 281 544 495; Schedule: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday: 9:30-13:00 and 14:00-17:30, other days of the week from 9h30-19h00.
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
Transportation Schedule (you can buy tickets on the bus, official vendors, or online – usually cheaper)
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).
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)In these woods you can find several birds and fascinating nests such as this onePlayground for kids located 1 min by foot – click here for locationand there is more entertainment in the summer time
Surrounding areas – Algarve
Vila Real de Santo Antonio
Located 3.6 km away from Monte Gordo, east; 44 minutes walk; 14 minutes biking.Official 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).
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)
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
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.Other places near by
Drive north along the river Guadiana or take a boat ride from Vila Real de Santo AntonioOdeleite DamAlcoutim (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.
Surrounding areas – Andalusia (Spain):
Seville (155 km away, east)Gibraltar (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.
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