Ria Formosa Natural Park
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Consisting of a lagoon enclosed by a barrier beach, the part to the east of Faro, called Sotavento ("leeward"), has a wide variety of landscapes. To preserve this exceptional natural environment, the coast, from Ancão to Manta Rota, has been designated a protected area: Parque Naturale da Ria Formosa. Inhabited by a large number of birds, but also molluscs and crustaceans, is a very important place for fish reproduction. The Sultan hen, rare in Portugal and emblem of the park, breeds there.


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  • From €29 to €38
    CHECK-In Faro
    MICHELIN 2021
    8.46 Km - Avenida da República 42, 8000-072 Faro
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    Casa Velha
    MICHELIN 2021
    16.2 Km - Rua Formosa, 8135-024 Almancil
  • Louro Restaurant
    17.6 Km - Growing Together, SA, 8135-024 Almancil