Aboard a 12 person catamaran enjoy unobstructed views of the algarve coast and cruise around the islands of deserta farol and culatra. One of the rarest species is the purple swamphen the symbol of their natural park that cannot be found in any other part of.
The algarve s riches include nature the scenery and the climate.
Natural park of ria formosa. Recently elected as one of the 7 natural wonders of portugal this is one of three protected areas not to be missed during your holidays in the algarve. Ria formosa is a natural park that runs from faro to near castro marim it s one of nature s untouched paradises and the ideal place if you want to have a nice and relaxed moment. Internationally it s included within the natura 2000 network and ramsar convention on wetlands.
In the eastern part of the algarve lies between faro and tavira a 60 km long belt of faro islands and peninsulas with a lagoon behind it. Explore portugal s ria formosa natural park on a boat tour a great way to explore parts of the park inaccessible by car. Ria formosa is 60 km long and stretches from garrão beach faro to manta rota beach cacela and is composed of a labyrinth of canals islands barreta also known as deserta island culatra armona tavira and cabanas swamps and sandbanks.
For further information on the park s history fauna and flora take a look at ria formosa s webpage at wikipedia. It was classified as a natural park in 1987 thus giving it status to better protect its flora fauna and lagoons. Explore portugal s ria formosa natural park on a boat tour a great way to explore parts of the park inaccessible by car.
The visitor can observe the singularity of the flora and fauna throughout the region. The ria formosa is also a designated natural park of over 170 km and a stopping place for hundreds of different birds during the spring and autumn migratory periods. Declaration for natural park was at 1987.
The ria formosa natural park is one of the most amazing places of the algarve not only for its variety of landscapes but also because of its unique location. Between the beaches of praia do garrão and praia da manta rota. Aboard a 12 person catamaran enjoy unobstructed views of the algarve coast and cruise around the islands of deserta farol and culatra.
The ria formosa natural park stretches over 170km along the algarve coast from praia do garrão garrão beach in faro to the cacela peninsula. The ria formasa natural park covers a massive 170 km. A humid zone of international importance the ria formosa estuary is a labyrinth of canals islands marshland and sandy beaches that extend 60 km along the algarve coast between the beaches of garrão and manta rota.
Things to see and do in the ria formosa. Ria formosa natural park is the most famous park in algarve portugal. Ria formosa natural park faro islands boat cruise from faro.
Within portugal it became a natural park in 1987 and is governed by the icnf. Besides being a natural park ria formosa is classified as a ramsar site 2 ria formosa is also listed by birdlife international as an important bird area both in its lagoon. Ria formosa natural park faro islands boat cruise from faro.