2008 News Archive - Holidays - Experience the Ria Formosa

31 05 2007

Portugal's Algarve is already regarded as one of the most beautiful places on Earth, but within this area lies the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, a veritable paradise.

The reserve covers 60 kilometres of some of the most beautiful coastline in the world.

From Tavira up to Ancao, almost the whole Formosa Estuary is included in this picturesque piece of protected land.

Huge sand dunes, stunning lagoons and small islands interspersed with marshes and canals will be sure to please any visitor.

Ria Formosa is known for its abundance of birds and their bright plumage adds to an already breathtaking milieu.

Birds that live in or visit the area include the hunting kestrel, stone-curlew, tawny Pipit, bluethroat, great spotted cuckoo, and egret.

Whether one fancies a short stroll or a longer hike, the Ria Formosa is wonderful place to get away from the tourist-thronged beaches.

The Algarve has long been one of Europe's top destinations and is especially popular with Britons seeking to escape their country's often damp summers.


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