Castro Marim

The municipality of Castro Marim is characterized by extensive mountains, where wild flowers abound, and the orchards and vegetable gardens on the banks of the Guadiana river, which mark the border with Ayamonte. The county is divided into four parishes: Azinhal, Odeleite and Castro Marim in the interior and Altura in the middle of the Algarve coast, which has been going through a progressive tourism development. It is worth to enjoy the mild temperature, the sun and the sea in the best local beaches, especially the Verde, do Cabeço and da Alagoa beaches (Altura). And for nature lovers, the Natural Reserve of Sapal de Castro Marim offers the possibility to observe the rich and diverse flora and fauna, where numerous birds, salinas, canals, ponds and estuaries paint the horizon into a fine mosaic that extends up to Ayamonte's mouth. In a more cultural aspect, it is compulsory to visit Castro Marim castle and the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum. From the top of São Sebastião's fort, that stretches through the horizon, you will have a privileged view of the village. The summer in this region, as it happens in most municipalities in the country, is the traditional pilgrimage season. The Festa da Nossa Senhora dos Mártires, which is held for five days, mobilizes the entire population. The most important day of this festivity is August 15th. Castro Marim then gets filled up with history, especially in the celebration and re-creation of the medieval days, an event that takes annually place in late August and offers to all visitors street spectacles, animated banquets with live music, crafts and lots of fun. When it comes to the pleasures of the table, we can state that the local cuisine is very varied, but the specialty is undoubtedly the grilled fish, such as bass, bream, shrimp and catfish. The sweets are the irresistible queijadas de amêndoa (sweets made with almonds and cheese) and bolo de massa com canela do Azinhal (cake made with bread dough and Azinhal cinnamon).

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Castelo de Castro Marim

Castro Marim

The outer wall, with semi-circular shape, enveloped the medieval settlement and the so called Castelo Velho (Old Castle). Nowadays, there are only a few traces of the Castle with four turrets and a door, the ruins of São Tiago Church, from the XIV century, and the Pácio dos Alcaides. The Castle is a unique belvedere of the Guadiana River, the ...

Reserva Natural do Sapal de Castro Marim e Vila Real de Santo António

Castro Marim

The complex system of marshy places, salt-pits, canals, puddles, creeks and charcas (big extensions without vegetation), located in the Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António municipalities, was the first Natural reserve of the Portuguese territory. Land, river (Guadiana) and sea mix together, giving origin to a strange but beautiful miscellany, stretching to the mouth with Ayamonte, on the ...

Praia da Alagoa / Praia de Altura

Castro Marim

A beach with a wide stretch of sand and good quality calm waters. It has several activities, restaurants with varied menus and small shops around.

Praia Verde

Castro Marim

A wide stretch of sand, surrounded by pine woods and by a luxury resort. There is a passage that leads to the beach. It has good quality water and vestiges of roman ruins by the sea.

Igreja dos Mártires

Castro Marim

Parish church with quite peculiar architectonical details. The church porch is renaissant, although pretty adulterated, the main chapel has a vault and neo-manueline elements at the south front platband.

Núcleo Museológico do Castelo de Castro Marim

Castro Marim

Space where you’ll get to know some more about the history of Castro Marim. Here you may see documents, drawings and pictures on the walls, archaeological artefacts and historic-ethnographic items shown in several showplaces.

Forte de São Sebastião

Castro Marim

Important work in the renewal of the military defence of the village, such as it is certified by the proximity of the castle and its wall. Fortress of irregular drawing with five bulwarks.

A Chaminé

Castro Marim

Large and aired restaurant, located 100 from the beach, serving delicious traditional dishes. Excellent wine menu.

Eurotel Altura

Castro Marim

Hotel located in front of the beach, with a favoured view of the sea. Well furnished apartments and various available services, such as outside and inside heated swimming-pool. It also has an art gallery.

Praia do Cabeço

Castro Marim

Located next to a pine forest, is a beach quite crowded and appealing, not longer, however, a quiet, great for rest. There are some areas of concession, the sand is clean. Good bathing zone. There is a small restaurant on ...

Barragem do Beliche

Castro Marim

Barrage located at the Ribeira de Beliche (hydrological basin of the Guadiana), in an intermediate area of serra, trees and furze-field. Conditioned leisure and sports activities.

Quinta do Vale Golf Resort

Castro Marim

Designed by mitico golfer Severiano Ballesteros, the Quinta do Vale Golf Resort has an 18-hole course spread over 6-5 Pair, 6 Par-4 and Par-6 3. Integrated in a unique natural environment, the field extends over a genuine Valley and the ...

Pézinhos n'Areia

Castro Marim

For nearly three decades, in this place there was only a small beach tent, with fruity drinks and ice cream, to refresh the thirsty bathers – now the restaurant little feet N ' Sand gives for more than 100 Diners ...

Museu do Azinhal

Castro Marim

The Azinhal Museum is placed at the Cultural Centre. Its main purpose is to present temporary and permanent exhibitions. It shows, through video, traditional practices, local characteristics as the bread and cheese cycles and agricultural activities.

Castro Marim Golf and Country Club

Castro Marim

The Castro Marim Golf and Country Club is perfectly integrated in the natural surroundings, with views to the mountain, the Atlantic Ocean and Guadiana River. It has 18 holes and stretches out for about 6000 square metres.

Jardim de Castro Marim

Castro Marim

Large, lawn space with shade and leisure areas, tables and benches and a playground.

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