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

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 other side, as background scenery. The grounds are fertile in original flora (limelight to the halophytic species) and, specially, in an exotic fauna (avifauna, fishes, crustacean, molluscs, amphibian and reptiles). More than an natural area, Castro Marim is also an important archaeological area.

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Monte Francisco
8950-205,Castro Marim

    Characteristics


  • Easy external parking
  • Protected areas

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

Barragem de Odeleite


Located in Odeleite, Castro Marim, this dam was built in Ribeira de Odeleite, which is born in Serra do Caldeirão. As a curiosity, aerial photography shows the…

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