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Natural Resources in Lagoa

Parque Municipal do Sítio das Fontes

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Parque Municipal do Sítio das Fontes
8400, Estômbar

Lagoa

A place of rare beauty along the left bank of the Arade river. The park occupies 18 hectares, with several environments: the "sapal", the bog, the woods, a lagoon, farmlands and water courses. Nearby there are vestiges of human activities, namely two watermills. There is a reception building, the guard's house, wc, an outdoors amphitheatre, a picnic area, a fitness circuit and a quay that were recovered together with the mills.

Grutas de Ibne-Ammar

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Grutas de Ibne-Ammar
8400, Mexilhoeira da Carregação

Lagoa

This set of two caves is located on the left bank of the Arade river estuary. The biggest of them is 100 metres long and the smallest only a few tens of metres. It is a place where archaeological vestiges of the copper and bronze ages have been found. The largest cave is visited by many tourists. It has large, tall rooms, up to six metres, and a shallow lake.

Foz do Rio Arade

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Foz do Rio Arade
8400, Lagoa

Lagoa

The Arade river ends with the Rocha Beach in the background and the parishes of Portimão and Lagoa (in the lovely Ferragudo parish) by its banks. The piers, on each bank, lend a special colour to the rather calm river and to the fishing boats.