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Parque Natural da Ria Formosa

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8900-030, Vila Real de Santo António

Vila Real de Santo António

This Natural Park is characterised by the existence of a cordon of dunes and beaches that protects a lagoon area, whose average depth is 2 metres. Part of this is permanently submerged, while another part emerges during low tide. The surface of the Park extends from the Ancão Beach to Manta Rota and includes wide variety of habitats, including barrier islands, salt marshes, sand bars and vasa, dunes, salt marshes, freshwater and brackish ponds, waterways, forests and agricultural areas, which refers to a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais

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Largo Fernando Formigal de Morais
2710-564, Sintra


With a surface of 14,583 hectares, the Natural Park extends from the northern boundary of the municipality of Sintra, near the mouth of the river Hawk, to the Citadel of Cascais, forming part of the metropolitan area of Lisbon. Encompasses areas of great sensitivity for its floristic and landscape, geomorphologic characteristics, and part of the area is part of the list of World Heritage Sites in the category of Cultural landscape. Among other points of interest include the coastal lapiás (mouth of hell), the Palácio da Vila de Sintra, the footprints of dinosaurs in Praia Grande, caster Peninha, the Moorish …

Reserva Natural do Sítio da Rocha do Navio

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Sítio da Parlatório
9230-105, Santana


Integral natural reserve of the Natural Park of Madeira, with a total area of 1710 hectares and a total length of 6259 meters. Is exclusively marine, which also covers the seabed until 100 meters and the islanders from the rock of the vines and the widow, or Rocha do Navio. This protected area was created in 1997 by the will of the local population, in order to protect fisheries and marine resources against overfishing, often using explosives. Their natural wealth, cultural and scientific, botanical heritage, with several species of endemic flora on the cliffs, among other protected natural habitats and …

Canhão da Nazaré

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2450-065, Nazaré


The submarine Valley known as Cannon or Cana da Nazaré is the largest in Europe and one of the largest in the world. Cutting the continental shelf with a direction of EW, sensibly, extends for more than 170 km in length and reaches a depth of more than 5000 meters in the abyssal plain where this Cannon empties. This spectacular geomorphological, tectonic origin accident related to the failure of Nazareth-Pombal, begins to set around 500 yards from the shore. This underwater Canyon causes large changes in the coastal sedimentary transit level, since this is an authentic Valley sinkhole for sediments …

Reserva Natural do Morro de Castelo Branco

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Morro de Castelo Branco
9900-329, Horta


This hill of cylindrical shape originated in a volcanic eruption that occurred more than thirty thousand years. Is classified as a nature reserve for being breeding grounds for seabirds, such as phlegm.

Zona de Protecção Especial da Costa Nordeste

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ER 1-2
9970, Santa Cruz das Flores

Santa Cruz das Flores

Area of great natural beauty, a small green paradise. Its fauna and flora deserve a watchful eye, as well as the numerous islets and tips that surround it.

Baía da Alagoa

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ER 1-2
9970-031, Santa Cruz das Flores

Santa Cruz das Flores

Serene Bay waters, teeming with islets and shoals. A little haven of tranquility and serenity.

Paisagem Protegida do Lajido de Santa Luzia

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9940-108, Madalena

São Roque do Pico

The vineyard culture Landscape of the Pico Island is composed of the Lajido of creation by the old Lajido of Santa Luzia, occupying a total of 154 hectares. These places are excellent representations of traditional architecture, landscape design and natural elements, located on extensive lava fields. Since 2004 the vineyard culture landscape of the Pico Island is classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

Piscina Natural da Pontinha do Topo

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Ponta do Topo
9875, Topo

Calheta de São Jorge

Natural pools of great beauty, resulting from volcanic rocks.

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