Parque Natural da Ria Formosa

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.


8900-030,Vila Real de Santo António


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Foz do Rio Guadiana

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Ria Formosa

Located in the Algarve Leeward area, it covers the Municipalities of Loulé, Faro, Olhão, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António. The Park is a lagoon system loc…

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