Map biking track Tavira - Rio Guadiana
Sand Algarve: Vila Real d.S.A.
Vila Real de Santo António is the most eastern city of the Algarve, situated on the banks of the Guadiana river, the border to Spain. The so called "Sand Algarve" starts at the estuary mouth of the river, watering here into the Bay of Cadiz. On the left side you can see Monte Gordo, one of the most popular tourist centres in this area.
Vila Real de Santo António
The town of Vila Real de Santo António is located on the border of the Algarve to Spain, only a few miles from the estuary mouth of the Guadiana river. This areal view depicts the geometric structure of the town, that has been completely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755.
Castro Marim: Castle
The castle of Castro Marim has been erected in the 13. Century during the reign of king D. Afonso III to protect the harbour on the mouth of the Guadiana river. In 1920 it has been classified as National Monument.
Sapal de Castro Marim
View to the bridge "Ponte Internacional do Guadiana" over the river Guadiana, connecting the Algarve with Andalusia in Spain
Sapal de Castro Marim: Fauna
A natural habitat for a huge number of animal species, the Sapal de Castro Marim reserve is home to thousands of aquatic birds that come in search of its excellent nesting conditions or to use the area as grounds for seeing out the winter