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DISCOVERING AND LIVING NATURE IN PORTUGAL.

 

Portugal gathers a series of different nature landscapes that taint every stroll you make with the pleasure of a new discovery. Wide plain, mountain and valleys, rivers and its weirs, dams and reservoirs with refreshing river beaches, one of kind fauna and flora are attributes that make the difference in this territory where life flows slowly under an incredible and unique light. It results from a mix of the landscape greens with the sky and water blues and the yellow light of the sun, that shines almost all year, many hours per day. Relish all of them enjoying our suggestion to immerse in nature with open air activities. But remember that amidst nature the best and most delicious meal is always a local Genial Picnic.

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VISITING LAGOA (ALGARVE)

Northern and eastern boundaries of Lagoa are the municipality of Silves, the western one, Portimão, and the southern, the Atlantic Ocean. Around this village there are more activities to enjoy besides lying in the sun. Following the mountain or sea trails is a good alternative but take always with you your Lagoa Genial Picnic backpack, […]

MARINHA BEACH

LAGOA (CARAMUJEIRA). There is a reason why Marinha Beach has been awarded with a Golden Flag and classified as one of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world. Here, nature has left its beautiful traces in these cliffs and awarded this beach an amazing greenish-blue sea. But don’t think this beach only has colourful and shaped […]

ALGAR SECO

LAGOA (CARVOEIRO). A true ex-libris of Lagoa, Algar Seco is a natural amphitheatre stage of an almost wild scenery and one of the most pleasant of all the coast of Algarve. The sea erosion shapes the lime stones into graceful shapes. If you walk down the steps, you can enjoy of close some of the caves and […]

ESTÔMBAR SPRINGS

LAGOA (ESTÔMBAR). Sítio das Fontes is a unique natural place, due to the diversity of interesting aspects representing the Mediterranean landscape – the salt marsh, the mire, the shrubland, a temporary small lagoon, abandoned agricultural areas and many plans and water lines. The countless springs that give name to this place have origin in the biggest […]

VISITING PONTA DO ALTAR LIGHTHOUSE

LAGOA (FERRAGUDO). Lighthouses have been used since ancient times to help navigation. The Farol da Ponta do Altar (Ponta do Altar Lighthouse) was built in 1893, on a promontory used since prehistory for pagan rituals, and its construction was not very expensive. From the red cylindrical lantern of its prismatic tower of 10 m high and 2.7 […]

WALK TO ALFANZINA LIGHTHOUSE

LAGOA (CARVOEIRO). The Farol de Alfanzina (Lighthouse of Alfanzina), in Algarve, was projected in 1883 but was only built in 1919. This lighthouse is according to the parameters of the engineering schools of the 19th century, where the rational spirit was predominant, as it happens in other lighthouses of the time, like the one in Ribeirinha in […]

BENAGIL BEACH

LAGOA (ALGARVE). Benagil Beach, once dominated by the seafarers, is now a summer destination due to its crystal and calm waters. The wooden boats continue to colour the water landscape and to welcome the visitors. This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful beaches amongst the 40 existing in the council. Like Algar […]

A WALK TO TORRE DA LAPA

LAGOA (FRRAGUDO). The Torre da Lapa (Lapa Tower or the Marinha Tower) is a surveillance coastal structure, probably built in the 17th century, as it already existed in 1693, according to the records of the time in Tombo of the Main Church of Lagoa. It was part of a defensive and surveillance set along the Algarve’s coast […]

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