Monte Gordo holidays 2021
Sitting just 3 kilometres from Portugal’s border with Spain, the ever popular beach resort of Monte Gordo is one of the many holidaymaking highlights found along the much-visited Algarve coastline. Given its close proximity to its (very near) neighbour, it won’t surprise many to learn that Monte Gordo offers a heady fusion of both Portuguese charm and Spanish vibrancy, while the climate from almost spanning the two sunshine states is nothing less than expected (i.e, hot, hot, hot!). flat, expansive beaches are also the accepted norm hereabouts (Monte Gordo is reputed to be the largest), while the inviting waters are warm to the feel and instantly hospitable. In fact, tourists will observe some of the warmest waters the Algarve has around Monte Gordo, helped by the proximity of the resort to the River Guadiana. In terms of convenience for visitors planning on making Monte Gordo their summer holiday 2021 choice, the resort is but a 2 hour transfer from the airport.
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Praia de Monte Gordo will be your prime spot for soft sands and cool waves
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Peace, quiet, rest and relaxation - perfect! Just what you can expect in Monte Gordo
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Your guide to Monte Gordo holidays
The previously mentioned River Guadiana acts as a natural (yet unofficial) border betwixt the countries of Portugal and Spain in this part of the Algarve, and therefore among one of the most popular leisure pursuits to enjoy when taking a holiday in Monte Gordo is to take a river cruise. Because let’s face it, there are few things in life as leisurely as a cruise, full stop. And when you consider the scenery you float past, then peace and tranquillity are all but assured. Indeed, Monte Gordo is situated in close proximity to both the Sapal and Ria Formosa nature reserves (for those visitors with a preference to take a walk on the wild side), while fellow explorers might instead wish to get acquainted with local history by running the ramparts at Castro Matrim’s medieval castle. Which also affords the budding Indiana Jones the opportunity to take in what can only be described as far-reaching and stunning vistas across Spain, on account of the height at which it stands.
Aside from some of the best beaches in Europe, a spread of nature reserves and some impressive historical architecture, perhaps the Algarve represents something else to holidaymakers of an altogether different persuasion. And the merest mention of the word, ‘golf’ will probably serve as the biggest clue as to what we’re getting at. But of course, the staggering array of challenging and scenically-enhanced golf courses aren’t the only way for those choosing to holiday in and around Monte Gordo can keep relatively fit during their break, as elsewhere there’s amount of walking, hiking and cycling opportunities presenting themselves.
With mile upon mile of golden sand stretching out before you, the sun, sea and perhaps most important of all, sand-seeking visitor to Monte Gordo is spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches. From Vila Real de Santo António to Manta Rota and everything golden between, the beaches of (or at the very least, in immediate striking distance of) Monte Gordo are in abundance. However the beach located right in the midst of Monte Gordo takes some beating. Praia de Monte Gordo is an absolute joy to behold, and in the glare of the midday sun the sand is almost white in colour to the naked eye. Just for the record, it’s only the eyes which are naked. This beach is many things to many people/holidaymakers, yet a nudist one it most certainly isn’t! Plus, it’s soft and clean and there’s plenty of it to go round. What’s more, it’s easily accessible (the beach is at the same level as the palm tree-lined promenade at Monte Gordo) and there are plenty of amenities, including over 10 beach-serving bars and restaurants.
Meanwhile for those wanting to travel a little further from their comfort zone (but to even more relaxing hot spots) then Praia da Altura (Alagoa) and Praia da Lota aren’t too far distant, while Praia Verde is just further along from Praia de Monte Gorde. As probably the least developed of the beaches along this long eastern sand strip, this sandy reveal is ideal for anyone looking to escape the hordes, as is nearby Praia da Manta Rota and by an even more remote degree, Praia de Cacela Velha. Geographically an extension of Manta Rota, it forms a sand spit with a lagoon which separates it from the shore. Access is either by foot along the sand from Manta Rota or by boat from Sítio da Fábrica. And put it this way. If you crave absolute peace and quiet (and for all intents and purpose, your very own island, minus any bars, restaurants, sunbeds or probably, body else!) then this is just the ticket.
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Prices last checked at 20:00 27 January 2021