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Explore the Enchanting Town of Monte Gordo – Your Endless Holiday

Explore the Enchanting Town of Monte Gordo

Lying just three kilometres to the west of Vila Real de Santo António, the town of Monte Gordo, once a sleepy fishing village, is a popular beach resort in Portugal’s Eastern Algarve. Cheerful and bright, the village has become a favourite holiday destination over the past several years for both foreign and Portuguese visitors.

Beautiful Monte Gordo Beach

Beautiful Monte Gordo Beach

Monte Gordo is a spacious town that is well laid out and features wide streets and attractive, well-maintained establishments. The high-rise apartment blocks and hotels are characteristic of the local landscape, but they add to rather than detract from the overall scenery. This area of the Algarve is perfect for visitors who are not only seeking an enjoyable holiday, but who are also looking for a way to get to know the Portuguese culture.

Beach Areas

Monte Gordo’s beachfront is peppered with outdoor bars, kiosks, cafes and restaurants. Therefore, those who would like to enjoy a tasty snack or refreshing cocktail will find there are many establishments from which to choose.  Families will be happy to know that the beach at Monte Gordo is ideal for young children. It is wide and flat, and therefore one of the safest beaches in the Algarve. In addition, the water is quite warm, making it an optimum choice for swimming enthusiasts.

Diversified Activities

Those who enjoy having a wide selection of activities and attractions from which to choose will be pleased with what they find in Monte Gordo and the surrounding area. In addition to day trips or excursions to nearby towns and villages such as Fatima, Sevill and Lisbon, one can also choose from a vast array of activities located within Monte Gordo.

Stunning Portuguese Church Architecture

Stunning Portuguese Church Architecture

Those who opt for the latter may wish to consider a trip to the local casinos for some gaming action. Opened in 1996, the colorful and exciting complex is the perfect choice for those who feel that luck is on their side. For a calmer experience, a day spent exploring the various sections of Monte Gordo is an ideal choice. Visitors can discover the town on foot or rent a bicycle from one of the many rental shops that are scattered throughout the area.

Regardless of one’s age or the country from which he or she has arrived, no one should miss a trip to the tiny neighborhood of Cacela Velha. Situated just west of Monte Gordo, the village is comprised of a church, a fort and a small collection of whitewashed cottages. The views are absolutely stunning and many first-time visitors are captivated with the panoramic scenery of this delightful area. Monte Gordo’s town centre is also an enjoyable part of the town in which to spend time. There are numerous cafes that offer outdoor seating and many of the area’s golf courses are only a short walk from the square.

Excursions and Day Trips

There is also a vast array of excursions and day trips for those who want to get out and about. For example, sightseeing trips such as the Historical Algarve tour are a great choice for those who want to see all the best landmarks and attractions in the Algarve. Visitors who enjoy water sports will also find a day trip to the Zoomarine in Albufeira appealing. One of the Algarve’s most popular theme parks, the establishment features an amusement park, zoo and marine centre. In addition, those who enjoy shopping will not want to miss a trip to the area’s various markets such as the Quarteira and Loule markets.

Colourful Monte Gordo Home Front

Colourful Monte Gordo Home Front

One can also indulge in a fun and interesting excursion to Fatima, Lisbon or Sevill to experience real Portuguese culture. Such trips are focused on giving tourists a taste of authentic life in this intriguing area of the world. During such excursions visitors are able to experience genuine Algarve culture and feel as if they are part of the area. Beginning with dinner, consisting of typical Algarve food, and continuing through the evening, visitors will enjoy the music and folklore in which residents indulge and become immersed in the local environment. In this way, holiday makers can enjoy taking a real-life glimpse into another culture.

Regardless of the activities or attractions one chooses, a visit to this beautiful and unique area of the world is sure to be a pleasant and memorable experience. For guests’ convenience, the aforementioned excursions can be booked today on our website.