If you’re looking for expansive sandy beaches, a plethora of water sports and convivial restaurants serving up local seafood, this popular coastal town on the Algarve’s south coast is for you. Monte Gordo holidays are perfect for families. Hanging out at the town’s pristine Blue Flag beach with its low tide and calm waters is a fantastic way to spend the day.
It’s vast enough that you’re sure to locate a suitable spot to relax with ease, have room to play beach-based games or venture into the water to go canoeing or stand-up paddle boarding. The town itself is filled with decent shops, cafés, restaurants and bars, as is the beachfront.
On holidays to Monte Gordo be sure to take a stroll along the palm-tree-lined promenade and the boardwalk in the afternoon, so that you can grab a seat at one the seafront bars at sunset.
Cycle the promenade
Monte Gordo is more or less flat, so hiring bikes can be a really interesting and exhilarating way of exploring the town and the surrounding area.
See some nature
Discover the scenic Mata Nacional das Dunas de Vila Real de Santo António – a verdant pine forest that’s the largest in the Algarve and is ideal for hiking and cycling.
Enjoy the beach
Sink your toes into the fine golden sands at Praia de Monte Gordo and you’ll find it hard to leave. There are sunloungers and umbrellas available to hire, and restaurants and bars close by.