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just 3 km to the west of frontier town Vila Real de Santo
António, the once sleepy fishing village of Monte Gordo is
the last in a long line of popular beach resorts in the
Bright and cheerful, the town has developed considerably as
a holiday destination in recent years, catering for
Portuguese and foreign visitors alike.
Its fishing tradition lives on as wives in housecoats emerge
from newly-built houses to receive the best of the fresh
catch from local fishermen, who still ride bicycles through
the streets to deliver their orders.
What to see. Opened in July 1996, the town’s glittering
casino features a modern gaming room, more than 200 slot
machines and a nightly floorshow. Monte Gordo Bay boasts the
largest beach and warmest waters in the Algarve, thanks
largely to its Mediterranean climate and favoured
geographical location near the mouth of the River Guardiana.
with pines and lying open to the sea, its wide golden beach
– one of the finest along the southern coast of Portugal –
stretches as far as the eye can see.
Nearby. Running into the Atlantic 3.2 km (2 miles) to the
east of Monte Gordo, the River Guadiana has been a natural
frontier for more than 2,000 years, originally forming the
boundary between the Roman provinces of Lusitania (Portugal)
and Baetica (southern Spain). Regular river cruises offer
visitors a taste of the tranquillity to be found in this
part of Portugal.
A short drive north of Monte Gordo lies Castro Marim, the
first headquarters of the Military Order of Christ, heirs to
the Templars in Portugal. Looking across the Guadiana to
Spain, the sandstone walls of its medieval castle enclose
the ruins of an even older castle.
Please visit Portugal Golf for essential golfing information.
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- Nearby Locations
nearest town is Vila Real de Santo António that is located
to east and acts as the administrative centre for the area
and also houses a few good fish restaurants. To north is
Castro Marim with its magnificent views over the river
Guadiana and its medieval castles.
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