Landscape & Activities
The landscape of the eastern Algarve is perhaps the best kept secret in Portugal. Behind every corner you take on your journey, lies another surprise. Flat landscape alternating with hills, fig, orange, almond and other fruit trees, beautiful flowers and plants, picturesque villages that have not yet overrun by tourists, the beautiful protected Ria Formosa nature reserve, not to mention the many birds which reside in the area. The Algarve is an important stop for migratory birds. It includes, among others, beautiful storks, flamingos, waders, kingfisher, hoopoe and purple swamp hen.
Regular visitors of the quinta are the owl, the putter, swallow, bee-eater and hoopoe. The area is therefore very popular with birdwatchers, but also guests that enjoy nature, hiking, the beach, golf and cycling will appreciate this beautiful area for sure!
In the Algarve you will find excellent golf courses, beautiful scenic hiking trails and a lot of water activities like kitesurfing, suppen(yoga) and kajaking
or you could even go mountain climbing.
The charming villages of Olhão and Fuseta are about 10 minutes away from the quinta. Enjoy the bars, restaurants, fishing harbors and the local markets. Or travel by boat to the most beautiful white sand beaches, the islands or enjoy various other boat excursions. Ferry services from Olhão and Fuseta sail daily to the island Ilha de Culatra, Armona Island and Farol Island.
In short, thanks to our central location there is plenty of choice to go out and explore the eastern Algarve and get a "taste" of the Portuguese life with the good wines, cheeses, seafood dishes (cataplanas) and the chicken piri-piri. And don't forget to stop at a “pastelaria” for the famous “Pasteis de nata” or many other delicious pastries.
And there's so much more! For example, visit Faro, Cacela Velha, Cabanas de Tavira,
Santa Luzia, Lisbon or Spain, .... Plenty to do :-)
We look forward to telling you all about it.
The Ria Formosa Natural Park is one of the most amazing places of the Algarve.In the eastern part of the Algarve is a 60 km long belt of islands and peninsulas followed by a lagoon. By bike, on foot or by boat you will discover all the secrets of Ria Formosa Natural Park. The salt beds, sandy islands, salt marshes and swamps combined with the large number of pecial birds make this a unique nature reserve.
Enjoy the typical Portuguese atmosphere.
Walk through the village with its many cafes and restaurants to the harbor so typically full of fishing boats.
Did you know that the largest colony of seahorses in Europe can be found in the waters surround Fuseta?
The largest fishing port in the Algarve.
A must see is the covered market on the waterfront - one with vegetables and fruit, another filled with fresh fish directly from the fishing boat- surrounded by terraces and good restaurants.
Every Saturday until 13:00, just outside the market hall, there is a traditional market where farmers offer their vegetables, fruits, local handmade products and flowers. To get a good impression of Olhão..
PASSEIOS RIA FORMOSA
Boattrips and activities in the Algarve.
Several activities to enjoy with your family like: sport fishing, boat tours, seahorses watching and lots more!
Private cruises sailing www.bluediamondsailing.com