When visiting the salt pans of Castro Marim, you will meet Jorge, a really amazing and authentic host. He not only tells you everything about the Flor de Sal production and let you harvest the salt by yourself, but also invites you for a salt tasting with typical local products.
Visit an oyster farm on the breathtaking beautiful island of Culatra. Transfer is by boat taxie from Olhao directly to the oyster farm. You will be welcomed personally by the president of the island Silvia, and you will learn a lot about the island life, the locals, and of course, about oysters.
An easy morning or afternoon hike… Just walk out of Vila Real de Santo António and find yourself in th middle of the beautiful Nature Reserve “Reserva Natural do Sapal de Castro Marim e Vila Real do San Antonio”.
A Natural Park since 1987, the Ria Formosa is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. A stunningly complex lagoon system with a huge diversity of fauna and flora, it is in a permanent state of flux due to the influence of the winds, currents and tides.
A natural, outdoor, mineral-rich water spa works as a new therapy centre in the salt ponds of Castro Marim. Our Portuguese “dead sea” is a must, combining traditional salt production with an innovative open air spa.