The Algarve is well-known as a destination of great interest to wildlife enthusiasts, where countless species of birds, animals and native plants can be observed all year.
Birdwatching in and around Vale do Lobo can be immensely rewarding thanks to the broad diversity of species attracted to the neighbouring Ria Formosa nature reserve.
Recently elected as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal, Ria Formosa Natural Park is a protected wildlife area not to be missed during your time in Vale do Lobo.
The breathtaking natural phenomenon, running for 60km from Quinta do Lago / Faro to the borders with Spain, is a labyrinth of canals, islands, swamps and sandbanks.
The diverse landscapes provide a natural haven, abundant with flora and fauna, including many migratory bird species.