Monte Gordo – Algarve

Monte Gordo – Algarve



Transfer Time – 75 minutes


Best for – Those wanting a relaxing holiday, perfect for exploring the surrounding regions. Also popular with disabled passengers and the area is all flat and has access to the beach and town centre very easily.



Monte Gordo was once a tiny fishing village with only a few inhabitants, and in a few years the village is now a popular holiday destination.  With hotels and apartments going up rapidly, however all sympathise with the beautiful surroundings and the village still retains all of its charm and character.  Only 5 kilometres from the borders of Spain, makes a great base if exploring is what you enjoy. 


Monte Gordo is situated on a wonderful beach, extremely popular for families with young children, the waters a shallow and safe to play in and the water so clear, you can see all the way to the seabed.  Snorkelling and diving are popular here for the same reasons.  The beach is huge, miles upon miles of sand, kite surfers and water sports enthusiasts love the beach and all it has to offer too.  The beach is backed by plenty of cafes, bars and taverns for a cool drink or a spot of lunch.


Evenings in Montegordo are varied depending on your choice.  There is an excellent selection of family orientated bars and cafes, many offering evening entertainment and activities, and there are also many livelier bars and even a casino.  Eating out is wonderful, fresh fish caught that day, local meats and produce, all kinds of food from Mexican to Chinese, from Italian to Indian.  There’s a beautiful marina/port, just perfect for sitting and watching the world go by.  Night times are often spent wandering around the many souvenir shops and boutiques which always stay open till late.  Faro is a popular place if you want to pick up a bargain, or be sure to try one of the many local markets, and don’t forget to haggle.


Montegordo is well placed for exploring this wonderful coastline and inland too.  Take a jeep safari or a boat trip and see the Algarve’s hidden treasures. Bikes are a great way of getting around too, and the surrounding area is pretty flat and extremely beautiful.  Families love the local water parks, with lots of slides and chutes and water based fun, a great way to spend a day in the sunshine.  Portugal is famous for its Zoo marine, a charming preservation centre for all local marine life and kids of all ages love the dolphin shows, the sharks and the sea lions.  It’s just fantastic!! Historical buffs have plenty to see and learn, with pilgrim sites and historical ruins and museums,   so much to see, so little time

Joanna Baker

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23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed), 8 years with Low Cost Sunshine

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