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Ria Formosa Natural Park

Do you want to connect with nature during your holidays in Tavira?


Then you absolutely must visit the Ria Formosa Natural Park.


Being the most important wetland in southern Portugal, the Ria Formosa is home to a variety of species that you can get up close with while visiting. Among them are bird species such as the purple swamphen, little egret, white stork, spoonbill, and purple heron.


Many fish species also call the Ria Formosa their home, with 65 fish species identified in the Natural Park, including gilthead bream, common bream, sea bass, flounder, and European eel.


In addition to the various species, the Ria Formosa offers the opportunity to experience a wide range of habitats, including barrier islands, salt marshes, sand banks, dunes, salt pans, freshwater and brackish lagoons, watercourses, woodlands, and agricultural areas.


So, take advantage of your stay in Tavira and the proximity of the AP Maria Nova Lounge hotel to the Ria Formosa Natural Park to immerse yourself in nature and explore various species and habitats.