Monte Gordo: What to do

There are lots of things to do in eastern Algarve’s Monte Gordo; relax on the lovely Monte Gordo beach with sands that stretch forever and water which is often a little warmer at this end of the Algarve; hire a bike and enjoy a cycle ride; take a boat trip on the Guadiana river or a jeep safari to the Nature Reserve and Barragem; try some watersports; have a round or two of golf at one of the nearby golf courses; take in a show at Monte Gordo casino – there really is something to do for everyone.

Leisure activities in the Monte Gordo area

Casino MontegordoCasino Montegordo:
A daily show, dinner and dancing and maybe try your luck!

Monte Gordo and the surrounding area are ideal for walking and cycling and there are several places that do cycle hire.

Take a boat trip along the Guadiana river (between Portugal and Spain): ‘Transguadiana’ run river trips and jeep safaris,  281 512 997

Jeep Safaris through Castro Marim Nature Reserve and to Zonazul beach (Barragem do Beliche): By Flamingo Jeep Safaris,  919 668 355

Golf: ‘Quinta da Cima’, ‘Quinta da Ria’, ‘Castro Marim’ and ‘Benamor’ are the closest courses.

Municipal swimming pool in Vila Real de Santo António
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 9h00 to 13h00 and 15h00 to 21h00
Saturday 9h00 to 13h00 and 15h00 to 19h00.

Churches in the Monte Gordo area

Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Dores in Monte Gordo

Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Encarnação in Vila Real de Santo António

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Assunção in the village of Cacela Velha

Galleries and Museums in the Monte Gordo area

Centro Cultural António Aleixo in Rua Teófilo Braga, Vila Real de Santo António.
Opening hours:
10.00h to 13.00h and 15.00h to 19.00h,(closed Saturdays and Sundays)
During July and August the opening hours are:
16.00h to midnight. At weekends from 20.00h to midnight.

Centro de Artes e Ofícios in Manta Rota:
Open in July and August from 6 pm to midnight.

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