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Monte Gordo, International Tourist Centre In Algarve

Jun 14, 2008
Monte Gordo is about three kilometres from the council to which belongs, Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Because of its potentialities, today, Monte Gordo is an international tourist centre.

The place was an old town of fishermen and with the presence of the sea, Monte Gordo was pioneering in the tourist exploration in Algarve, with the construction of one of the first hotels of the area in the sixties.

With a beach of great dimensions and an inviting sand dune, besides its soft climate and of several walking areas, in Portuguese sidewalk style, Monte Gordo is one of the main tourist destinies of Algarve.

One of the most beautiful areas of the Algarve is Monte Gordos beach that has paradisiacal scenery. In 1960, the first foreign tourists came for the calm of Monte Gordos waters. Besides having one of the hottest and calm waters of Algarve, the Monte Gordos beach is one of the better equipped of the whole area. In the place the access to the deficient ones is facilitated.

Monte Gordos coast is searched by everybody for the practice of nautical sports, as canoeing, dive, windsurf, sailing, besides volleyball and soccer.

In Monte Gordo the visitors can enjoy other activities besides the beach, like passing some hours of leisure in the most famous Casinos of Portugal.
Monte Gordos Casino appeared in 1934, substituting the Peninsular Casino. The actual infrastructure was remodelled by several times.

One of the noble points of the town is the Infant D. Henrique Avenue, known as Walking Area. The place is characterized by being a marginal avenue prohibited to the traffic automobile. There you may have calm walks and rare beauty views in front of the sea.

Monte Gordo is also a place of good gastronomy. In the town you can meet a great number of bars and restaurants, where you can taste the best of the traditional culinary of the area. The gastronomy of Algarve is rich in fish and shellfishes. The Restaurant Marisqueira Monte Gordo is the favourite one for the tourists.

The religiosity also is present in Monte Gordos society. It is proved by the majestic procession of Nossa Senhora das Dores that takes place on second Sunday of September. The event is accompanied by boats of fishermen, adorned, along the whole bay.

The town still keeps the Church of Nossa Senhora das Dores, a Temple as old as Monte Gordos population.

Monte Gordo is one of the well known places in Eastern Algarve and you will certainly enjoy your stay in that area. Visit it soon!
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