The Ria Formosa Natural Park extends over more than 18,400 hectares with 60 kilometers of extension and has been considered one of the most beautiful parks in the Algarve.
This park is formed by a dune line parallel to the coast with five sandy islands (Barreta, Culatra, Armona, Tavira and Cabanas). This cord is not linearly delimited since next to it the salinas are cut.
This is considered a wetland with importance and international relevance since it is a habitat of waterfowl and is thus a protected reserve as well as a special protection zone within several denominations.
In the islands formed by the natural park of Ria Formosa you will find numerous beautiful beaches with salt or fresh water with a paradisiacal view, such as the beach of Cacela Velha or the Island of Tavira.
In this park you will be able to observe more than 600 species of plants, 300 species of molluscs, 80 species of fish, 15 species of reptiles, 200 species of birds, 20 species of mammals, 8 species of arachnids being the most emblematic species of this park the Galinha Sultana and the chameleon.