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Castro Marim is a town in the Algarve.

UnderstandEdit

Castro Marim is a very old town, founded before the Roman Empire, that is surrounded by hand-harvested sea salt - 'salinas' - and a Natural Park protected by 1982's Ramsar Convention. Its castle belonged to the Templary organization until 1356. Now there are incredible medieval style parties in the last week of August and local festivals in September.

Get inEdit

By carEdit

Drive to/from Faro or any other place in the Algarve.

By planeEdit

The nearest large airport (Portugal's second-busiest) is at Faro (FAO IATA). There are train and bus connections to Castro Marim.

Get aroundEdit

SeeEdit

  • Alturas Beach.
  • Guadiana River.
  • Monte Gordo Beach.
  • Praia Verde Beach.

DoEdit

BuyEdit

EatEdit

  • Vila Real de Santo António do CUCA (Near Praça Marquês de Pombal).

DrinkEdit

SleepEdit

  • Quinta da Fornalha. A very nice country cottage, in a ecological farmhouse of local people that can show you around. They have 3 cottages with 2 rooms each, very nice furnished, warm, with kitchen and modern style. Each night is very cheap, about €80 for each whole house where can sleep from 4 to 6 persons. You can visit the animals of the farm like milk cows, Lusitan horses or Portuguese donkeys. Also you can learn to do yogurt or to produce 'CAL' a natural traditional white pigment from calcario rocks that is used in all Mediterranean houses and that makes the white houses style.

Go nextEdit

Routes through Castro Marim
LisbonFaroTavira  W   E    continues as    Isla CristinaHuelvaSeville



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