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“Perfect Afternoon”

Parque Natural do Vale do Guadiana
Ranked #4 of 23 things to do in Mertola
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you go to Alcoutim or Pomarão, you could have several boat trips by the river... very cheap prices and the most beautiful landscapes. The restaurants in Alcoutim are very good and have the most delicious traditional dishes.

1  Thank anaguida78
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

The tourist office in Mertola has walk leaflets for free. Walks range from 2 to 10 miles and are well signposted However, you will need a car to reach them (apart from one which starts in Mertola).. Wildlife is easy to se especially in Spring.

4  Thank Alison G
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

In the spring lots of fields with pretty flowers in the summer dried out fields in the winter a lot of greenery, I wasn't even sure I was in the area until I looked at a map

1  Thank gwenllian49
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

My wife and I stumbled across this beautiful old town and castle while on a day trip. The castle originated in roman times and was eventually developed by the Moors before returning to Portuguese rule. What is amasing is that you can stand on top of the castle and immediately understand why it was built there. It defends the strategic river access at the top of this tidal point. No-where else in the world would you be able to roam freely (at no cost) over such a historic monument. and the castle is well preserved also when you consider how long it has been standing. The old town remains undisturbed by most of the modern world and you can relax at a pace suitable to the heat of the day.

9  Thank Mark A
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Attractive upper moorland with terrain varying as it went down to the Guadiana. Which is the border with Spain in that part. Few little villages, some offering food and drink.
Interesting wildlife.

2  Thank FandRD
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