Stork – birdlife in Ria Formosa
There’s no better feeling than completing a long hike; you’ve been outside in nature, got some exercise and usually have a pretty great view to enjoy somewhere along the way!  Ria Formosa is well known for its hiking trails and walking paths, whether you’re looking for a high-octane paced trek or a chilled stroll. When...
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Sunset Boat Trip: an Eco-friendly Tour of Ria Formosa
Start Planning Things to do in Faro, Portugal Did you know that Portugal is known for being one of the sunniest places in Europe? It boasts, on average, an incredible 300 days of sun per year! So, when you visit our little slice of paradise, plan for many outdoor activities to enjoy the best of...
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Breathtaking landscapes, exotic flora and fauna, and awe-inspiring natural biodiversity make Ria Formosa Natural Park one of Algarve’s best-kept secrets.  A constellation of salt marshes, sand dunes, islets, agricultural fields, ponds, and tidal flats, Ria Formosa is a treasure trove of rare habitats and natural life. Tucked in Portugal’s southern coast, close to the city...
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Thymus lotocephalus in Ria Formosa, Faro - Algarve
Ria Formosa Natural Park is an area of incredible biodiversity, making it a spot of international natural importance. Often touted as one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal, this precious ecosystem delights visitors from around the world. The entire team here at Lands knows that the Ria Formosa is a wonderful place to explore,...
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Ria Formosa offers great costal walks in the Algarve
  Faro is an historic treasure often overlooked by those visiting the Algarve. But to pass it by would be a mistake. Few places have as much cultural and natural beauty to offer side by side. And of all the jewels of Faro, the natural park of Ria Formosa is perhaps the most sparkling.  Here...
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Ria Formosa lagoon in the Algarve
Are you ready to experience one of the best bird-watching areas in Europe? Join the Lands team to learn more about the incredible birdlife found in The Algarve. This beautiful area stretches along the southern coast of Portugal, so it’s a reasonably large area, with a rich array of different roosting opportunities and bird habitats....
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Solar Boats in Ria Formosa islands - Faro Algarve
Ria Formosa is a stunning natural wetland of international importance, and it’s a true wonder to behold. Made up of a large network of barrier islands and inlets that are formed from ever-shifting sandbanks, the area is a maze of canals, islands and marshes, and home to a wealth of fauna. Such a unique ecosystem...
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An Eco-friendly Way to Adventure in the Algarve As we discussed recently on our blog about how we practice eco-friendly, sustainable tourism in the Algarve, we are committed to sustainable tourism — in fact, it is integral to who we are as a tour operator. While the previous blog discussed our eco-boats, we’d like to...
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Here at Lands, we go to great lengths to ensure our boat tours are sustainable with the lowest possible carbon footprint. If you care about travelling sustainably and want to visit Algarve’s beautiful Ria Formosa, keep reading to learn about our conservation efforts to protect this natural treasure and its wider environment.  Lands has always...
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White Storks around Faro, Algarve. Common sightings on our birdwatching tours of Ria Formosa.
Chosen by the Portuguese people as one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal, the Ria Formosa has had a protected status as a Natural Park since 1987 and is a must-see on any nature lover’s bucket list. Ria Formosa’s bird-watching season kicks off in autumn when migration begins. At Lands, we love sharing this beautiful...
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