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Monte Gordo Holidays

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Relax and unwind in Monte Gordo

Monte Gordo sits on Portugal's Algarve coastline and is a bustling beach resort just three kilometres from Spain's border. A holiday in Monte Gordo offers a great blend of Portuguese charm with a Spanish twist.

With its Mediterranean climate and proximity to the River Guadiana, you'll find the warmest waters and largest beach in the Algarve on your holiday to Monte Gordo. It has flat wide beaches and is a popular choice for those on holidays to the Algarve.

Monte Gordo is less than a two-hour transfer from the airport, and with such fantastic deals to choose from with you can be enjoying a fantastic holiday in no time at all.


The River Guadiana forms a natural border between Portugal and Spain, and you can take a river cruise through this peaceful region on your holiday in the Algarve. Monte Gordo is close to the Sapal and Ria Formosa nature reserves, and a short drive from the medieval castle at Castro Matrim with its fabulous views across Spain. This area of the Algarve is dotted with golf courses, and great for walking, cycling and biking. Closer to home, if you fancy a flutter on you holiday, Monte Gordo's casino is a fun place to spend an evening.

Just a ten minute drive from Monte Gordo, you'll discover Altura, a charming resort tucked away from it all. The coastline is simply beautiful and while made for relaxing days in the sun, there's still a great choice of restaurants and shops to explore.

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Monte Gordo is less than a two-hour transfer from the airport, and with such fantastic deals to choose from with you can be enjoying the sun and sea in no time at all.

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Monte Gordo Couples

Perfect for Couples

Monte Gordo is the ideal base for couples looking for a perfect mix of relaxation and excitement.

As well as the main beach there are a handful of other sandy beaches worth exploring such as Praia de Manta Rota and the blissfully undeveloped Praia de Cacela Velha. The town itself is large and lively with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants for couples to discover.


Couples will never be bored as the town is large and well worth exploring. Take a stroll along the promenade, pick a beach bar and relax with a cocktail, or for something more energetic have a go at one of the many water sports on offer.

Cycling is an ideal way of exploring the surrounding countryside due to the terrain being nice and flat. Get back to nature and see what wildlife you can spot in the local nature reserve.


The nightlife in Monte Gordo is perfect for couples wanting to chill out over a meal with a glass of wine. There are plenty of good restaurants in the town serving everything from fresh fish and seafood to local Portuguese fare and even Indian cuisine.

There are numerous bars and nightclubs along the seafront promenade and the main avenue, and if you're feeling lucky then head to the town's casino.


The Yellow Praia Monte Gordo has a fantastic location just a short stroll away from a beautiful stretch of sandy beach.

The large 4-star hotel has a whole host of facilities and amenities that couples can enjoy including not one but three outdoor swimming pools, two restaurants, a lounge and a pool bar, a casino and a sauna.

Monte Gordo Family

Fun Beach Holidays

Monte Gordo lies on the eastern coast of the Algarve and is a bustling resort just 3 kilometres along the coast from Spain.

With a wide, safe beach and a palm-tree, lined promenade dotted with restaurants, this is a great base for a family holiday. The large town has a spacious centre with cobbled pedestrian areas where there are plenty of shops and places to eat, drink and relax.

Things to Do in Monte Gordo

Take a boat trip along the Guadiana, the river that lies between Portugal and Spain, and soak up not only the sunshine but the beautiful surroundings. Join a Jeep safari and head into the Castro Marim Nature Reserve and along the coast to Zonazul Beach.

There are plenty of golf courses for enthusiasts and beginners alike within driving distance of Monte Gordo, or simply spend the day soaking up the sun on one of the sandy beaches along this eastern Algarve coast.


The resort's own beach of Praia de Monte Gordo is a fine sandy beach and is easily accessible as it has flatter terrain then elsewhere in the Algarve with sand dunes rather than cliffs ensuring it is family friendly.

The proximity to Spain and the Mediterranean also means that the water is a lot warmer than it is further west, ideal for kids to splash about in. Further along the coast is the undeveloped and beautiful Praia Verde Beach and the exciting Praia de Manta Rota.


The 3-star, family-friendly Casablanca Inn is only three minutes away on foot from the beach, restaurants and shops.

Inspired by Morocco, the hotel is richly decorated in warm colours and has an exotic feel about it. It's a fun place to stay, with a large outdoor swimming pool, a relaxing lounge bar and a restaurant with pool views.

Monte Gordo Highlights

Best Beach

Praia de Manta Rota is a superb sandy beach that stretches for 10 kilometres from the village of Manta Rota.

Backed by sand dunes and reached by wooden walkways the beach is easily accessible and although quieter than the main Monte Gordo beach there are still plenty of restaurants, cafés and beach bars for when you want to take a break from sunbathing.

Top Attraction

The Transguadiana River Cruise involves a relaxing day on a boat cruising down Guadiana, the river that separates Portugal from Spain.

There's interesting and entertaining English commentary and a leisurely lunch stop in a village along the river where wine and a barbecue lunch at a local restaurant are provided.

Top Restaurant

It may not be quite what you'd expect to be eating in a Portuguese resort, but the Taj Mahal restaurant is one of the best places to eat.

Enjoy authentic Indian dishes, such as chicken balti and tikka masala, cooked to perfection, while you sit back and admire the view out over the beach. The Taj Mahal has a prominent position on the main promenade, friendly staff and a great value lunchtime special.