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Parque Natural do Vale do Guadiana

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Address: Praca Luis de Camoes | Old Town, Mertola 7750-329, Portugal

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Gorgeous and Peaceful

December-January is one of the most peaceful times of the year. Great place to walk and take time to refresh yourself; Fewer Tourist and little traffic. The area is full of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

December-January is one of the most peaceful times of the year. Great place to walk and take time to refresh yourself; Fewer Tourist and little traffic. The area is full of wildlife and birds. I love just walking some of the backroads. You can hike their trails but dress for the weather. It is chilly in the mornings and evenings... More 

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Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

There are five designated walks in the park, and we planned for one of them. The the automn came - meaning heavy rain - so we will have to walk some other time, but we drove around instead while we enjoyed the earth coloured scenery. This will probably also look stunning in the spring.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

A charming small riverside village with a little ferry across to Spain and a lovely river beach. We ate at a new Indian restaurant called Shiva which served excellent food in spotless surroundings. The host was very friendly and added to our experience. We will return.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

This was well worth the drive from Tavira Portugal. The approaching drive was incredible, and the views from the top of the walled city even better. Take a trip back in time, and go the Mertola.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

In Mértola there is plenty information and documentation about the best places to visit and all of them are worthy.

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Coimbra, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

A small but nice place, with documentation and exhibition about the natural park of the river Guadiana.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

Guadiana national park is famous for its variety of birdlife. At one point there were 2 eagles and no less than 32 vultures in the air above us. Also bee eaters, orioles, 4 species of lark, Montague's harriers, little bustard and 23 other species.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

We did a morning trail in Parque Natural do Vale do Guadiana and what a great pick! Very calm area full of wild hares, rabbits and perderix. Very calm with headed towards Pulo do Lobo in Herdade do Pulo do Lobo just passing Amendoeira. The Pulo do Lobo waterfall is a beautifull drop for Guadiana river bull of brid life... More 

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Barreiro, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 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.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 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.

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