Sapal de Castro Marim


Sapal de Castro Marim

Sapal de Castro Marim

The nature reserve stretches between Castro Marim and the Guadiana river. The spectacular bridge can be seen already from far. The wetland It is formed by salty marshes with their special brackish waters, salt-pans and creeks, that are home to a diverse range of plants and animals. A trail leads through this interesting natural reserve.


Sapal de Castro Marim

Sapal de Castro Marim

Sal do mar: this quality salt is harvested by small machinery, in most cases by a carefully guided mini loader and piled up for storage.


Sapal De Castro Marim Gewässer 1

Sapal De Castro Marim Gewässer 1

The salty marshes with their special brackish waters, salt-pans and creeks are home to a diverse range of plants and animals.


Sapal De Castro Marim Gewässer 3

Sapal De Castro Marim Gewässer 3

The great wealth of flora, with as many as 400 different types of plants, turns this site into a veritable botanical paradise. The vegetation typical of a tidal saltmarsh is dominated by halophilic plants, highly resistant to the dryness caused by the excessive salt.


Sapal De Castro Marim Kuhreiher 3

Sapal De Castro Marim Kuhreiher 3

Throughout the entire year, more than 150 different species, including flamingos, storks, avocets, dunlins, plovers and redshanks seek out this reserve, either as a permanent or seasonal place to stay or merely as somewhere to stop off at on their way to


Sapal De Castro Marim Schieferboden

Sapal De Castro Marim Schieferboden

Dry areas of schist, red sandstone, stretches of sand and arenaceous rocks, and higher areas leading up to the Algarve’s upper reaches further serve to complete the biodiversity of this area in the eastern region of the Algarve.

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