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Sapal Nature Reserve by CMVRSA

Castro Marim

The Sapal de Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António Natural Reserve is a protected area located at the mouth of the Guadiana River, on the border between Portugal and Spain, in the Algarve region.

The natural reserve is an important wetland ecosystem, with a great diversity of habitats, including salt marshes, salt pans, lagoons, and coastal dunes. It is a crucial site for wildlife, providing an essential habitat for many species of migratory and resident birds, as well as for other forms of wildlife, such as fish, crustaceans, reptiles, and mammals.

The natural reserve is a popular birdwatching site, offering opportunities to see rare and endangered species such as the osprey and the flamingo. There are several hiking trails and bird observation areas, as well as visitor centers that provide information about the wildlife and history of the region.

The Sapal de Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António Natural Reserve is an important protected area and is essential for the conservation of biodiversity in the Algarve region. It is an ideal site for nature lovers who wish to explore and discover the beauty and diversity of wildlife in a preserved natural environment.

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