The Ria Formosa lagoon is something that must be experienced, It is a system of barrier islands that communicates with the sea through six inlets.

A designated Natural Park of over 170 km² since 1978 The Ria Formosa is also a place to see many different species birds that stop over during the spring and autumn migratory periods.

There a trials that you can go on to get the experience of the natural beauty, the flora, birds, the lagoon. The education centre is the ideal starting point.

Aside from the tourist use the system also supports other economic activities such as seafood farms and the port of Faro.