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Praia dos Salgados
Praia dos Salgados

Praia dos Salgados

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Salgados, Salgados, Albufeira

The Basics

If you want an overview of The Algarve’s coast, a hop-on hop-off bus tour gives you the flexibility to customize your own sightseeing itinerary. Most Algarve bus tours stop at Praia dos Salgados, allowing you to disembark and spend a few hours either walking along the coast to other popular beaches or exploring Dos Salgados Lagoon, famously home to flamingos and red herons. The nearby fishing village of Armacao de Pera Beach offers a plethora of beachfront seafood restaurants.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Praia dos Salgados is must for nature lovers and families.

  • Be sure to take plenty of sunscreen and a hat—shade is limited.

  • You can rent surfboards, bodyboards, and other water sports gear at the beach.

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How to Get There

From Albufeira, you can take a local bus to the beach. Buses depart regularly and run until after sunset, making it possible to spend a full day here. From the fishing village of Armacao de Pera, the beach is a short walk along the coastline.

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Trip ideas

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When to Get There

If you want to beat the crowds and midday sun, opt to arrive early in the morning on a day trip from Albufeira. If you want to maximize your chances of seeing wildlife at the nearby Dos Salgados Lagoon, visit just after sunrise when birds are at their most active.

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Bird Watching at the Dos Salgados Lagoon

If you’re a nature lover, the Dos Salgados Lagoon is a must-see. A visit to the freshwater wetlands can reveal rare bird species such as the red-knobbed coot, the Eurasian bittern, the Peregrine falcon, and the Lesser Flamingo. During the evening, the light is best for spotting birds.

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