The Costa Vicentina is a pleasure to the eyes of visitors who arrive at this area of the coast which extends for about 80 kilometres. Innumerable plants can be seen and the flora always has some colour, regardless of the time of year.
The plants growing in the dunes are especially beautiful in spring. The fauna, to should not be underestimated. It is possible to see many wild animals such as wolves, boar, wild cats; lynx… And for the ornithologists there are many species of birds to spot, including sea Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Storks and many more.
Inaugurated in 1995 as part of the National Park system, the whole area covers the coast from Sines in the Alentejo to Burgau in the Algarve. Approximately 74,736 hectares (with another 2 kilometre marine belt running parallel to the coast), has been designated a national park (Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina) and therefore it is prohibited to hunt here.