A unique landscape
Filled with beauty and with life

The serene and constant landscape which appears never to change, masks the great amount of activities that take place here in this ´sapal or marsh`.

This is a vast area which is flat and covered with dense vegetation where the network of lagoons is mixed with the sea´s waters which rise and fall slowly and repeatedly at the pace of the tides.

This is an area that appears to have been designed to shelter a thousand and one species of plants and animals – insects, fish, crustaceans, mammals and birds – that live here together, are born here or make it a place for an obligatory stopover as is the case with the black-winged stilt, the bird that is symbolic of the reserve, the avocet, the white swan, flamingos and many, many others.

Reserva Natural do Sapal de Castro Marim