Monte Gordo Travel Guide

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Monte Gordo Things to Do

  • Beach

    If swimming or staying under the sun are your goal, than Monte Gordo is a good option - the water is the warmest in Portugal, the beach, though generally crowded is large enough for the thousands that use it.Lodging and catering are cheaper than in the top touristy destinations.That's why the percentage of Portuguese people in this beach is much...

  • Not just the beach of the hotel area

    If you stay at the Monte Gordo area, you must go and see the beach called Praia Verde. It is much cleaner and nicer than the hotel area beaches, there are not so many tourists, also local people. The area is built to be beautiful. Praia Verde is just 2-3 kms away from Monte Gordo. In my second picture of this story you can see Monte Gordo (the wide...

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    5 Hotels in Monte Gordo

Monte Gordo Hotels

  • Alcazar Hotel

    We just spent 3 nights in this hotel and found it very good value for what we paid. For just...

  • Duna Mar Aparthotel

    Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Monte Gordo, 8900-413, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Casablanca Inn

    Praceta Casablanca, Monte Gordo, 8900, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Monte Gordo Restaurants

  • Great Menu

    Very well located, it was Fernanda's top choice. Variety, good quality, regular price, the only problem is being always full (at least the esplanade), with service delaying a little. Grilled shrimps

  • Take away

    This was my favorite take-away in Monte Gordo. Only three different dishes, well chosen, cooked and charged. It has only a couple of tables, betting mainly in take-away. It was a perfect solution to grab a dinner while returning home from the beach.

  • In the beach

    Amongst the three restaurants in the beach this was our last option. Why?Because it supplied the poorest information of them all - no menu, no prices, just a place to sit and... to risk.Well, we ended well served, eating a "Cataplana" that, as expected, cost a little more than the average meal, and demanded a little more work (and dirt) smashing...

  • Good Indian

    We visited this restaurant several times, always with pleasure. It's typical Indian food, but they spice it according to the costumers demand, and that makes all the difference.The prices were very acceptable. We tried a large diversity, and all the dishes were aproved.

  • Good experience

    An almost empty restaurant in the front line of the beach, uses to mean... either bad or expensive. That was not the case.We had a good lunch paying a correct price. We did never return there only because it was a little out of our usual path, and there were too many options everywhere. I had a very good Tuna in Algarve style.

  • Good place

    I had dinner there twice. Watching football in the big screen was the objective and that was, probably the reason why the service was so slow (full house). In the first time I was alone, and I must confess that I didn't notice the time passing. The second time the family was there, and the ladies were rather impatient (and me too).Well, I enjoyed...

  • Just Pizza

    Too much people in a restaurant generally means good price or good quality (or both). This was one of the most occupied restaurants in my area, thus becoming my first option. Well, they sell reasonable pizzas, not too cheap and not too kindly.Nothing serious to complaint, but I went elsewhere.

  • The best

    The ugliest of the three restaurants in the beach was my favorite - They are all very similar in conditions, menu and price, but the service of BBB was a little better than the other. We checked more than once!It is managed by Navegadores hotel, and that may be justify the differences. Grilled fish"Conquilhas"

  • Could be better

    Very well located - on th sand but easily accessible from the walkway, this was our first experience. Not bad, but it could be better - drinks were not cool enough, service was slow.A second visit left better impression - drinks were OK, service continued slow, and somewhat confuse. Grilled fish


Monte Gordo Nightlife

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    by solopes Updated Dec 21, 2013

    There is not much nightlife in Monte Gordo, because it is a family destination. The main attraction in the hot nights is to stroll by the beach, and tasting soft drinks and ice cream in the many esplanades and stalls.

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Monte Gordo Warnings and Dangers

  • Crowds

    Monte Gordo is one of the most popular family destinations in Algarve, which means that, even with a wide beach, it may become crowded in peak season. I don't bother sharing space with other people, but those who appreciate emptiness should look elsewhere.

  • High Tides

    The sea is generally very calm, but in high tides it may become wilder. Not always rough enough to force to suspend swimming - as a matter of fact, for my tastes, high tides provided this time the very best vacation days - but implying some surprises as wet towels or... "navigating shoes". However, things may be different and some years ago I saw a...

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