Good to know

Warnings or dangers Crowds – good to know in Monte Gordo

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 days of the vacation – but implying some surprises as wet towels or… “navigating shoes”.

​However, things may be different, and some years ago I saw a girl breaking one arm, so it is important to follow the vigilante’s instructions.