Listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco since 1998, the Foz Côa Valley is considered “the most important open air Palaeolithic rock art site”.
An area with many important geological sites, undeniably beautiful, with an evident historical and cultural interest and rich in biodiversity, this was the starting point to create the first Natural Geopark in Portugal.
The greatest riches of the Serras de Aire e Candeeiros Natural Park are hidden within its interior. This chalk massif is a paradise for speleologists who will be able to discover grottoes and ravines in its depths, with surprising rock formations that have been sculpted by water over time.
If you like nature tourism, you will love to discover the Natural Reserve of the São Jacinto Dunes.
When we look up the mountain called Serra do Açor, which is 1349 metres high and is situated in Arganil, our eyes are dazzled by the beautiful landscape.
Serra da Estrela Natural Park is an exceptional place. It expands over 101 thousand hectares distributed across six municipalities and it was the first natural park to be created in Portugal, also holding the record for the largest protected area in the country.
It is still possible to walk through an incomparable landscape, where there’s little human presence, discover rare animals at each step and admire flora which reminds us of old Mediterranean woods at Serra da Malcata Natural Reserve.
You will hardly find such a privileged destination to nature tourism as the Tejo Internacional area.
If you enjoy silence and harsh Nature, you will find it in the 40 kilometres of a park full of fauna and flora rarities.