The town of Monte Gordo is located just 3km from Vila Real de Santo Antonio and 50km from Faro. Driving to Monte Gordo from Faro Airport could not be easier, just take the A22 out of Faro and approx 50km later you will see the signs for Monte Gordo. Alternatively you go by bus or train from Faro, both means are relatively cheap, train approx €4 and the bus just a little over €5.
Monte Gordo is home to one of Algarve’s most beautiful beaches where the waters are warm and the sand is a glorious white. Check out our beach guide.
The main road through Monte Gordo separates the beach and promenade from the rest of the town. On the town side, the road is lined with an array of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and on the opposite side there is a wide, open promenade, with palm trees and benches and the golden sandy beach runs along in front.
The great thing about Praia de Monte Gordo is that it is easy to get to and there are plenty of amenities on and nearby the beach. The main road into Monte Gordo runs behind the beach and there is a big car park just behind the main part of the beach. It offers easy disabled access from the car park, just across the width of the palm-lined promenade and the beach is there, at the same ground level. For refreshments throughout the day visitors are spoilt for choice, with over 10 bar-restaurants actually on the beach and the road behind the beach is literally lined with cafes, bars and restaurants.
Praia de Monte Gordo is supervised during the 'beach season' and is classed as an 'Accessible Beach'.