Castro Marim

Castro Marim is a very old town dating before Roman empire. It is surrounded by hand harvested sea salt ‘salinas’ and a Natural Park protected by 1982’s Ramsar convention. It’s Castle belonged to the Templary organization until the 1356. Now there are incredible medieval style parties and local festivals in September.
It is a popular summer destination due to its beaches by the Atlantic Ocean.

The church and the castle of Castro Marim, Algarve

The castle’s profile overlooking the parish of Castro Marim. Photo by Dmitry Tonkonog

Get in

Faro/Algarve, Portugal’s second busy airport

By car
Drive to/from Faro or any other place in Algarve.

By plane
The nearest large airport is at Faro{FAO}. train and bus connections to Castro Marim.

* Castro Marim Castle
* São Sebastião Fort
* Beaches: Praia Verde, Alturas

* Vila Real de Santo António do CUCA, (Near Praça Marques de Pombal).

* Quinta da Fornalha. A very nice country cottage, in a ecological farmhouse of local people that can show you around. They have 3 cottages with 2 rooms each, very nice furnished, warm, with kitchen and modern style. Each night is very cheap, about 80€ for each whole house where can sleep from 4 to 6 persons. You can visit the animals of the farm like milk cows, Lusitan horses or portuguese donkies. Also you can learn to do yogurt or to produce ‘CAL’ a natural tradicional white pigment from calcario rocks that is used in al mediterranian houses and that makes the whitehouses style.

Get out
* Tavira
* Cacela Velha, UNESCO protected
* Alcoutim, 100% EU Natura Space
* Ayamonte just across the border in Spain. A ferry operates over the Guadiana river that separates Portugal and Spain

Church Matriz in Azinhal, Algarve

Church Matriz in Azinhal near Castro Marim. Photo by Nemracc