This is the most developed holiday resort in the Eastern Algarve and has a large, sandy beach. Monte Gordo offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants and bars and a choice of 3 casinos. Monte Gordo is a large town, spaciously laid out with wide streets.
The high-rise hotels and apartment blocks are a characteristic feature of the Monte Gordo landscape, but as you’ll see, they don’t detract from the overall feel of the town because the town is so big and so well laid out.
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.
Against the backdrop of the casino and the high-rise buildings either side, the beachfront is dotted all over with beach bars, restaurants and kiosks. So if you fancy a drink or a bite to eat, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice. If you have younger children, the beach at Monte Gordo is perfect. It is so flat and wide that it’s really safe for little ones and the water at this end of the Algarve is slightly warmer for a swim or a paddle.
Approximate Driving Time to Airports: Faro - 40 minutes, Lisbon - 3 hours and Porto - 5 hours 30 minutes