Monte Gordo Hotels Algarve, Portugal

Monto Gordo is well known for it's fantastic beaches which are perfect for chilling out. The long beach promenade is a great place to try out the fantastic fish restaurants and pavement cafes. There are some bars, a nightclub and a casino which often features live shows. Quite a quiet resort with plenty to do in the surrounding area.

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Monte Gordo

Monto Gordo is a bright and cheerful town that has developed considerably as a holiday resort in recent years. The resort mixes old fishing traditions with new modern facilities such as the towns casino and offers the largest beach in the Algarve. The transfer time is 1 hour from Faro airport.

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Monte Gordo Hotels (?)

The hotel is full of character and family friendly and is situated in the heart of the resort and right on the beach. It will also appeal to couples looking for a relaxing stay....

4 / 5 from 11 reviews

The Hotel Alcazar, is close to the beaches of white sands. The 300 sunny days per year and the temperate waters, make this resort ideal for the lovers of sunbathing and nautical sports....

4.4 / 5 from 7 reviews

Casablanca Inn is bursting with character and is situated in the residential area of this pleasant resort, a short stroll from the beach. Suitable for both families and couples....

4.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

This small and well loved complex of one bedroom apartments is a short stroll from the beach and perfect for families and couples....

3.5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Hotel Baia de Montegordo is the one if you are looking for some quiet and relaxing time on holiday in a friendly hotel. Ideal for all types of holiday maker....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

These 1 and 2 bedroom apartments are located along the beach front of Monte Gordo, just a short walk to the shops. Suitable for families and couples....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Yellow Monte Gordo Hotel is set on the beautiful beach at Monte Gordo. The hotel has been refurbished in a modern style and offers guests excellent accommodation in an ideal location....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Alba Hotel is ideally suited to families and couples looking for a hotel situated near the beach with good amenities on the complex....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

This hotel will appeal to couples and families with older children looking for a relaxing stay close to the resort centre with a lively nightlife. There is a variety of activities available in this re...

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

This top class hotel is in the histroic village of Alcoutim where some fantastic views of the surrounding area can be seen....

Foz Atlantida Aparthotel has modern and well equipped self-catering apartments, with a roof top swimming pool on-site and the beach, casino and restaurants nearby....

Set in large gardens, the hotel is ideal for couples and families looking for that beach holiday to remember....

Montegordo Hotel Apartments and Spa provides modern and well equipped guest rooms and apartments, centrally located in Monte Gordo just a few minutes walk from the beach....

Monte Gordo Reviews

Holiday Date:4th Feb 2015
Accommodation:Vasco De Gama Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Fabulous beach, and many places easily accessible from here.

Holiday Date:16th Oct 2014
Accommodation:Calema Aparthotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(2 suns)

To quite no entertainment.

Holiday Date:16th Oct 2014
Accommodation:Calema Aparthotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(3 suns)

Easy to have trip to spain

Holiday Date:5th Oct 2014
Accommodation:Vasco De Gama Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Excellent clean but popular 20km beach. Good facilities around the centre and multiple choices for food.

Holiday Date:9th Aug 2014
Accommodation:Alcazar Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Monte Gordo is a lovely place although there is not a lot to do there. You can go into nearby Vila Real San Antonio where you can get the ferry across to Ayemonte in Spain. The beach in Monte Gordo is beautiful and there are plenty of restaurants and shops in the town. You can take a horse and cart ride around the town which is nice. There is a large Casino there also.

Holiday Date:9th Jun 2014
Accommodation:Duna Mar Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Sidesea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(2 suns)

Would we go back to Monte Gordo again? Probably not. We appreciated it was still fairly early in the season, but the resort was very quiet with very limited places to eat, some restaurants had not even opened yet. Ones that were open were not of a very high standard. San Antonio a little further up the coast was beautiful and full of lovely shops, restaurants and cafe's and in easy, flat walking distance, or on a hired bike along it's purpose built cycle track on the side of the main road or through the woods. We did hire bikes and used them for three days and had a lot of fun, you could even cycle/walk to the Spanish border which was also on the cycle track. The best bit about Monte Gordo was the stunning beach, paradise for couples and families alike. If you love the beach, you will love this one!

Holiday Date:3rd Jun 2014
Accommodation:Vasco De Gama Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Monte Gordo is situated 3km from Vila Real, which is on the border with Spain. A short ferry trip across the river Guadiana finds you in Ayemonte in Huelva. The night life in Monte Gordo is low key comprising of restaurants and bars; it also has a casino. It is definitely not for clubbers and is best described as a family resort. There are a lot of sightseeing opportunities. Monte Gordo has good bus and train links to Faro and Tavira. The beach is clean and stretches for miles. Outside of the resorts, you can have long stretches to yourself.

Holiday Date:1st Jun 2014
Accommodation:Vasco De Gama Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(3 suns)

Not a great deal to Monte Gordo town. The beach is fantastic and the town is OK for a stroll around in the evening. The nearby town of St Antonio is very original and unspoilt and we spent a couple of half days exploring. Catch the ferry across the river to Ayemonte in Spain and again an original unspoilt town.

Holiday Date:11th May 2014
Accommodation:Calema Aparthotel
Room:1 x 2 Bedroom Apt & 1 x 1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

At the time of our visit, the town was still quiet - very early in the holiday season. The beach is fantastic and the weather was beautiful. There is a very limited choice of bars/restaurants, shops etc. but there are bicycles for hire and a regular bus service to neighbouring towns though it stops very early each evening. Not a resort for children and teenagers especially.

Holiday Date:20th Apr 2014
Accommodation:Vasco De Gama Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Monte Gordo very clean friendly. Beach is enormous and is never crowded. Loads of places to eat and all reasonable prices.

Holiday Date:26th Feb 2014
Accommodation:Vasco De Gama Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Ideal for walking as it is very flat and a fantastic beach. Plenty of restaurants and beach bars to enjoy.

Holiday Date:20th Feb 2014
Accommodation:Casablanca Inn Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

The beach is fabulous you can walk for miles. You can also watch the fisherman bring in their catch every morning. The town is easy to walk around as it is flat not like other parts of the Algarve. We like to visit Villa Real de Santa Antonio with its lovely square and shops. The ferry to Ayemonte in Spain leaves from here and is well worth a visit.

Holiday Date:21st Dec 2013
Accommodation:Alcazar Hotel
Room:Single
Board:Half Board
(3 suns)

Very quiet time of year. Would be very attractive during the Summer with an extremely good beach area.

Holiday Date:7th Nov 2013
Accommodation:Alcazar Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Half Board
(3 suns)

First time in Monte Gordo, having spoken to people who have been in high season, when we reckon there is a lot more going on. In November the resort is absolutely "dead" we could not understand, when the hotel was busy, how quiet the resort was. There were no shops or market stalls that we could spend any time browsing. The beaches are extensive and the car parks huge, but both were almost empty. The town was clean and tidy, but just too quiet. There was nothing to capture the interest at all, during our stay.

Holiday Date:26th Sep 2013
Accommodation:Vasco De Gama Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Lovely quiet little town in September. Clean and tidy with some good value for money bars and restaurants. The usual happy hour lasts all day. The locals are very friendly and courteous especially if you can respond with a little Portuguese. A short trip to Vila real de santo Antonio about 3 miles walk down the beach (quicker by road) is also a very nice little place worth a visit and is across the border river from Spanish soil which can be reached by a fifteen minute ferry ride.

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Beaches

The resort of Monte Gordo is more or less one big beach and not only is it one of the largest in the Algarve but it also has the warmest waters. This glorious beach is accessible to all which makes it very popular among families. There are walkways and ramps leading to the sand which makes it easy for those with buggies or wheelchairs. There is also other equipment to make the beach even more accessible for those in wheelchairs. There is a lifeguard in attendance in the summer months and there are plenty of watersports available.

There are plenty of cafes and bars on the beach itself and even more, along with shops and restaurants across the road from the beach so you will easily be able to spend the day on or around the beach.

A little further along, you will find Praia de Cacela Velha, a sand pit which is separated from the shore by a lagoon. It is accessible on foot by Manta Rota or you can catch a boat from Sitio da Fabrica. The beach is beautiful but there are no bars or restaurants at all so you would need to take provisions with you.

Things to Do

There are many sports that are popular here such as windsurfing and kite surfing but perhaps one of the most popular activities is cycling. The area is so flat and with plenty of places to hire bikes, it's a great way to see the area. There are plenty of fantastic golf courses in the area too so if golf is your thing then this is the place to be.

There are plenty of boats for trips up the river Guadiana if you prefer to see the area from the water.

If you prefer getting out and about and doing some sightseeing, then there is plenty to see. There are 3 churches in the area which are worth a visit for those interested in historical attractions. There are also galleries and museums for those who want to soak up a little culture.

Out and About

The main road in Monte Gordo is literally covered in shops, cafes and restaurants which is just perfect for any items you may need for your day at the beach or indeed any refreshments you may require during the day.

There are some great restaurants if you want to sample some of the freshly caught seafood or perhaps some more traditional food.

Monte Gordo is quite lively and as well as having some great bars, there is also a nightclub for those who want to party the night away. Another popular spot at night has to be the casino, it's popular with both locals and visitors. As well as the standard slot machines and card tables, there is also the chance to have a meal, see a show or simply dance the night away.

There are several festivals held throughout the year and they can be lots of fun and a great way to see the locals celebrate what is important to them.

Nearby Attractions

If you fancy a day out, take a trip to Faro. There is lots to see here, such as the Praca de Dom Francisco Gomes and the Moorish Old Town or you could simply wander round the shops and markets to see what is on offer.

Lagos is another resort which is worth visiting. The town looks like a moorish palace with definite Arab influence which makes it exotic and exciting. As well as the historic fortifications, there is a lovely marina, waterfront and ancient slave market so there really is plenty to see and do.

The Zoo Marine in Guia is a very popular choice for families with children and is the highlight of many a holiday. Visitors will be able to see dolphins, sea lions, seals, tropical birds and various birds of prey. There is also an aquarium with exotic fish and sharks and there is a 4D cinema too so there is plenty to keep everyone occupied.

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