Reserves and Natural Parks in Portugal

Explore and experience nature by visiting some of the extraordinary reserves and natural parks of Portugal.

Portugal is home to a great variety of reserves and natural parks worth seeing.

The Peneda-Gerês National Park is the only National Park in the country, yet continental Portugal alone features other 24 natural parks, wildlife reservations, and protected landscapes, averaging more than 6,500 km2, which accounts for more than 7% of the country’s surface.

The Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e da Biodiversidade (ICNB) is the state’s agency of parks, and offers general information about them. The quality of the infraestructures and level of maintenance does vary a lot from park to park.

Next, you will find a complete list of the most important parks and reserves:

Peneda-Gerês National ParkPeneda-Gerês National Park
Enjoy nature on its purest form in the Peneda Gerês National Park in the North of Portugal.

Montesinho Natural ParkMontesinho Natural Park
Enjoy the flora and fauna of Montesinho Natural Park, in Portugal.

Bertiandos and São Pedro d'Arcos LakesBertiandos and São Pedro d'Arcos Lakes
Relax and enjoy a day in touch with nature in the protected landscape of the Lagunas de Bertiandos and São Pedro d'Arcos Landscape.

Berlengas’ Islands Natural ReserveBerlengas’ Islands Natural Reserve
Discover this beautiful and unique natural reserve in Peniche.

Natural Park of ArrábidaNatural Park of Arrábida
Explore one of the most important green areas in Setúbal, the Arrábida Natural Park.

Reserva Natural do Estuário do SadoReserva Natural do Estuário do Sado
Discover more about the beautiful Estuário do Sado Nature Reserve, near Setúbal.

Ria Formosa Natural ParkRia Formosa Natural Park
Discover this beautiful natural park of Ria Formosa, unique in Algarve.

Reserva Natural do Sapal de Castro Marim e Vila Real de Santo António Reserva Natural do Sapal de Castro Marim e Vila Real de Santo António
Explore this privileged place for birdwatching and getting in touch with the local flora.

Roca da Pena Natural SiteRoca da Pena Natural Site
Gaze upon the municipality of Loulé and part of the coast of Algarve from this natural viewpoint.

Ribeiro Frio Natural ParkRibeiro Frio Natural Park 
Get in touch with nature and enjoy a few relaxing days.

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