Sourced from Wikivoyage. Text is available under the CC-by-SA 3.0 license.Castro Marim is a town in the Algarve.
Castro Marim is a very old town, founded before the Roman Empire, that is surrounded by hand-harvested sea salt - 'salinas' - and a Natural Park protected by 1982's Ramsar Convention. Its castle belonged to the Templary organization until 1356. Now there are incredible medieval style parties in the last week of August and local festivals in September.
By carDrive to/from Faro or any other place in the Algarve.
By planeThe nearest large airport (Portugal's second-busiest) is at Faro (FAO). There are train and bus connections to Castro Marim.
Monte Gordo Beach
Praia Verde Beach
Vila Real de Santo António do CUCA
Quinta da FornalhaA 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 donkeys. Also you can learn to do yogurt or to produce 'CAL' a natural traditional white pigment from calcario rocks that is used in all Mediterranean houses and that makes the white houses style.