Reserva Natural do Estuário do Sado
The most friendly local inhabitants and symbol of the Nature Reserve are the dolphins. It's rare to find them in Europe, freely swimming in their natural habitat, but there is an important colony of dolphins in the River Sado, who are known locally as “roazes-corvineiros” (gnawers of corvine fishing nets), because they gnaw at fishing nets and primarily eat corvina sea fish. Don't miss the opportunity to go on a boat trip and observe several examples of these playful mammals.
The protected area has great natural riches that man can use to his benefit, including cork oak groves from which cork is extracted, pine groves, whose pinenuts are transformed by skilled hands into highly appreciated regional desserts, and the now defunct salt pans, which were of great economic importance over many centuries.
The fish salting tanks that can be seen in Tróia, in the Roman ruins, vestiges of an ancient production practice. With white sand dunes and tranquil waters, Tróia is an excellent beach resort that may be used as a starting point in order to discover this beautiful region.
Tel.:+351 265 541 140 - Fax: +351 265 541 155
Moinho de Maré Herdade da Mourisca - Estrada do Faralhão - 2910-276 SETÚBAL
Tel.: +351 965 302 423
Tradicional Country House Accommodation:
A Cabana do Pai do Tomás CCI n.º 3700 Carrasqueira, 7580-613 Comporta
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