Come and enjoy an unforgettable day, cruising along the Guadiana river between Mértola and Vila Real de Santo António. Discover the flora and fauna of this ancient river and be amazed by the scenic and genuine riverside villages along the way.
Different itineraries, unique landscape, wildlife, birdwatching, culture, food and wine. Boat trips from Mértola and Pomarão. Trips from Mértola are dependent by the tie.
Tour suggestion: Morning departure from Mértola and boat trip to the riverside village of Penha dÁguia. Lunch at the “O Pescador” restaurant. Try the local river fish specialties. Return to Mértola in the afternoon.
The discovery for those coming from Mértola on the N265 road is surprising: a vast area of clear and calm water surrounded by shady trees and, on one of the banks, a river beach of white sands. For swimming, the summer season begins on 15 June and ends on 15 September, but the beach is the place to be all year round!
FACILITIES Accessible beach; Blue Flag; Supervised beach; Picnic park and barbecue; parking lot; Bar and toilets; theatre; Playground; Walking trails; Canoeing track; Free WIFI.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES Canoe rentals, hiking, cultural visits to Mina de S. Domingos former mining complex.
During the bathing season Mértola Municipality organizes a range of entertainment activities aimed at tourists. Among the activities we recommend the outdoor cinema, the summer concerts and the beach library.
The course of the river between the “Canais” spot and “Azenhas” of Guadiana (ancient watermills) in Mértola is one of the most interesting routes to do on kayak. But there are more routes to discover the river and its natural landscapes.
This is an unforgettable experience to enjoy with family and friends. The river course is calm with only a small rapid near “Azenhas”. This activity is suitable for all ages. The
Local enterprises offer both self-guided and guided kayak river trips. Please check out for information or reservations.
Overlooking the River Guadiana, the village of Mértola offers visitors the charm of whitewashed houses on terraced streets adorned with orange trees and illuminated by bright sunlight. The streets lined with time-worn flagstones, witness to the history of a town surrounded by the old wall and forever marked by the cultural heritage of the many peoples who met here, giving it the title of museum town. Here, there are many reasons to visit and stay on. MÉRTOLA is one of those places of tradition, calmness and authenticity where it is pleasant to spend time and enjoy oneself! Welcome to Mértola!