For those who wish to combine golf with nautical pursuits, the Quinta do Vale Golf Resort is building a river marina on the Guadiana River. The majestic silhouettes of the flamingoes, the flocks of sanderlings, the black swallows, the black-winged stilts pecking along the banks of the lagoons…these are just some of the numerous species waiting for you at the Quinta do Vale Golf Resort. The Guadiana River has attracted many civilizations and thus has taken an important role in the history of the Iberian Peninsula. It is considered to be the most navigable of the Portuguese rivers and along its banks we find a wide range of landscapes, from the long, deserted plains of the Alentejo to the natural reserve areas further south which are home to a wide variety of wildlife. The Ria Formosa Nature Park, with its idyllic scenery and white sandy beaches, is especially attractive for those wishing to take a boat trip in the Algarve. A pleasant climate, with moderate winds makes navigation along the Algarve coast very inviting at any time of the year. The fauna and flora of the lakes and lagoons along the riverbanks can be observed from the many trails and footpaths planned for the resort over stone bridges with a Roman influence.