Santa Rita

Between the Berrocal calcareous mountains and the Sierra, framed within the beautiful woods of Santa Rita, this village is characterized by its single-floor houses with typical parapets and offers a beautiful view over the entire county. Here remains of a Roman dam consisting of a double wall with buttresses were found, now partially destroyed. This dam crossed the entire valley from one side to the other, allowing the waters of the stream to be used for irrigation in the surrounding land. Also worth highlighting in Santa Rita is the Chapel, the megalithic Tomb, the leisure park and the CIIP-Centre for Research and Information on the Heritage of Cacela, with archaeological collections from the Islamic period, in Cacela Velha.

Manta Rota

Located between the estuary of the Guadiana River and the beginning of Ria Formosa, Manta Rota includes a 12-km beach, one of the most extensive ones in Europe. Its setting allows the visitor to enjoy the warm waters and a unique microclimate.