Places to Visit in The Algarve – The Fontes At Estombar

"places to visit fontes estombar"While it is fantastic to spend long hot summer days at the beach in the Algarve there are alternative locations for those looking to still splash about in the water and one of these has to be the fontes at Estombar near to Lagoa.

The Fontes in Estombar are an area of natural pools of fresh water and have been popular with people coming swim in theses crystal clear waters for generations.

The fontes in Estombar are a well known secret among the Portuguese but are less well know to visitors but that does not mean that you will not be welcomed!

To find the fontes you need to go off the beaten track a little.  First travel to Lagoa and then from the EN125 turn off in the direction of Estomnbar.  This will lead you past a large supermarket on your right.  Continue along this road and you will pass Slide and Splash water park on your left and then when you cross a railway line take the first turning to the right.  Follow this road along to the right and out of Estombar past a school and municipal sports stadium on your right.  When you leave Estombar there is a sign to say you have left now follow this road for about one kilometre (you will know you are on the right track when you go under a road bridge).  You will then see a sign for the Sítio das Fontes which takes you left and along a very narrow road to the fontes.

At the fontes there are two different parking areas for cars and you can opt for either of them as both are equally close to all the action.

The main attraction at the fontes are the cool clear pools that people swim in all year round but are particularly popular in the summer months with local families.

This is also a great place to hold a barbeque or have a picnic as there are lots of tables and benches to sit at but you will need to bring your own shade in the summer.

There is an official barbeque area with ready built barbeques to use and available for everyone making this an ideal place to spend all day with friends and family.

Children will love swimming in the clear waters but there is also a well equipped playpark at the fonts and a volley ball area while there is also a small outdoor theatre area that is used to stage events throughout the year.

This is a truly beautiful area in the Algarve and in the summer it feels like an oasis in the hot parched hills.  There is also a great path all around the fontes to walk at anytime of year.

for a great day out for all the family with little to no cost then head to the fontes at Estombar

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