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Portugal's Natural Wonder

Ria Formosa is one of the Natural Wonders of Portugal. This distinction is shared with the Laurissilva Forest, Volcanic View of Pico Island, Caves of Mira de Aire, Portinho da Arrábida, Lagoa das Sete Cidades (Lake of the Seven Cities), and the Natural Park of Peneda Gerês in the category of the Sea Zone of Portugal.

This award highlights the importance of this protected area that has a high biological and ecological richness hosting in it endemic and rare species for conservation and making it a unique coastal zone and a reference of sustainability.

Institutional site of the Portugal’s wonders: 7 Maravilhas Naturais de Portugal