A zoo dedicated to preserving endangered species, providing a sanctuary for lemurs, cheetahs, pygmy hippos, red pandas and rare birds. (282 913 149. Caldas de Monchique. Winter: 10 am – 5.30 pm. Summer: 10 am – 7 pm Visits to the park take 1h 30m).
PARQUE DA MINA
In this park you can explore ancient building methods by visiting the rammed earthworks remains. You can also visit a typical distillery and follow the process of making “aguardente de medronho” (a fiery alcoholic drink made with strawberry tree fruit) and observe mining activities. (282 911 622. Vale do Boi; Winter: 10 am – 5 pm; Summer: 10 am – 7 pm; Adults 8€, Children 5€)