Monte Gordo is on the eastern side of the Algarve and is only a 45 minute drive from the airport. Once a small fishing village, it is being developed into a tourist resort with a new marina, several hotels and apartment blocks, cafes and restaurants and yet still manages to retain some of its old charm. It is most popular for its beautiful golden beaches, warm mediterranean waters and the Casino. By night there are bars and clubs offering live music and some excellent seafood restaurants. Beach-lovers will enjoy the glorious sandy beaches on offer at this resort and the relatively lively nightlife will suit couples and families with older children. The area is flat so those who are less mobile should find no problems getting around. Enjoy and evening out at Monte Gordo's glamorous Casino which has a games room, slot machines and live entertainment. For a more tranquil outing, take a river cruise along the River Guardiana and see the beautiful scenery of this region.