Important habitats occur in this area and these are a protection priority for the EU, which in itself is a statement on the ecological value of this ecosystem. There are several fauna species associated with this ecological system of habitats. Among them are the otter, the water mole and the Iberian frog, fish such as the shad and menhaden, and birds such as the river kingfishers, the black kite and many others. The importance of this area goes beyond its ecological and biophysical values, to gain expression in its landscape, its cultural impact and as a tourist attraction.
The Pateira de Fermentelos, the largest lake of the Iberian Peninsula, has a reflection pool which is over 5 hectares in size in times of heavy rainfall. The visitor can traverse the lake shores in close contact with nature, take a boat tour in one of the Bateiras, rest in the parks or simply enjoy the splendor of the lake landscape, or just gaze at the lake through the many ?landscape windows? that open onto the lake.
Acesso ao Recurso
Actividades desenroladas dentro do recurso turístico
Study and Research
Taking pictures and filming
Serviços actuais dentro do Recurso