Many people come by interested in the Natural Park around Faro. Some don’t know that a big part of the natural park is just water canals and marshes. It is, in fact a kind of lagoon protected from the sea by a set of barrier islands that shelters a number of protected species (birds, fish, plants…). Although, it is super fun to get the boat through the canals until one of the barrier islands, a lot of people in Faro go to Ludo (right next to praia de Faro) to exercise or bird watch.
So, last week, I went there in search of flamingos. Once again, I didn’t quite get the picture I’m looking for, but this is what I got instead:
Salicornia is a plant that grows in beaches and salt pans. It tastes just like the sea and makes a really unique salad. If you want to know more, I found this article and recipe: http://honest-food.net/2011/07/15/sea-beans-salicornia-samphire-saltwort/
Why don’t you take the winter promotion and come see it for yourself?