Praia do Canal Nature Retreat is immersed within the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Nature Park. Covering over 100km, the nature reserve is the finest preserved stretch of European coastline, with various unique species of fauna and flora.

The landscape is marked by steep limestone cliffs that have been carved into a series of rugged headlands, featuring stunning beaches, which are highly popular amongst surfers, and are the finest in the country. There is a tremendous variety of beaches, including long stretches of sand and small beaches nestled between the cliffs and rocks. These remarkable geological features have created a variety of distinctive plant and bird habitats. A masterpiece of colour and texture.