Mediterranean biodiversity in the flora and fauna of VILA VITA Parc
A hotel without a garden is like a painting without colour.
The green lung that surrounds VILA VITA Parc, and which congregates the Atlantic breeze and the scents of the earth, comprises more than two-thirds of the resort.
A garden of a thousand colours, aromas and shapes, it boasts a variety of large trees, green areas, bushes, climbers and flowers. Here we can find everything from the tropical bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae), the agapanthus or African lily (Agapanthoideae), the spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) and the flax lily (Phormium tenax), to the Mediterranean olive trees (Olea europaea L) and stone pines (Pinus pinea), among so many others.
However, it's not just the botanical collection that showcases a notable biodiversity. The fauna, with its different types of resident and migrating birds, also adds a touch of magic to the resort. Guests may spot Eurasian jays (Garrulus glandarius), turtledoves, seagulls, blackbirds, sterns, white storks (Ciconia ciconia), swans and mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), which adorn the blue sky with their spring-like birdsong.
A walk through the gardens and along the flower beds that are dotted along the Portuguese cobblestone paths leads us on a journey of discovery of a well-preserved botanical collection.
The naturalist design of the garden, conceived by the landscape architects at Turisvillas, leaded by Manuel Cabral, aims to integrate indigenous plants, such as the olive and pine trees, with Mediterranean vegetation such as oleanders (Nerium oleander), and Atlantic plants, such as white crowberries (Corema album), mastics (Pistacia lentiscus) and Spanish brooms (Spartium junceum), which can be found by the beach access.
The plants were selected according to their chromatic and aesthetic qualities, as well as their flowering time, creating a natural scenery designed to offer a variety of sensory experiences to the nature-loving guest.