The Sítio das Fontes de Estômbar is one of the most popular leisure areas in the municipality of Lagoa for those who enjoy contact with nature.
Located on the left bank of the River Arade, it has always functioned as a kind of river beach where the people of Estômbar often went for a swim, picnics and moments of rest and socializing.
In 1989, the 18-hectare space was acquired by the Câmara de Lagoa, which recovered the tide mill, the miller’s house and added some spaces, such as the small building that serves as reception, the guardhouse, the toilets, the amphitheater, the picnic area, the maintenance circuit and a small dock and converted an old rural building into an Interpretation Center for Nature.
The municipality also planted or transplanted hundreds of trees, delimited paths and parking lots, installed infrastructures and built dams.
As a consequence, the space became more and more known and desirable and began to attract an increasing number of people, most of whom from other Algarve counties and also many tourists.
One of the most desirable spaces is the picnic area, which, despite being extensive, especially in summer, becomes small to welcome all those who want to have a meal there outdoors, with family or friends.
At a musical level, the Parque do Sítio das Fontes is, above all, known for its amphitheater hosting the Lagoa Jazz Fest, which has brought some of the most prestigious names in this area, both national and foreign.