Comporta is located in the Sado Estuary Nature Reserve and the Comporta-Galé Community Area so that visitors can have the opportunity to see its wild animal life up close. The Sado Estuary Nature Reserva is one of the country’s most important wetlands with many different natural features and systems (beaches, dunes, marshes, heath land, woods, salt flats, rice fields and peat bogs) which attract a wide variety of birds. More than 200 species have been identified there. In a nature reserve where pines, cork oaks and junipers dominate the landscape, there are to discover the many shades of green which contrast with the soft tones of the sandy soil. Very rare species of Mediterranean vegetation also make this a place of high environmental value. Due to its nearness to the sea, Comporta has a pleasant weather, with good temperatures to enjoy the beach during the summer and its winters are soft and mild. Visitants can enjoy several outdoor activities during the entire year.