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Ilha Deserta, Faro

Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
Composed of three islets of volcanic origin, Ilha Deserta sit just off the coast of Morocco, roughly between the Madeira and Canary islands. Classified as a nature preserve since the 1990s, these islands shelter both rare and native species. The archipelago's major attraction remains its population of about two dozen monk seals, widely regarded as the rarest seals in the world. Due to the islands' barren soil and arid climate, the only other wildlife surviving here consists of about 15 species of birds and a scarce population of feral goats, rabbits, and rodents. The easiest access to the islands is by guided boat tour, which you can join in the port city of Faro. Put Ilha Deserta on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Faro holiday planner.
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  • Apart from the blue sea and sky, you can see the landscape. Can 1km get a feel much like desert island hiking trails around the moderately good.
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  • expect nothing but shells and sand and some butterflies, totally cool, little windy in winter, nice way around the island 
  • If you are visiting Faro this is a must see visit - take a speed boat or ferry for only €5 - €10 euros one way. The island has a restaurant but you may want to bring your own snacks, beers etc to make...  read more »
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