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Ilha da Culatra, Olhao
(4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Experience untouched natural beauty at Ilha da Culatra, a large sandbar island that is part of the Ria Formosa national park. This island is heavily protected from development and does not have any paved roads, only wooden walkways, and you can reach its beaches only by ferry. Discover colorful lagoons on the north side of the island, or enjoy clear water and sandy shores on its southern side. Relax at this tranquil beach, walk along the shoreline, and float in the calm water. Watch for wildlife, view indigenous plants, or visit one of the island's two small villages. Using our custom trip planner, Olhao attractions like Ilha da Culatra can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A really beautiful island! There are hardly any people, and that there are living very modestly in bed and very curious. Then you walk away from the town centre and strolling reach an infinite Beach movie. A site very recommendable to spend the day, also includes ride in boat to come and go from the island! The price of this boat is very reasonable, I think that does not reach the € 2 ticket.
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  • We didn't do too much walking about here as we felt we were intruding a little. The ferry trip across the bay is interesting, in itself and cheap, under €4 return. A winter timetable was operating so ...  more »
  • 1098 inhabitants + children on this "island" which kept beautiful values of solidarity (inherent to the world of fishermen) and who does not look the same "touristy" than the other islands.
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  • Fantastic and authentic. The problem was the heat in September that was a little unbearable. The island is a great place to take fish and seafood at prices of laughter.
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  • Wonderful place
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