Ilha da Culatra, Olhao

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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. Before you visit Olhao, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • If you visit in Olhão enjoy to visit this island and enjoy its beaches and its crystal clear water.
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  • The island is nice, pretty and friendly. To get there, you have to take a boat. A Board, be there 20 to 30 m if you want a good spot or avoid taking the next boat! To access the beach, plan between 20 and 30 m, by a concrete path then a wooden footbridge. The view is magnificent. If you have young children, refer to Farol, it will be better. The advantage is that in the end, you get a beautiful beach, with clear water, and very few people. Spend the day, it's better!
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  • We decided to take the ferry across to this beach. They run every 2 hours from the far end of the quay at olhao. It takes about half an hour on the boat and then a 20 minute walk through the town and ...  more »

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