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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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  • Through the paths of the Ria Formosa Natural Park the Culatra island presents a mix of charm and simplicity. An island of fishermen and the gastronomic art of stemmed dishes with seafood in places. Must-see who thinks also visit the picturesque town of Olhão.
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  • Great day out for lunch and strolling along the board walk to the beach. Don't forget to stop in and visit the local baker and sample some of her delectable pastries. Several restaurants to choose fro...  more »
  • One of the best beaches I have ever seen. Postcard, few people in August. Nice boat ride to reach the island.
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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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