Ilha da Culatra, Olhao

4.5
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Island · Nature / Park
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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  • This is a wonderful day out. Park along the front by the market that is also worth visiting. Buy a return ticket to Farol on the island for just over 4 Euros. Get off at Culatra stop after a 30...  more »
  • I visited both Armona and Culatra during my trip to Olhão and Culatra was my favourite. It was a 30 minute ferry journey and once on the island, it was 20-minutes walk to the beach (Praia) and this...  more »
  • This beach is stunning and you really feel like your on a desert island. Miles of golden sands and clear blue sea awaits you here. A short ferry ride for approx €3.70 takes you to tranquility...  more »
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  • The beach here is off the track and worth the trek. Getting onto the island took an hour by ferry from Olhao. Once you make the seemingly unending 20 min walk, you step onto a beautiful beach. Clear, cold waters, lots of waves. Has one beach kiosk and could do with an extra toilet.
  • Not really interesting place. They have a lot of nice restaurants though.
  • Beautiful white sand island only accessible by ferry from Olhão. The beaches on the Atlantic side are impressive but the water is cold and waves can get rough but where it's more sheltered its wonderful. Dont miss out on exploring the lagoons and interior of the island, it's fun with the kids. Then grab a beer in one of the bars while waiting for the ferry back to Olhão.
  • From the most beautiful and cinematic places in Portugal. A romantic island with a beach and a beautiful chapel.
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