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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. Using our custom trip planner, Olhao attractions like Ilha da Culatra can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Dropped off for a few hours by the catamaran and we absolutely loved it. It is a long Island with beautiful golden sands and only inhabited by a few people. There are some fisherman houses and a coupl...  more »
  • Probably the best priced, we walked around the marina, couldn't find better for €20ea. You get a 2 island stop, too.. Culatra is what you'd expect from a sun-baked fishing village. Plenty of food and ...  more »
  • Jump of the ferry on Culatra and you can enjoy a very nice natural beach side 15min walking distance from the very small town. There are a few shops, restaurants and a small local bakery with great pa...  more »