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Ria Formosa, Olhao

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  • An easy 20 minute walk from Olhao. Peaceful sandy paths winding through a small forest of pines and meadows of wild gladioli, orchids and wild lupins. Down to the mill on the shore and lovely views to...  more »
  • To want to see animals in the wild need luck and a good pair of binoculars. Both were missing, so that the review is rather wishful thinking. The Park is somewhat hidden and hardly signposted just east of Olhau. The entrance fee is € 2.70, it includes a map and a brief introduction. There are signs in various places in the Park. Overall not a must, but a nice trip with an hour walk.
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  • Whether for walking biking or even a motorcycle, on the edge of the beach or more inside, watching the birds and Laughed with all your splendor.
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  • Beautiful protected nature area, with excellent opportunities to see lots of different animals. There is a small entrance fee, but it is certainly worth the price. Be aware that it can be difficult to find shade along the way so remember hat and plenty of water
  • It's a beautiful natural protected area, starting in Quinta do Lago and extended until Cacela Velha. Wonderful chrystal-water beaches. Opportunities for water sports practice, watching native fauna and flora, relaxing and sightseeing.
  • Unique natural wildlife ecosystem. Beautiful estuary like landscapes.
  • Natural beauty, from farol island to.the ihla deserta, you have to visit this in faro
  • Amazing place. Go for a walk early morning or late afternoon to enjoy the views. Bring binoculars for some birdwatching.