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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. Before you visit Olhao, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Gorgeous place and beach, went just to Farol as too hot to walk far when we were there. Take cash to pay for the ferry - the kiosk didn't accept cards when we were there. Restaurants a little pricer....  more
    Gorgeous place and beach, went just to Farol as too hot to walk far when we were there. Take cash to pay for the ferry - the kiosk didn't accept cards when we were there. Restaurants a little pricer....  more »
  • The most beautiful island in the Algarve, traditional houses, fantastic restaurants and a cosy atmosphere. 
    The most beautiful island in the Algarve, traditional houses, fantastic restaurants and a cosy atmosphere.  more »
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  • Just beautiful!
  • Beautiful, authentic island with not very much tourism - and that in combination with the fishermen and their families living there is what makes it so unique and beautiful. Take a walk, enjoy really fresh fish, the long besutiful beaches and respect the families living there. Enjoy a calm small island.

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