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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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  • Ferry from Olhao get off at Culatra and walk along miles and miles of deserted sandy beach to Farol, I just love it. 
    Ferry from Olhao get off at Culatra and walk along miles and miles of deserted sandy beach to Farol, I just love it.  more »
  • Brilliant day out. As suggested by previous contributor we got ferry to Farol which left Olhau at 11am. We walked along an almost deserted beach for most of an hour and stopped at the end of the... 
    Brilliant day out. As suggested by previous contributor we got ferry to Farol which left Olhau at 11am. We walked along an almost deserted beach for most of an hour and stopped at the end of the...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Unique island with beautiful endless beaches. Small village with typical houses and a few nice eateries serving generally good and fresh seafood. We recommend going on an easy stroll from Culatra to Farol, about half an hour along the beach. Just beautiful.

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