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Ilha da Culatra

Olhao, Portugal
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Olhao
Type: Islands
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We chose a very windy day, but it was a enjoyable tour and the skipper really knew his stuff about the island of Culatra and the people and their history. The architecture is very pretty on the island and thereis a beautiful beach that you reach by walking along a winding wooden bridge.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

It was my first time in the Algarve and the experience was superb. Everybody was warm and welcoming,the trips were exciting on boat and inland. The weather wasn't great and as such the flamingos and dolphins were nowhere to be found but overall the trip was smashing.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Go prepared, travelled off season and very little open. Beach fantastic. Ensure you have a ferry timetable as infrequent off season. Local ferry much cheaper than water taxi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It was so lovely to visit these islands. We came in May 2013 and at times it felt like we were the only people on the beaches. It was like paradise, so peaceful! We even saw dolphins in the distance. I think we came here about 3/4 times during our week in Olhao and it is perfect with the water... More

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Pontefract
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8 reviews 8 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Extraordinary place with fishermen and their homes. A water taxi will get you there or one of the fishing trips that stop there for lunch

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Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Visited the island with the bout tour of Captain Steve. Not many foreigners know the island like Steve, and we followed his recommendations about lunch at the local café. A hotpot with various fresh seafood, onion and tomatoes; really tasty. A visit to the beach where the locals were digging clams and a tour of the village rounded off the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Take the walkway to the beach. Beautiful long sandy deserted beach. Had a swim -not too cold for end Nov. Its a must if you are visiting this area

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Another gorgeous Algarve desert island but beware the ferry drops you at a busy small adequate beach however most people opt for the long walk to the next one which is stunning but 60 minutes return.

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Tyneside
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13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

You walk through the houses and onto an elevated walkway to get to the Atlantic side, as you walk along through the sand dunes it is strange to see the masts of boats dotted in the dunes, the area must get flooded at high tide. By the time we reached the beach everyone had dispersed and we had the place... More

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Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Beautiful place but the boat services are few and far between. Make sure you plan your trip around the timetable to avoid getting marooned on the island! Huge seagulls, clear water, schools of fish visible if you look off the pier. Friendly locals. The island has a long, raised boardwalk running from one end to the other. You have to... More

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