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Ilha da Culatra

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Address: Olhao, Portugal

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Brilliant day relaxing on this beautiful island

We have visited Culatra before but took friends this time. We had a great day here, helped by wonderful weather. The ten minute walk to the pristine beach is so worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
PETEANDSANDIE
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ireland
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ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We have visited Culatra before but took friends this time. We had a great day here, helped by wonderful weather. The ten minute walk to the pristine beach is so worth it.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Culatra island is one of the secrets of the Algarve. We're talking of 7 km of beaches that are only acessible by boat. This factor makes the beach not as heavy populated as other beaches in the region. There's regular boats in the summer that will cost around 2 euros a trip but take at least half an hour to... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Fabulous beaches with a variety of birdlife. Good local restaurants, but you need to check ferry times during the shoulder season, i.e. late April/early May so you don't get stranded.

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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Lovely car free island...I sure will go back.! Ssssj...dont tell anyone about this place:-) A small shop with what you need - good food - friendly people. Good wine.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great beach and secure walking path to, premium "ameijoas" at Restaurant "RUI", be careful: few ferries before June 1st

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful beach in a true working fishermans village. Nice grilled fish at small restaurant (I had belt fish). Take a boat tour there as a good guide will show you the amazing sea life in the dock.

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leeds ,UK
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

It is a good 20 minutes walk to the beach from the ferry and there is NOTHING there when you arrive but the 3 miles of deserted sand and rolling blue sea. The flowers and swallowtail butterflies were a delight as were the various birds we saw. There is a plan to remove 800 houses from the island and return... More 

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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Small island separating Olhao from the Mediterranean, with a clutch of very small houses, a few bars and restaurants and a lovely unspoiled beach, reach from the ferry terminal by a long boardwalk through some sand dunes. No facilities on the beach, so take food and water with you if you go for the day !

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a 365 days working and living fisherman's village. We went to visit this as part of 4 island tour booked through Natura tours. There was a 1.5 hours break for lunch. You can also go on your own using the Ferry service. Beware that if you are vegetarian then your options are limited to Pizza and Ice-creams, however... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We went to Culatra via the public ferry from Olhao for 2 euros each way, per person - there are many other ways to get there, but the public ferry is by far the cheapest. It took us about 20 minutes to stroll through to the beach. Culatra is a very small Island where few people live and there are... More 

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