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Ilha da Culatra

Olhao, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Olhao
Type: Islands
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Kullu, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Of the three island beaches of Olhao (Armona, Farol), culatra is my favorite. All are beautiful and worth a visit, but cultra's waters are crystal clear (Armona sometimes has algae), they are shallow and the beach is endless - (they all are truth be told, but this one feels longer for some reason). The waters may be a degree or... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

What do you expect from a real fishing village? It has a pier, smelly fishing nets, a church, bar and a single thoroughfare. It's wonderful. What's not to like? Plus it has probably, the freshest fish in Olhao. Take Captain Steve's tour of the island and village. Very English, very laconic, very enjoyable.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We took a day trip by ferry from Olhao to Culatra. It is a beautiful island with unspoilt clean beaches and clear but cold water. There is a great boardwalk to get to the beach from the ferry stop and you can also walk to Farol a neighbouring island. it is a small community with a number of cafes and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Culatra is truly magic. A small population of around 900, mostly involved in the fishing industry. A few superb seafood restaurants and a cafe bars. And of course a magnificent beach reached by a short stroll. No cars - only a few tractors for pulling out boats and a few three wheel scooter vans, to deliver groceries and essentials to... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I loved the peace and quiet although the Atlantic is very rough and swimming was not possible while we were there.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

You won't like it. Secluded isolated beach with no one else as far as you can see. No arcades and no bingo; no chips or even sardines; no ice creams; no music. Just a long, quiet beautiful beach. You'd hate it - stay away! It's all mine.........

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Redcar Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We visited here as part of an excursion from Olhao marina. The island village is home to working fishermen who take all the visitors in their stride.. happy to smile for photgraphs whilst continuing their work. Apparently there's no crime on the island and that's why so many sailors leave their sailing vessels berthed there over winter. There is also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

excellent seafood, we had the most delicious prawns and clams, we like the local beers and peaceful environment

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Use public ferry to get there. 7€ for 2 return :) Beach is one of the best you will find - breathtaking. Not many facilities on beach so take water etc! Restaurants on island sell fantastic sea food as they would.

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Tarbert, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Nice boat trip from just outside our Hotel (Real Marina). 20 euros each, which includes a running commentry, questions eagerly answered and - if you are really good - a shot of driving! View of the islands from the sea then a landing on Culatra for sight-seeing and lunch. Almost 4 hours round trip and a nice way of tanning... More

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