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Ilha da Culatra

Olhao, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Olhao
Type: Islands
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Real Portugal, although a boat trip away from Olhao, Monte Gordon and Tavira it is the real Portuguese fishing communities home. The beaches although a ten minute walk from the harbours are well worth it

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Seaham, England, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Freshest seafood to be had, great people, amazing beaches. Good place to look around. Is small but friendly, great to see how the fishermen live and work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Amazing island, local fisherman live and work here all year round. Very friendly. Beaches are golden sands with blue blue water

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We took a boat trip from Olhao to Culatra on the recommendation of the staff at the front desk of our hotel and we weren't disappointed. I don't need an excuse to go on a boat and the journey itself was enjoyable. The passengers were predominantly Portuguese which I took as a good sign. Once we landed via a stop... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited this amazing place several times while sailing and always been amazed. Great beaches and local food to die for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Im amazed to find places like this ,beautifull fishing village,clear sea waters,white sabd beaches ,good food!!!must visit!

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portishead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We took a boat trip from Olhao through the Ria Formosa to Culatra. The skipper told us about life in the region which is a million miles from the beach life or markets. The island itself is a real beauty - no cars, endless sand, lots of chilled out bars. We stopped at a cafe and had great fish lunch... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I visited this island while on a short break in the town of Olhao. It's incredibly beautiful and peaceful, there's no traffic at all, save for a local kid on a BMX bike who'd yell 'beep beep' as he cycled up behind you. You can rent sun loungers on the beautiful quiet beach on Culatra, six quid a pop and... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Quite isolated, this island is a perfect place for a getaway from a busy city life! Boats, fishermen, seagulls and a very, very long beach! Lovely place for a long weekend!

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very nice island and beach, clean and well organized. Good choice of restaurants and lido with loungers and parasol at reasonable prices

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