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Ilha da Culatra

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Address: Olhao, Portugal
Phone Number: 351918707405
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Subject: Ilha da Culatra Location: Olhao, Faro District, Algarve, Portugal, Europe Title: Boat trip Rota Das Ilhas ID#: 344421053 We did a boat trip with a local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Subject: Ilha da Culatra Location: Olhao, Faro District, Algarve, Portugal, Europe Title: Boat trip Rota Das Ilhas ID#: 344421053 We did a boat trip with a local fishersman son who took us to Culatra,he explained us every thing about flora and fauna,the way they live and so on.We had a very excellent meal with fresh fish lots of wine and... More 

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1 Thank Eddy N
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice beach. No toilet facilities on boat or on walk to beach. Got boat back from farol, though almost missed boat as there were no signposts to ferry.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is one of the most relaxing and beautiful places i have been to in Europe it is so chilled out and peaceful its as if its a different world from the hussle and bussle of the portuguese coast just sit and watch the world go by or walk for miles on completely deserted beaches listening to the atlantic roll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

A great place to hire accommodation. If you want total peace and quiet no cars. Regular ferries in high season. Great restaurants and white beaches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We visited the island on a boat tour in December so it was quite quiet. Definitely worth a visit, great fish restaurants and lovely traditional houses. There is a board walk which takes you across the island which we only got chance to see part of but would have loved to go right across.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

From Olhao's pier it takes about 30 minutes by a regular small ship to Culatra island through the Ria Formosa lagoon (for less than 2 Euros one way). One arrives at the main settlement, which surprises as a simple fishermen's village with no cars (only a tractor and a tricycle) and hardly any concessions to tourism. There are a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The Island of Culatra is one of the most unusual places I have ever visited in Europe. It is a half-hour ferry ride away from the port of Olhao and the ferries are very regular in the summer and a little less so in the winter. The beach on the far (ocean) side of the island is probably the best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This island takes you back in time everything is charming small colorful houses, families that depend on fishing, peace and tranquility of a place a little out of touch. I have not seen a single person with the I Phone in hand ... that's great!

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The whole of this area if so interesting, relaxing and makes one feel completely at ease. All these different islands and the collection of different boats and the choice of fish is unbelievable.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We visited in October and were disappointed to find the normally beautiful sandy beach had all but disappeared. Not sure whether this was due to abnormal weather conditions and very high tides or coastal erosion. Have previously spent many happy hours here though.

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