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
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.
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
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
Do yourself favour and take the half hour ferry journey across from Olhao if you are staying there. You will find wonderful beaches on the South side of the island which strech as far as the eye can see. We walked around the island on two visits and found two contrasting sides. the wild Atlantic on one and the inland... More
Beautiful beaches, no cars, relaxing and friendly. There are restaurants, supermarkets, school and medical center there, It also has a working fish harbour. A very good communty spirit and it is a very popular place with holidaymakers. the weather was good and there were still lots of tourists around . the island is very clean and part of the nature... More
Steve owns a restored traditional Portuguese sardine fishing boat and runs trips to Culatra from the Olhão water taxi pontoon. He does two trips, one for lunch and a longer one that includes swimming / snorkelling on Ihla da Armona. We chose the lunch trip and well worthwhile it was. Steve explained a bit about the Natural Park of Ria... More
I have been here quite a few times. I normally anchor off the fishing marina. Most come across from Olhao on the ferry which in August gets busy, Alternatively and much more fun take a water taxi (25 euros for 4 people and an additional 5 for each extra person - one way). The water taxis belt around at ridiculous... More
A small, quiet village with a boardwalk which leads to a magnificent beach. Part of the beach area is tended by a lifeguard who orders peole out of the water if they enter it outside of the safe area.
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