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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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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Towcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have visited this island on several occasions but over the years it has become very dirty and littered with rubbish and debris. It COULD be a little paradise - there are nice places to eat, good seafood, miles of soft sandy beach and clear blue sea. Locals say that its just in there nature to dump anything they don't... More

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We hired a special boat with crew who sailed us around the Ria Formosa, magnificent and worthwhile Walked around on the deserted beaches and had a wonderfull meal at the port, the fish were absolutely great and super fresh. On top of it the value for money could not have been better Do on a sunny day probably best not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Love Olhao and ilha culatra. Away from everything, great restaurants with superb quality fish, very quiet and a lovely place to spend the day.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Short boat ride, from Olhao. Great variety of little low fishermen's houses, no cars, sand pavements and paving slab roads. It's just a bit different - Good beach, interesting little shops and a selection of fish restaurants.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Culatra is a beautiful island with a fabulous beach, however our requirements I prefer the island of Armona. I'll explain why :- My son is 8 and loves playing in the sand, when we arrived at Culatra we started the walk to the beach (along the path and onto the boardwalk), it took us 20 minutes, the island is beautiful... More

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