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Ilha da Culatra

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Address: Olhao, Portugal

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Gorgeous quiet island

We stayed on this island and lived like locals for a werk. There are not many facilities but a couple of small, simple places to get breakfast and a meal or daily needs but if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We were dramatically unlucky with the weather on our visit here, so this review has to be read in that context. It was so windy that you could barely hear and I was getting sandblasted in the face the whole time! That being said, there didn't seem to be a lot on this island. The restaurants looked shabby, the place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We stayed on this island and lived like locals for a werk. There are not many facilities but a couple of small, simple places to get breakfast and a meal or daily needs but if you like to live like a local, this is the place. You get there by ferry cheap or by water taxi for € 25 and... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to this beach, having been to Armona before. I really recommend it. It's a smaller place with fewer restaurants but what they have here are wonderful! There is a well stocked supermarket as you walk into the village so you can pick up water and a picnic if you like on your way to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fantastic Island, had a day there, lovely walk across to the Atlantic, should have taken food as its a 30 minuet walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I was lucky enough to visit Culatra Island on a recent boat trip in the Algarve. I had been by Faro on a number of occasions but had not hear of Culatra. You can get there on a Ferry from Olhoa which is a few miles away – but it is like visiting I thought one of the lesser known... More 

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dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It's such a beautiful island Culatra.....we went there on a Thursday after a boat trip and the hotel on the front with the blue chairs had fresh sardines and was amazing. Lovely lady served us, clean toilets. Returned on Sunday evening looking to replicate Thursday's lunch but because it was Sunday all the fish was sold out. We had booked... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

lovely island, restaurant finished cooking at 4pm so we had very little time for lunch. You can also go to the beach on this island so bring a towel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Culatra island is wonderful place to visit. A short ferry ride from Olhao. The beach is a 10 min walk from the ferry terminal, but it is well worth it. The beach is beautiful one of the best beaches I have been on, wonderful fine sand, clean and sparkling blue sea. And it is not heavy populated. It is perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The ferry ride from Olhao takes about 30 minutes to get here and an hour back so if you want to enjoy the beautiful beach for a full day you need to factor the set ferry timetable in or pay a higher price for private taxis that will get there and back more quickly and at more flexible times. That... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We love this place so much we have just bought our own little Holiday home their. The beach is wonderful, fantastic local restaurants and great people. I could talk about this place all day long but I think the other reviews of the island say it all. If I can help anyone with information please feel free to contact me.

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Address: Olhao, Portugal
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Olhao

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