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Address: Olhao, Portugal

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A lovely place

I really loved the place. I spent a lovely day with my family walking around the town. A nice fishing town with beautiful views!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I really loved the place. I spent a lovely day with my family walking around the town. A nice fishing town with beautiful views!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Tipycall fisherman island.Very welcoming, beach is amanzing ,clear warm water , people are friendly .good place to go away from the stress.

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cambridgeshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We went over there yesterday, there's two small shops selling picnic foods etc., but the restaurant/cafe that you approach first when walking off from the local ferry, is very welcoming, very reasonably priced and the food was great. While away a few hours there and walk around the island looking at the houses and seeing the way the locals live... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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127 reviews 127 reviews
69 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

There are several islands at Ria Formosa (all with you have three departure ports: Faro - in front of the old fortress - and Olhão - 100 mts from the Fish Market), namely CULATRA, FAROL and DESERTA. On the boat trip to them you can see beautiful landscapes and take lovely photos. This one is a tipical fishermen village, with... More 

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Algarve
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If you like walking along an almost deserted beach or if you just want the short ferry ride and then sit in a bar near the ferry until you want to go back to the mainland you will enjoy Culatra

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

lovely local boat ride in the water bus, filled with locals and low season tourists. Beautiful walk on the island. Go with the locals, no need to spend mega bucks on the tourist tour boats.

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bordeaux
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Take the regular ferry to this island and visit another world.Charming little houses abound in the villages.They have had a football club on the island since 1974 but only acquired less essential services such as healthcare and sanitation in the 2000's .The people can appear sullen but such are island folk and scratch the surface and you will find warm... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This island is just a peace of paradise in earth. You can walk for miles with no one around. Don't forget to take a picnic with you and sun protection.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Beautiful place to visit and get a true insight to how the locals live. A must-see for anyone visiting olhao!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Walk all the way to the other side of the Island when you get off the ferry, follow the footpath. At the end there is an idyllic piece of secluded beach with lovely clear blue sea. The sand is so beautiful and soft it's like walking on talcum powder!

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