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Ilha da Culatra

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Address: Olhao, Portugal

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Beautiful Culatra

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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Frankfurt, Germany
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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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Greater London, United Kingdom
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Ria Formosa offers some great days out and Culatra is definitely worth a stop by. We visited on a boat tour we were on and although it was windy that day we still enjoyed it. It's a bit of a long walk from the port to the beach but it's well worth it and the walk is lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A short ferry trip from Olhao takes you to Culatra. It's a quaint wee fishing village (with some nice cafes) and a short walk takes you to one of the most stunning, and yet quiet, beaches. It was idyllic. We lunched at Restaurant Rui, eating oysters and mixed fish, and watching the fishermen tend their nets. It was one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Loved watching the fishermen going about their business, watched the gulls diving for fish and saw the king of birds the stork getting the lions share of the fish, Found some amazing shells to bring home

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

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