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Address: Olhao, Portugal

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Peace and tranquility

We went to Culatra via the public ferry from Olhao for 2 euros each way, per person - there are many other ways to get there, but the public ferry is by far the cheapest. It took... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Manchester
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Bexley, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is a 365 days working and living fisherman's village. We went to visit this as part of 4 island tour booked through Natura tours. There was a 1.5 hours break for lunch. You can also go on your own using the Ferry service. Beware that if you are vegetarian then your options are limited to Pizza and Ice-creams, however... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We went to Culatra via the public ferry from Olhao for 2 euros each way, per person - there are many other ways to get there, but the public ferry is by far the cheapest. It took us about 20 minutes to stroll through to the beach. Culatra is a very small Island where few people live and there are... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I had read about Culatra in a walking guide to the Algarve so took the ferry from Olhao to spend a few hours walking around the island. To say it did not disappoint would be a big understatement - we made for the beach and walked east and had nearly 3 miles of perfect sandy beach completely to ourselves with... More 

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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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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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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
107 helpful votes 107 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
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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 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
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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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