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Ilha da Culatra

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Address: Olhao, Portugal

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Beautiful Ilha da Culatra

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Frankfurt, Germany

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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Lodon
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We chartered a fishing trip - caught two, very small fish - and then landed on Culatra for lunch. Our boat captain ate with us and helped us to select some wonderful food for lunch. There is a small pastry shop around the corner - apparently the woman makes one specialty that cannot be found anywhere else - in the... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

fine food and drinks @reasonable prices,white sand beach longer than the eye could see. lovely shrubs and flowers well maintained low rise dwellings and light house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We have visited Culatra before but took friends this time. We had a great day here, helped by wonderful weather. The ten minute walk to the pristine beach is so worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Culatra island is one of the secrets of the Algarve. We're talking of 7 km of beaches that are only acessible by boat. This factor makes the beach not as heavy populated as other beaches in the region. There's regular boats in the summer that will cost around 2 euros a trip but take at least half an hour to... More 

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

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