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Ilha da Culatra

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Address: Olhao, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 912 345 678
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Interesting settlement and way of life.

We didn't do too much walking about here as we felt we were intruding a little. The ferry trip across the bay is interesting, in itself and cheap, under €4 return. A winter... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
N. E. England
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N. E. England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We didn't do too much walking about here as we felt we were intruding a little. The ferry trip across the bay is interesting, in itself and cheap, under €4 return. A winter timetable was operating so we chose an early lunch and a quick return on the next ferry. The island has had quite a bit of EU cash... More 

Thank PeterN.E.England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got the ferry over to culatra and had a brill day. Very romantic and quaint. We had nearly the whole beach to ourselves and the locals were so welcoming. We loved spending the day here.

Thank Anna E
Almancil, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great day out for lunch and strolling along the board walk to the beach. Don't forget to stop in and visit the local baker and sample some of her delectable pastries. Several restaurants to choose from but don't forget to come early as they fill up fast.

Thank Suz2002
London UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We went there a year ago taking the ferry from Olhao. Loved it. had drink in the beach bar and had lunch in one of the restaurants. We intend to visit the island again next week when we're in the Algarve. The first time, we went straight to Farol, but this time we want take the ferry to the Culatra... More 

Thank paulborger
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

one of the lovely fishing islands off Olhao, it is easy to get to by the local ferry, and a lot cheaper than the boat trips, my recommendation would be to catch the ferry to this island then walk out to the beach, the view is amazing with a very sandy beach and clear water, you can then walk along... More 

Thank Mel R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

We spent a hot week in Olhao and shoved off to the island of Culatra ( 4 ferries a day, 3.10e rtn). Culatra always has sea breezes and is much cooler than the mainland. The island has a brilliant beach ,miles long with lovely sand but no bar, sunbeds or shade. There is wifi in some bars, but most bars... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

First few times we went to this island, it was part of a boat trip (cost circa 70 Euros for 4 of us) but we only had 45 mins there - just long enough to have a drink at the first bar we came across. Then, a couple of weeks ago, we wanted more time there, so we caught a... More 

Thank RoyCosway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

This is the best beach that I have ever been to ( specially when the tides out , so many shallow pools of warm water full of fishes and great for beach combing , loads of sand bank islands )but having said this all of the beaches in the area are fabulous.

Thank Pickledill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Do not just go there for one day but stay and rent a little house. Thats the wat to experience the island. Lovely walk to the beautiful beach and close to the harbour a Lovely restaurant with fresh fish.

Thank Loes N
Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

This island can only be accessed via boat and it is a great little island in the formosa with some great beaches. There are loads of little bars and restaurants on the island and the prices seemed reasonable even though we didn't actually eat or drink there as was on a 2 hour boat trip.

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