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All reviews boat trip beautiful beach fishing village local ferry atlantic side sand dunes light house bars and restaurants well worth the visit golden sands euros return wooden walkway small restaurant sea bass seafood clear water clams
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take one of the boat trips from Olhão and have a tasty freshly cooked seafood lunch on Isla da Culatra. Stunning way to experience offshore Algarve on gentle seas.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank OlhaoNovembro59
Reviewed October 27, 2018

From the ferry drop off point to the beach is quite a long walk and not very accessible. Quaint little place where a lot of local islanders live still but not much else to do apart from sunbathe. Still, a lovely place to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

You can walk across it in a few minutes, but it is well worth the visit. Small active fishing port. There are a couple of very nice restaurants with patios.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JazboOttawa
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We visited in October 2018 on a beautiful warm/ hot sunny day.The ferry trip was interesting as we could see seabirds on the sandbanks and the breeze was heavenly.We docked on the Farol side and ate lunch in an ominously quiet and expensive restaurant.The beach...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jimi H
Reviewed October 20, 2018

We were dropped off on this small but busy fishing island when our dolphin viewing boat trip was cut short due to rough seas. We stayed less than an hour but enjoyed a coffee at one of the cafes on the front.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sheri501
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Taken to a restaurant off the beaten track by the boat captain/crew. Can only think that the restaurant was operated by a family member. Food was awful, ordered shrimps and they were so badly cooked I was reluctant to eat them and risk a serious...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank lurcher25
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Went here on a boat trip for the day. There are some nice bars and a restaurants here as well as a lovely beach which is a bit of a walk. There is a small town on the island which is also interesting to see...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank seanhH4079SU
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

The island has superb ocean-side beaches, several bars/cafes and an interesting landscape that shows itself in different ways depending on the height of tide. Well worth the ferry from Olhao.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank PhilipH2201
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We have eaten there many times and have never been disappointed - Rui really knows how to grill fish. Our favourites - Dourada (sea bass) and pork meat with clams.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Violeta H
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Caught the ferry from Olhao on a very hot Sunday afternoon. There are lots of cafes and bars, mostly crowded with the shady tables already full. However, a very full glass of wine is €1, Somerset cider €2. It’s an interesting little village to wander...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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March 21, 2018|
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Response from jean0124 | Reviewed this property |
From Olhao the ferry take roughly 15/20mins
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January 24, 2018|
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Response from Grethel C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Its possible to rent in Culatra island, also in Farol and Armona.
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Response from neidec2014 | Reviewed this property |
You can get a ferry boat from Faro near the mercado. Not expensive €2-€5.
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Ilha da Culatra - questions (2 Replies)
Ok A few questions I heard this island is untouched and quiet Ilha da Culatra are there place to stay overnight on this island. Would beach be warm in end of October during day time? Do many people go here? thanks
September 04, 2014|
Response fromfthw|
The temperatures are the same as I gave you in your other post for Ilha Deserta. The beach weather will be the same. If you have a look on Google maps, you can see the islands are close to eachother. There are people who have holiday homes on the island, if you search for Culatra or Farol you may find one. I don't think they do overnight stays and there are no hotels. The next island is Ilha Armona. It has many holiday homes and also Camping Arbitur which has cabins. Maybe they do...More