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Ilha da Culatra

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Address: Olhao, Portugal
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A wonderful day out

We took the 11 o clock ferry, had a lovely coffee, a before taking the gentle walk through the village and on the boardwalk to the glorious deserted beach. We strollled a along... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the 11 o clock ferry, had a lovely coffee, a before taking the gentle walk through the village and on the boardwalk to the glorious deserted beach. We strollled a along collecting a lovely selection of shell, before heading back. Did not want a big lunch so had a toasty and an ice cream, took lots of photos... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing changes - Let's hope it doesn't fall foul of the commercialisation bug - unlike Olhao which is slowly losing its charm

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The island of Culatra, accessed by boat only, lies in the Ria Formosa on the Algarve coast. While belonging to the municipality of Faro, the closest port is Olhao, the principal fish port on this stretch of coast. The villages of Culatra and Farol, inhabited by fisherfolk, are linked to Olhao and Faro by ferry (infrequent in winter) and water... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Nice, quiet and with real fishermen. So near from Olhao but an other world. I enjoyed a fish meal, really fresh and yummy. Apparently you could walk to Farol Island. Sounds nice. But during winter the ferries are sparse.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Easy ferry trip from Olhao just over 2 euros for 30 min trip the island is stunning and easy walk on wooden staging to beautiful uncrowned beach eat at A Taska on the way back to the ferry wonderful cataplana

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Kingston upon thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

The ferry crossing was just a few quids to Culatra. Walking to beach was easy and took about 20 minutes and was worth the walk. Beautiful sandy beach walk to Farol. At this time of the year only a couple of restaurant open with limited menu which is expected at this time of the year.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

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.

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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 

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