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Ilha da Culatra

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Address: Olhao, Portugal
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Gorgeous and authentic

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Suffolk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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Almancil, Portugal
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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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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 

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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 

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