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Ilha da Culatra

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Address: Olhao, Portugal
Phone Number: 351912345678
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Came here as part of boat trip

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Durham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I decided that we wanted to go to Culatra prior to us going to Olhao. We got the ferry across to the island and then got off and walked past a boat and church with the locals sitting outside it. We walked right over to the other side where the new boardwalk is which took us to... More 

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Versailles, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A gorgeous island not to miss. Cute and welcoming you will still need to walk a little to reach the beach. But once there you won't regret it. Amazing view and preserved nature. Try there fish also as this is the main Portuguese fishing island. I had swordfish which was delicious

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Thank Fixy89
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Deserted, clean, peaceful island. Beautiful! Gorgeous water and temperature. The children on our boat trip had a great time building sand castles we loved swimming in the sea. Walking around the island was lovely too.

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Thank Neide C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Real Marina hotel who told us about the ferry to Culatra. If you are planning to go it's much cheaper taking the ferry from the jetty in the main town. We went to both Culatra and Armona and cost 2 adults and 1 child less than 10 euros return each time. Both times we took the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This is the fishermans Island and is well worth a visit to see the fishing boats, to meet the locals and to indulge in some local fare. The sea food is plentiful and not expensive at all. The beaches seem popular, but I didn't visit the beach as I was on an Island tour and chose to eat a meal... More 

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Olhao, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Culatra is an island in the Algarve with an incredible extension of semi-wild coastline beach where you can relax and enjoy nature with almost no one around. Besides, it is a fishing community where you can savour the most delicious typical seafood dishes you can find.

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Thank SandraPatrao
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

This 1200-soul island has everything you need. A church, a school, shops, beaches and most importantly, a bar! We loved our visit here and felt the total unity of the inhabitants. Lots of fishing boats and of course loads of fish and seafood available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Took a boat taxi to this beach 50 euro return, bit expensive, but you get to pick when you go and when you return. You can do this same trip on the big ferry for half the price. About a 15min walk to the beach once you get there. There are no sun-beds on the beach so take your own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Took a boat taxi to this island , breath taking marina, 15 min walk to beach, through quirky houses, wooden walk way. Toilet not in use. Couldn't find sun beds for hire although other reviewers had. When you get to beach walk either to left or right to avoid wasps and get peace and quiet. Waves amazing and we had... More 

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