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Ria Formosa Natural Park

#5 of 38 things to do in Olhao Features Animals
Olhao, Portugal
+351 289 700 210
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Bird Watching Guided Boat Trip in Ria Formosa from Faro Algarve
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  • Average12%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Olhao, Portugal
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+351 289 700 210
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting the Ria wasvery exciting and key discovery of the Algarve . Probably our best day in this whole vacation. I nest and worth the price if visited with a specific book tour like the one done with Rui / RothAs Islas. He helps to...More

Thank GEOFFROY D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a tour of these wonderful set of islands with our friends that had 12 year olds included. They loved it as they could go swimming in the sea and playing on the beach. We went for an ice cream at the cafe...More

Thank JoshBinns
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

A nice walk through several different environments, we spent 3hours going around the well maintained tracks. A nice selection of birds were seen including all the commoner species we wanted to see such as Golden Orioles, Hoopoes, Kentish Plovers and Sardinian Warblers. We'd hoped to...More

2  Thank Lesebyst U
Reviewed June 21, 2017

We visited a week ago on a very hot day, unfortunately the visitor centre was closed for lunch for 2 hours when we arrived at it! I wish we had been told this on arrival especially on such a hot day. The gentleman at the...More

1  Thank Pamela M
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

Worth a boat journey or two . Not the normal 'algarve' but worth a visit especially for wildlife. Some photos but they will not do it justice. Best very early or late summer

2  Thank thegreatescaper
Reviewed June 3, 2017

This was an interesting island. It was lovely to see the old houses, huts and the old style way of living on the island. The food was ok nothing special in our opinion. It is a very long walk out to the beach on the...More

Thank gadgetman2015
Reviewed May 29, 2017

This place is a little hard to find as it's not well signposted - the entrance is at GPS coordinates 37.0329201, -7.8220598 if you want to make your search easier. Entry is €2.70 per adult and there's free parking inside. While not spectacular, we enjoyed...More

2  Thank PsychoSavager
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Lots of different habitats allowing for a wide range of birds and plants, plenty of islands with quiet beaches many inhabited and with restaurants. It runs from the Near the Spanish border to the west of Faro airport.

Thank bdenhow
Reviewed May 21, 2017

Make sure all the various trips are looked at as there are quite a few options available including lunch on occasion.

Thank RoyLind
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Ria Formosa NP is a laguna made by the ocean. Many birds, good trip by local small tour operator (Nuno, with support of his dog; see picture), who knows the area very well and spoke excellent English.

3  Thank peterhG1907JV
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