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Ria Formosa Natural Park

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Olhao, Portugal
+351 289 700 210
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“tidal mill” (11 reviews)
“bird hides” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Olhao, Portugal
+351 289 700 210
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful peaceful area, just back from the barrier islands along the coast from the border with Spain and towards Faro. Lots of walking and biking trails, well marked pathways and you can get away from all vehicle traffic. Flamingos, herons, egrets and many wading birds...More

Thank chequecentre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a delightful natural park to walk or cycle through to see birds,reptiles, flora and fauna. Try a trip on a sedgway or a good walk along the way towards the airport. For the exercise types this is a lovely place to run walk...More

Thank WoIman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was really amazing trip, we like natural staff so we really liked it. The turist guy was so funny and friendly.

Thank Petra T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a place I return to at least once a year and will be back again in December once again hunting for the elusive chameleon

Thank freds1232015
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Here's why: 1. Bird Watchers: There are many bird that fly through here on the way to Africa & vice versa. We saw flamingos and several other unusual birds here. They have blinds set up on 2 bodies of water. 2. History: There is a...More

Thank Andy G
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Well worth a visit for just a couple of Euros. Good if you like nature and birdwatching, so bring some binoculars. The restored tidal mill is interesting

Thank Cowshedman
Reviewed October 7, 2017

We came here on a very hot Saturday while on holiday locally. Thoroughly enjoyed following the main nature trail which takes in the various wildlife habitats, the tide mill and salt marshes. Saw lots of birds including, of course, the flamingos. It all reminded me...More

Thank PVilly
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Very informative, well signed walks through different areas, we saw the Tide Mill, many different seabirds including: Flamingo, red legged Stilt, Spoonbill and many other waders. Good hides to watch from and a fresh water pond also with many ducks and Turtles. No sign of...More

Thank Gideon C
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Do not take this trip if you want to see the canals and bird life etc . It is simply a 'bus ride' from the pier to each island where you stay for about 20 minutes on each with no time to do anything. Skipper...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Go with a tour (sabinos boat) because then you get explained and showed everything. Many animals and happenings we had not realized without a guide. The nature is so beautiful!

Thank Veronika A
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October 15, 2017|
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Response from bdenhow | Reviewed this property |
Fuseta is part of the Ria Formosa which stretches from near Quartiera in the west to beyond Tavira in the east. You can ferry to one of the islands from there. The Ria Formosa estuary is a labyrinth of canals, islands... More