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Ria Formosa Natural Park

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Olhao, Portugal
+351 289 700 210
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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
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Travellers talk about
“tidal mill” (13 reviews)
“magpie” (8 reviews)
“natural park” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Olhao, Portugal
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+351 289 700 210
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"tidal mill"
in 13 reviews
"magpie"
in 8 reviews
"natural park"
in 17 reviews
"ria formosa"
in 25 reviews
"bird life"
in 15 reviews
"quinta do lago"
in 5 reviews
"the reserve"
in 8 reviews
"bird watchers"
in 4 reviews
"fiddler crabs"
in 4 reviews
"salt marsh"
in 3 reviews
"old mill"
in 3 reviews
"pleasant walk"
in 3 reviews
"unusual birds"
in 3 reviews
"few hours"
in 11 reviews
"wild flowers"
in 5 reviews
"love nature"
in 2 reviews
"watching the birds"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like some of the comments on here we expected to pay€2.00, that I think is more than enough, the old man on the gate decided to charge us €2.80. This place is not the easiest to find and after walking for ages we literally stumbled...More

Thank karen d
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re interested in local flora and fauna then you’ll probably enjoy the park. I think more could have been made of the environmental concerns and it all looked a bit tired if I’m honest. Should also note that the Portuguese Water Dogs are no...More

Thank Jean B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a boat on the the Formosa, it's breathtaking. Even better Take a boat to fuzeta, it's still untouched by the modern world.

Thank 134nick
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a protected area to avoid further degradation of the salt marshes , costal dunes , and loss of habitat for birds, fiddler crabs, shellfish and so on that depend on these dunes and marshes for their survival. The extent of the protected area...More

Thank tom h
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park is on the edge of the city. We walked from the other side but a bus or taxi would have been advisable at once you get there you can easily walk another couple of miles around the park. The scenery is lovely and...More

1  Thank JohnW2458
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park feels unspoiled and at one with nature. There were good paths to cycle along and several large, accessible by ramp sheds to indulge in birdwatching. We found some old water mills made up as museums inside where we could find out some of...More

1  Thank BroomBroon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ria Formosa Natural Park is excellent, so many birds, shells and beaches. It is a very peaceful area and very natural, you can see the fishermen hauling in their catch.

1  Thank vacationgirl58
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is spread over such a diverse area from the mainland to the islands just off shore there is always a view to admire and enjoy.

1  Thank johnhp702
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend had heard so much about this park from the locals and finally decided to visit together one afternoon. Our first disappointment was the price, see I know very well that if you live in Portugal and can provide a NIF number...More

Thank Mathieu S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the main thing about a visit is that the amount of value is directly proportionate to the guide you take.

Thank Ian L
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Jon T
15 April 2018|
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Response from Geoffrey B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the delay in responding. You can enter and view the park on foot. I think the entrance fee was 2 euros, or something of that order.
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CM_Visitor
15 October 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
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