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“Awesome island” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ilha da Culatra

Ilha da Culatra
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US$27.44*
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Ria Formosa Catamaran Trip from Faro
Ranked #2 of 36 things to do in Olhao
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Piedimonte Etneo, Italy
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128 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Awesome island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Very nice island and beach, clean and well organized. Good choice of restaurants and lido with loungers and parasol at reasonable prices

Visited August 2014
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Towcester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Debris!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

I have visited this island on several occasions but over the years it has become very dirty and littered with rubbish and debris. It COULD be a little paradise - there are nice places to eat, good seafood, miles of soft sandy beach and clear blue sea. Locals say that its just in there nature to dump anything they don't want. Well its not in their visitor's nature and if they want to promote tourism, they must change their attitude. Its just such a shame!

Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Michael P
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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“The Portuguese Caraibes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We hired a special boat with crew who sailed us around the Ria Formosa, magnificent and worthwhile
Walked around on the deserted beaches and had a wonderfull meal at the port, the fish were absolutely great and super fresh.
On top of it the value for money could not have been better
Do on a sunny day probably best not in hottest months in order to avoid sunburn...

Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Peter W
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67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“My fav part of the world ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Love Olhao and ilha culatra. Away from everything, great restaurants with superb quality fish, very quiet and a lovely place to spend the day.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Another world”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Short boat ride, from Olhao. Great variety of little low fishermen's houses, no cars, sand pavements and paving slab roads. It's just a bit different - Good beach, interesting little shops and a selection of fish restaurants.

Visited July 2014
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