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Ria Formosa Natural Park

#5 of 39 things to do in Olhao Features Animals
Olhao, Portugal
+351 289 700 210
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Olhao, Portugal
+351 289 700 210
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank thegreatescaper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank PsychoSavager
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 21 May 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 14 May 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.

2  Thank peterhG1907JV
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Park covers a vast area on the mainland and across the islands, check out the plants and colours on the islands, just a relaxing unspoilt place to enjoy.

Thank johnhp702
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

A great place for a peaceful walk through nature, but in all honesty, there is not much to do or see here (unless you're an avid bird watcher). My friend and I walked around the whole area but found it quite boring; the most entertaining...More

2  Thank sibel e
Reviewed 9 May 2017

It´s really a shame that such a wonderful place is so abandoned. It wouldn´t need too much to get better. A great interpretation trail wouldn´t be hard to do if the responsible entities would have the wish to do so. It´s sad that no one...More

1  Thank CCurado
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