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Ria Formosa Natural Park

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Olhao, Portugal
+351 289 700 210
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“tidal mill” (12 reviews)
“natural park” (18 reviews)
“magpie” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Olhao, Portugal
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+351 289 700 210
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"tidal mill"
in 12 reviews
"natural park"
in 18 reviews
"magpie"
in 8 reviews
"ria formosa"
in 26 reviews
"bird life"
in 15 reviews
"fiddler crabs"
in 5 reviews
"quinta do lago"
in 5 reviews
"the reserve"
in 8 reviews
"bird watchers"
in 4 reviews
"few hours"
in 12 reviews
"salt marsh"
in 3 reviews
"old mill"
in 3 reviews
"pleasant walk"
in 3 reviews
"unusual birds"
in 3 reviews
"wild flowers"
in 5 reviews
"saw lots of wildlife"
in 2 reviews
"watching the birds"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would highly reccomend booking a 3 hour boat trip with Sabino boat Tours out of Olhao. They have excellent, boat, skippers, guides and equipment! It's both relaxing and educating!

Thank Øyvind M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a day away from it all wandering around the nature reserve, walk 15 mins from Olhao and explore the natural park. It’s so peaceful, look out for a wide variety of birds and the odd chameleon, while searching for the old water...More

Thank Vicky2202
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is amazing to see how people work in the lagoon like in the potato field. The nature is beautiful! One can find pretty big and nice shells walking in the shallow waters. Captains of the boats were great in their explanations. Worth to experience...More

1  Thank KamenSpassov
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did a two hour boat trip which we all enjoyed. Saw quite a few birds and loved landing on the deserted island. Memorable and very enjoyable thanks to super commentary by guide about the birds. Eco tour company but I can’t remember the name.

1  Thank Alison061067
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is a measure of the economic struggles of Portugal that so little is made of this part of the protected coast. It is still worth a visit, but the facilities are nowhere near as good as the advertising says. We walked there though the...More

Thank Lewis_the_Barman
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This park is an easy walk for most people as it is on the flat the majority of the time. You can enjoy sea views, pond views, and plenty of flowers and birds.

2  Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We booked a tour for 5 hours to Ria Formosa. Departure from Faro Harbour. It was a very beautiful tour to 3-4 islands. The nature is great! The islands are pretty and relax. We had a great captain, named Pedro. He speaks Portugese, English and...More

1  Thank corianneschipper
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

The park was difficult to find walking from the other side of town as it's not very well signposted. Found the entrance by accident (and google on the phone). The park itself doesn't seem that well maintained and the toilets are absolutely disgusting when they...More

Thank Inca102
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Had a great boat 1.5 hr boat trip out past Culatra, & Armona Island on this lovely comfortable boat. Great to see Olhao from the water.

Thank DBrightstar
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We are staying at the Real Marina Hotel and we get a great view of the Ria Formosa from our balcony and the swimming pool area each day. We also went on a boat tour of the islands which included a bit of walking and...More

1  Thank davidwilliambarnes
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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
16 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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