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Olhao, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We caught the ferry across from Olhao. It takes about 20 minutes and is in very sheltered waters. Once there we walked for about 20 minutes to the St Antonio restaurant. We both had salted cod with salad and a jug of the house white....More

Thank martinedwardi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the local ferry from Olhao , costing just a couple of euros . There are no cars just local houses near the ferry drop off area. A few restaurants available for a meal or just coffee , ( also to use loos as...More

1  Thank waperth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a beautiful place, and as others have said, why travel long-haul when you can be here in just over two hours from the UK - white powdery sands, clear blue sea (algae can happen anywhere, it's called nature, not that we have ever...More

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You can only get there by ferry and the walk to the beach, from where the ferry drops you off, is about 35-40 minutes long. There are no taxis. The beach is very wide and has golden sand. Unfortunately, there were so many algae we...More

Thank andreeas77
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

In my opinion this is the best island near Olhao. The water is cristal clear. Also when the low tide comes, you can access some "small islands" which are a bit far from the actual beach

Thank 690andreiv
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

It’s worth the crossing and the walk. Beautyfull sandbanks. Cristal clear water which is surprisingly warm in comparison with other Portuguese beaches. Went there three time in a row and would go more if the flight wasn’t tomorrow

Thank Christophercrombe
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We caught the ferry from Olhao at 10 and were on the island about 10.20. The weather was sunny and warm and a gentle stroll to the magnificent beaches took no more than 20 minuets. The houses are well kept, unlike the houses on Culatra...More

1  Thank vaogamari
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

It's a lovely day out . Get ferry from olhao. Easy access to boat both sides too . Lots of cafes/restaurants etc , and walk between the pretty little houses to get to a lovely long white sandy beach ..take your own brolly for shade...More

6  Thank Sandra A
Reviewed 25 July 2018

If you live in Europe don't sit on a plane for 10+ hours to go to a desert island! Go to Olhao and get the ferry across to this fabulous traffic free island to reach an island which is just one enormous beach!

1  Thank RoniHertfordshire
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We have been visiting Ilha Armona for almost 10 years and love the simplicity city of the island and it's few restaurants The Tapas bar A3 and San Antonio near the Atlantic beach are firm favourites . We had lunch last summer at Tolhinos and...More

2  Thank Virginia G
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Linda G
26 September 2018|
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Response from johnhp702 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Linda The closest town is Olhao were there are hotels and apartments. Olhao also has lots of restaurants and cafes to choose from. The train station is just a few minutes walk away from were you can get to Faro and... More
16 May 2018|
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Response from jean0124 | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry been a while I had to go back to the uk the place to go to rent is Airbnb on line hope this answers your question