Water Activities - Boat Tours in Ria Formosa - 4H Octopus Route

4H Octopus Route

  • 4H hour(s)
  • 30€ /person
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Experience Description

4h tour on Ria Formosa Natural Park with a stop for lunch in Santa Luzia, the Octopus Capital. 


Location Itinerary

Octopus Route

Octopus is one of the most coveted mollusks in the Algarve, and the number of ways to cook it is immense in Portugal. In this tour, which starts at Cabanas and takes you across the Tavira Island, you can learn more about the importance of this species for local people, the forms of artisanal fishing and of course, you can taste the various dishes that local traditions have been keeping all this long. Octopus rice, Polvo à Lagareiro (octopus flooded in olive oil), grilled octopus ovas (eggs), or sun dried octopus are some of the recipes you can try in Santa Luzia, where we stop for 1h30m, before heading to the fabulous Terra Estreita beach (30m stop).

Octopus Route

Itinerary: Cabanas - Tavira Bay - Tavira Island - Quatro Águas - Santa Luzia (1H30 stop for lunch, not included) - Terra Estreita Beach (30mins stop) - Cabanas


  • Walking on the beach

  • Birds observation and identification

  • Swimming in the sea


  • Salt farms

  • Oyster and small clams farms

  • Cabanas island

  • Tavira island

  • Good restaurants

  • Fishermen neighborhood

  • Terra Estreita beach

  • Ria Formosa Fauna

  • Ria Formosa Flora

  • Quatro Águas area

  • Santa Luzia

  • Tavira inlet

  • Salt farms

  • Cabanas island

  • Walkway of Ria Formosa Avenue

  • Church of Nossa Srª do Mar

  • Fort St. João da Barra

  • Tavira

  • Tavira island


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