Octopus Route

Departure - Tavira


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

The octopus is one of the most coveted mollusks in the Algarve. The number of ways to cook it is immense. On this tour, which starts in Cabanas and takes you to Tavira Island, you can learn more about the importance of this species for local populations, the ways of artisanal fishing and, of course, you can taste the various local traditional dishes. Octopus rice, lagareiro octopus, grilled octopus roe, or dry 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 (stop 30m).


4 hours


30€ / person


  • Salinas
  • Viveiros de ostras, berbigão e amêijoa
  • Ilha de Cabanas
  • Ilha de Tavira
  • Bons restaurantes
  • Bairro dos pescadores
  • Praia de Terra Estreita
  • Fauna da Ria Formosa
  • Flora da Ria Formosa
  • Zona das Quatro Águas
  • Santa Luzia
  • Barra de Tavira
  • Salinas
  • Ilha de Cabanas
  • Passadiço da Av. Ria Formosa
  • Igreja de Nossa Srª do Mar
  • Forte de S. João da Barra
  • Tavira
  • Ilha de Tavira


  • Nadar no mar
  • Caminhada na praia
  • Observação e identificação de aves


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  • Ilha de Tavira – Quatro Águas – Santa Luzia (1h30 stop para almoço, não incluído)
  • Praia da Terra Estreita (30mins stop)
  • Cabanas de Tavira
  • Regresso a Tavira


If you are on vacation and are unable to find the transport to the place where your tour starts, our team will arrange your transport (an additional cost).

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