Visit the most typical fishermen island, Culatra Island.
Itinerary: Olhão - Culatra Island (45min stop) - Olhão
Tour in the Ria Formosa Natural Park from Olhao till Culatra Island.
You choose the time of departure we provide you a guide skipper to fully enjoy your tour.
These boat tours are for groups with 30 persons minimum.
Culatra Island: The island has 7km long and the initial population came almost in 1880 from near villages dedicated to the fishing of sardines from the fishing frame. The village, currently with about 1000 inhabitants and 350 houses, occurred from being a strategic area for fishing. Dwelling houses with wooden walls and thatched roofs.
Olhão: There are indications that the Olhão territory is populated since prehistoric times.The proximity to the inlet and the abundance of water and fish led to the establishment of the first fishermen. The development of inshore and offshore fishing activity, and the development of the commercial trades led to a great development of the town, which in 1695, was known by Nossa Senhora do Rosário from Olhão.
During the French occupation of the Algarve, in 1808, the Olhão residents started a major uprising against the invaders, which led to the expulsion of them of our territory. Olhão would be known as Olhão Restoration village.The small fishing village had an great economic, social and urban development, so in 1985 was elevated to city, getting known for the Olhão Restoration city.
Currently remains a land of fishermen and canning industrials, but the crisis in the sector has led to the increase of tourism as an economic alternative. The city has about 14900 residents.
Walking on the beach
Small Clams Farms
Ria Formosa Fauna
Ria Formosa Flora
Oyster and small clams farms
Olhão Main Church
Chapel of Nossa Sr.ª da Soledade
Ria Formosa Natural Park
Maritime Commitment building