Aqua-Taxis - Taxi Olhão - Olhão

Olhão

Experience Description

Come and meet the most interesting places from Olhão.
We transfer you to the location of your choice and retrieve you at the time of your choosing.

Prices

Armona Island Culatra or Hangares Island Farol or Deserta Island
Nr of pax One way Two ways One way Two ways One way Two ways
1 20 40 25 50 30 60
2 20 40 25 50 30 60
3 20 40 25 50 30 60
4 20 40 25 50 30 60
5 20 40 25 50 30 60
6 25 50 30 60 35 70
7 30 60 35 70 40 80
8 35 70 40 80 45 90
9 40 80 45 90 50 100
10 45 90 50 100 55 110
11 50 100 55 110 60 120
12 55 110 60 120 65 130

Location Itinerary

Discover and enjoy the diversity of islands, villages and beaches around Olhão:

Armona Island: The island has about 9 km long, maximum width of 1400m on the SW end and a long frontal dune 8-9 m tall. The dune line is robust and well vegetated till Fuzeta. The deposition of sediment to the west is an unique phenomenon in the whole system of Ria Formosa and contributes to the narrowing of Armona Inlet. The widest part of the island is on the west extreme where we find the town of Armona, formed by fishermens and shellfishes. Nowadays most of the houses serve as holiday homes for owners and/or renting houses in summer period.

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.

Hangares: The existing population is due to the former base of Portuguese Naval Aviation constituted by seaplanes to watch over the coast. They had two hangars (large warehouses) that gave name to the place. Nowadays there are only traces from the base form by the foundation of the hangars The settlement is still recognized for it's chapel, Our Lady of the Rosary of the hangares.

Farol (Lighthouse): The lighthouse was built in 1851 giving the name to this population that developed later around it forming cluster of houses. Now has a high occupational index but rather seasonal. It is a fishing village made up of modest houses, sandy streets and holiday's accommodations facing the estuary. Tourism is now one of the main resources.

Desert or Barreta Island: 8 km long and 70-700 m width. Has very low human occupation. To the east along the lagoon you will find some huts of small fishing storage, a restaurant and a beach with concession next to the bar Faro-Olhão. It has a wooden walkway that runs along the side of the lagoon and ends at the sea coast beach.

Activities

  • Oyster and other seafood tasting

  • Birthday parties

  • Collecting shells

  • Swimming in the sea

  • Birds observation and identification

  • Costumized boat tours

  • Walking on the beach

  • Swimming in the ria

  • Spend a day in the beach

Landmarks

  • Oyster and small clams farms

  • Center streets

  • Markets

  • Olhão Main Church

  • Chapel of Nossa Sr.ª da Soledade

  • Commerce Street

  • Riverside walkway

  • Ria Formosa Natural Park

  • Maritime Commitment building

  • Fuseta

  • Armona island

  • Culatra island

  • Deserta island

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