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Ria Formosa Island Tours

Explore the highlights of the stunning Ria Formosa Islands

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A relaxing guided boat trip through the channels of the Ria Formosa visiting 2 different islands: Ilha Deserta and Ilha do Farol. Observe the nature of the park, feel the comfort on board and enjoy the exclusive landscapes of this ecosystem.

Award Winning National Park

Ria Formosa is a spectacular coastal lagoon located in the Algarve region of Portugal, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and rich biodiversity. This protected area is composed of a complex system of barrier islands, salt marshes, tidal flats, and freshwater lagoons, offering a unique environment for both wildlife and visitors.


Highlights of Ria Formosa

  • Barrier Islands: Explore the beautiful islands that form the natural barrier protecting the lagoon. These islands are home to pristine beaches, dunes, and diverse ecosystems.
  • Rich Biodiversity: Ria Formosa is a haven for birdwatchers, with over 200 bird species, including flamingos, storks, and spoonbills. The park also supports various marine life and plant species.
  • Cultural Heritage: Visit traditional fishing villages like Culatra and Armona, where you can experience the local way of life and enjoy fresh seafood.
  • Recreational Activities: Engage in various activities such as boat tours, kayaking, and snorkeling to explore the crystal-clear waters and underwater life of the lagoon.

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