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Algarve • Portugal
Pousada Palácio Estoi, Small Luxury Hotels
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Castle Faro today is known as beer factory. Located on the coast of San Francisco, this castle was built during the reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula.
Located west of the historic village of Estoi, 8km from Faro, in Villa Romana Milreu you can see archaeological findings, such as themed mosaics, marbled coatings and various ceramics.
Exzellenz Boat Tours helps you enjoy yourself to the fullest through excellent service. We achieve this goal through a combination of our state-of-the-art boats and a team of experts in both nautical information and customer service.
Sightseeing tours run by a young and lively team who aim to tell you all about the city in a different and exciting way. Come and discover or revisit historic sites, beautiful landscapes, traditional areas and many other cultural treasures in a fun environment tailored to your needs.
The barrier islands of the Ria Formosa can only be accessed by taking a pleasant and peaceful boat trip through the maze of this nature reserve. As the boat travels along the marshland channels, spot the various species of birds that visit it to feed and breed. You will also see traditional fishermen and shellfish gatherers making a living on the best the Ria Formosa can offer.
There are very few places where you can enjoy fresh fish and seafood, among other genuine specialities of the Algarve, against the backdrop of a deserted island and the ocean stretching as far as the eye can see. This is the only restaurant on Ilha Deserta and one of the few buildings entirely integrated into the environment. The perfect conditions to enjoy a different kind of meal. The facility provides excellent comfort and quality, with views of the lagoon and the sea, combined with the best traditional regional cooking.
2-hour guided tour of the Ria Formosa lagoon – Departing from Olhão, we’ll explore the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. The Jamanta catamaran provides a privileged view of the barrier islands, the Nature Reserve canals, birds and marshland. The itinerary passes by Ilha da Culatra, Ilha do Farol and Ilha Deserta before returning to Olhão. Drinks, coffee and water are available throughout the trip. We look forward to seeing you. Departure times: 11.00 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. Price: €30
Ilha Deserta is a surprise at any time of year. Summer brings calm Atlantic waters, so you can enjoy the clear sparkling sea, bright sunshine and a beautiful landscape. In autumn, birds begin to fly southwards and find shelter from the cold that is beginning to grip Europe on the Ria Formosa lagoon. Winter brings a combination of sounds and silence, waves begin to pound the shoreline, the wind blows more strongly and wildlife take shelter on the island. With the arrival of spring, flowers and the highly productive marine ecosystem bring an explosion of colour and scents. Come and experience it for yourself!
We do the most diverse and personalised tours for groups (boat, speedboat and catamaran rentals). A fantastic experience for corporate, school and recreational events. Our skipper will guide you through the best spots along the Ria Formosa.
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