Islands of the Ria Formosa

Image gallery of the islands and peninsulas of the Ria Formosa, from east to west: Peninsula de Cacela, Ilhas de Cabanas, Tavira, Armona, Culatra, Barreta (Deserta), Faro (Peninsula de Ancao)


Ria Formosa: Ilha das Cabanas

Ria Formosa: Ilha das Cabanas

Aerial view to the eastern islands of the Ria Formosa. In the foreground you can see the Peninsula of Cacela, followed by the Ilha de Cabanas. On the right hand you can see the golf course Quinta da Ria

 

© A Terceira Dimensão - Fotografia Aérea


Praia da Ilha de Tavira-Mar

Praia da Ilha de Tavira-Mar

The main beach of Tavira is situated on the seaside of the eastermost corner of the island Ilha de Tavira. It can be accessed by ferry boat from Quatro Aguas.


Ilha de Tavira

Ilha de Tavira

Aerial view to eastern direction, in the background you can see Santa Luzia


Santa Luzia: Aerial view

Santa Luzia: Aerial view

The village Santa Luzia is situated on the Ria Formosa west of Tavira.


Ilha de Tavira

Ilha de Tavira

The pontoon bridge from Pedras d'El Rei to the Barril beach on the Tavira island. A small train leads from the quay on the island to the popular beach.


Ilha da Armona

Ilha da Armona

View to the Armona island. In the background we can see the Tavira island.


Ria Formosa: VIew to the islands of Armona and Culatra

Ria Formosa: VIew to the islands of Armona and Culatra


Ilha da Armona

Ilha da Armona

View to eastern direction. At the left side you can see the village of Fuseta.


Ilha da Armona

Ilha da Armona

Aerial view to the western tip of the Armona island. In the foreground you can see the quay where the ferry boats from Olhão debark.


Ilha da Culatra

Ilha da Culatra

On the left side you can see the small harbour and the landing stage of for the ferry boat. On the opposite side the small sandy stripe of the sea side beach Praia da Culatra-Mar comes into view.


Ilha da Culatra

Ilha da Culatra

View along the sea side coast of the island, where you can see in the background the the lighthouse (farol), situated at the western corner. The beach Praia da Culatra-Mar is situated in the midde of the sandy stripe, stretching for several miles.


Ilha da Culatra

Ilha da Culatra

View to western direction to the lagoon of the Ria Formosa near Olhão and the island, where you can the lighthouse in the background.


Ilha Deserta (Ilha da Barreta)

Ilha Deserta (Ilha da Barreta)

View to western direction along the beach of the Ilha da Barreta. The southernmost point of continental Portugal is only 1,5 km away. The sandy beach disposes of an excellent infrastructure and a huge area to experience unspoilt nature.


Ilha da Culatra: Farol

Ilha da Culatra: Farol

Western tip of the island in front of Faro with a lighthouse (port. "farol").


Ilha de Faro: Bridge

Ilha de Faro: Bridge

A one lane bridge is connecting the island with the mainland near the airport.


Ilha de Faro: Lagoon

Ilha de Faro: Lagoon

View over the lagoon of the Ria Formosa to northern direction towards the hills

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