Peninsula de Ancao (Ilha de Faro)

Image gallery of the westernmost peninsula of the Ria Formosa in the Eastern Algarve, situated opposite the world knwon golf and holiday resort Quinta do Lago and the Faro International Airport


Ilha de Faro: Water sports

Ilha de Faro: Water sports

Ilha de Faro is located opposite the Faro International Aiport. The lagoon of the Ria Formosa, separating the island from the mainland, is an excellent area for many kinds of water sports.


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: Bridge

Ilha de Faro: Bridge

The island can be accessed by car, the traffic on the single-lane bridge is regulated by traffic lights.


Ilha de Faro: Lagoon

Ilha de Faro: Lagoon

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


Ilha de Faro: Centro Nautico

Ilha de Faro: Centro Nautico


Ilha de Faro: Cottages

Ilha de Faro: Cottages

View to the western part of the island and the lagoon of the Ria Formosa. In the background you can see Quinta do Lago.


Ilha de Faro: Fisherman

Ilha de Faro: Fisherman

The eastern sector of the lagoon side shore is used by local fishermen.


Ilha de Faro: Beach

Ilha de Faro: Beach

The long sandy beach located on the seaside of the Ilha de Faro is the main beach for the inhabitants of the city. It can be accessed from the mainland via a small bridge.


Praia da Ilha de Faro

Praia da Ilha de Faro


 Quinta do Lago: Bridge

Quinta do Lago: Bridge

The wooden bridge over the lagoon of the Ria Formosa to the beach Praia da Quinta do Lago is one of the area's landmarks.


Quinta do Lago: Gigi

Quinta do Lago: Gigi

A wooden bridge over the lagoon is connecting the resort with the Peninsula de Ancão, where the beach of Quinta do Lago and the legendary beach restaurant Gigi are located.


Quinta do Lago: Bridge

Quinta do Lago: Bridge

View from the bridge to the lagoon and the villas of Quinta do Lago.


Quinta do Lago:  Lagoon

Quinta do Lago: Lagoon

The lagoon of the Ria Formosa is a paradise for many water bird species.


Ria Formosa: Ilha de Faro

Ria Formosa: Ilha de Faro

View over the lagoon near Quinta do Lago to the Ilha de Faro. This is a popular area for locals to collect mussels during the tidal flat.


Quinta do Lago: dune vegetation

Quinta do Lago: dune vegetation


Praia do Ançao

Praia do Ançao


Praia do Ancão Empty beach

Praia do Ancão Empty beach

View to the East from Ancão beach.

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