Ilha de Faro

Image gallery of peninsula in the Ria Formosa opposite the Faro International Airport, more correctly known as Peninsula de Ancao


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: 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: Lagoon

Ilha de Faro: Lagoon

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


Ilha de Faro

Ilha de Faro

View over the lagoon towards the International Faro Airport opposite the island.


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.


Ilha de Faro: Praia da Barrinha

Ilha de Faro: Praia da Barrinha

The endless sandy beach stretches over several miles and invites to a stroll.


Ilha de Faro: Beach

Ilha de Faro: Beach

We found this lonely chair walking on the beach outside the summer season.


Ilha de Faro: Praia da Barrinha

Ilha de Faro: Praia da Barrinha

You can access the beach on the easternmost tip of the Península de Ancao (Ilha de Faro) via a bordwalk.


Ilha de Faro: Cottages

Ilha de Faro: Cottages

These cottages, located on the eastern side, are used by the locals during the weekend and after work.


Ilha de Faro: Fisherman

Ilha de Faro: Fisherman

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


Ilha de Faro: Faro

Ilha de Faro: Faro

View from the eastern shore of the lagoon to 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: Bridge

Quinta do Lago: Bridge

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


Praia da Quinta do Lago: Gigi

Praia da Quinta do Lago: Gigi

Gigi's is one of the Algarve's best known beach restaurants, famous for its fish and seafood. It can be found behind the dunes of Quinta do Lago beach on the Ilha de Faro.


Praia da Quinta do Lago

Praia da Quinta do Lago

View to eastern direction from the Quinta do Lago beach in the pre-season, stetching until the outskirts of Faro.


Quinta do Lago Beach

Quinta do Lago Beach

View to western direction from the Quinta do Lago beach in the pre-season


Quinta do Lago:  Lagoon

Quinta do Lago: Lagoon

The lagoon of the Ria Formosa between the mainland and the Peninsula de Ancao 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.

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