Ökosystem Ria Formosa
Lagoon of the Ria Formosa
A cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) looking for nourishment in the shallow water of the lagoon
Ria Formosa: Ecotour
A tour by boat across the Ria Formosa, guided by a local biologist, is a fascinating experience to discover the habitat of the lagoon and the islands.
Ria Formosa: CEAM
Information panel at the entrance to the "Centro de Educação Ambiental de Marim" (Centre of maritime environmental education). The centre, located at the eastern exit of Olhao near the N125, informs about the economical and ecological importance of the unique landscape of the Ria Formosa.
This is the boat for the tour in the unique landscape of the Ria Formosa
CEAM: Info Centre
This exhibition depicts the incredible richness and variety of the mollusc fauna of the Ria Formosa.
Ilha da Culatra: Storks
The Ria Formosa is a great territory for the many storks nesting in Faro ans on the islands.
Many families in the Ria Formosa area make their living from rearing clams. The past few years have seen a renewed interest in oyster cultivation, as a result of the gradual increase in market price. Both Portuguese cupped oysters and French `huitres´ re
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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.