Freizeit Ria Formosa


Tavira Quatro Aguas

Tavira Quatro Aguas

The small marina of Tavira on the estuary of the Gilão river has a capacity of 70 boats.


Faro: Ria Formosa

Faro: Ria Formosa

The quay at the promenade opposite the Porta Nova, one of the doorways to the historical old town, is the place to embark to the tours in the Ria Formosa.


Ria Formosa: Ecotour

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.


Praia da Fuseta-Ria

Praia da Fuseta-Ria

This family friendly beach "Praia da Fuzeta-Ria" is one of the few beaches of the Ria Formosa situated inside the lagoon on the mainland. Most beaches in this area are located on the seaside of the islands, well protected by large sandy dunes.


Ilha de Tavira: Praia do Barril

Ilha de Tavira: Praia do Barril

Begin your visit to Praia do Barril by parking in Pedras d'el Rei.


Ilha de Tavira: Praia do Barril

Ilha de Tavira: Praia do Barril

Small bridge near Pedras d'el Rei connecting Ilha de Tavira to the mainland.


Ilha da Barreta: Bordwalk

Ilha da Barreta: Bordwalk

A bordwalk is leading from the beach restaurant to the beach.


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 2 km away. The sandy beach disposes of an excellent infrastructure and a huge area to experience unspoilt nature.


Olhão: Pier

Olhão: Pier

The Quay is located at the end of the promenade near the fishing port. This is the place where the ferry boats, excursions and water taxis to the Ria Formosa and its islands embark.


Faro: Quay

Faro: Quay

View from the walls of the old town to the promenade and the quay at the Ria Formosa. From here the ferry boats to the islands Ilha da Barreta, Ilha da Culatra (Ilha do Farol) and Ilha da Armona debark. In the background you can see the Faro International Airport and the silhouette of the Ilha de Faro.


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: 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.

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