Ilhas da Ria Formosa


Ilha de Faro

Ilha de Faro

View from the trail São Lourenço across the lagoon of the Ria Formosa to the peninsula de Ancão, also called Ilha de Faro,


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.


Ilha de Faro: Bridge

Ilha de Faro: Bridge

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


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.


Ilha da Barreta: Lagoon

Ilha da Barreta: Lagoon

View over the dunes of the Ilhda da Barreta and the lagoon of the Ria Formosa to the coast between Faro and Olhao.


Ilha Deserta (Ilha da Barreta)

Ilha Deserta (Ilha da Barreta)

Ferry from Faro to the uninhibited island.


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.


Ilha da Culatra

Ilha da Culatra

The western corner is also called Ilha do Farol because of its big lighthouse (port. farol). In the background you can see the quay for the ferry from Faro.


Ilha da Culatra: Quay

Ilha da Culatra: Quay

One of the three quays for the ferry boats from Faro and Olhão.


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 Armona

Ilha da Armona

In the foreground you can see the quay where the ferry boats from Olhão debark.


Ilha da Armona

Ilha da Armona

The eastern end of the island is situated opposite the village of Fuseta.


Ilha da Armona

Ilha da Armona

Quay on the island for the ferry from Fuseta.


Ilha de Tavira

Ilha de Tavira

A small one lane railway crosses the island, connecting the pontoon bridge with the beach Praia do Barril on the seaside.


Ilha de Tavira

Ilha de Tavira

The beach Praia da Ilha de Tavira-Mar


Ilha de Tavira: Quay

Ilha de Tavira: Quay

The way leads from the quay along the camping ground to the beach on the sea side.


Ilha de Tavira: Ferry

Ilha de Tavira: Ferry

The ferry boat debarks on the Ilha de Tavira.


Cabanas de Tavira

Cabanas de Tavira

Aerial view to Cabanas de Tavira and the Ilha das Cabanas, seperated by a lagoon of the Ria Formosa.


Ilha da Cabanas

Ilha da Cabanas


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


Cacela Velha

Cacela Velha

Aerial view to Cacela Velha and the peninsula of Cacela, forming the eastern end of the lagoon system of the Ria Formosa.

 

© A Terceira Dimensão - Fotografia Aérea

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