The barrier island system of the Ria Formosa consists of five islands and two peninsulas (from west to east – Ancão, Barreta or Deserta, Culatra, Armona, Tavira, Cabanas and Cacela).
Consequently, the islands constitute a barrier between the lagoon and the ocean. The Ria Formosa barrier island system has some unique or rare features in all similar global systems.
On all islands there are cafes or restaurants, and in some mini markets. Enjoy an authentic and delicious meal from the typical region, especially the bivalves of the Ria Formosa and Grilled Fish.
You have the opportunity to have only for you several miles of deserted beaches! Relax and let yourself be carried away by the noise of the oceans. A unique and special experience.
You may have the possibility to perform many leisure activities in the Ria Formosa, such as camping, water activities (Kayaque, water sports)