Beaches and Islands to visit.
Armona Island - Olhao
The Armona Island is a Portuguese island. It belongs to the municipality of Olhão, being integrated in the Ria Formosa Natural Park (Latitude: 37.03 º N, Longitude: 7.77 ° W). The connection to the town of Olhão is made daily, hourly, in the summer, with a timetable a little lower in the winter. To get to the beach, there are also regular boats from Faro and Fuzeta, which takes about 15 minutes, then you must go through the sand maze of Ria Formosa.
The island consists of sandy beaches facing the Ria Formosa and facing the sea. It has a camping and cabins to rent, it is also possible to rent private houses. There are also several restaurants near the pier, some with family tradition, as handed down from generation to generation.
Fans of water sports are also on the island of Armona a good place to practice. Canoeing, sailing and diving are just some examples. The fishing is also very popular.
The beach is located at the extreme west of the island of Armona, near the Barra Grande and the small village of fishermen and shellfish.
The sand barrier is consistent and very wide, the beach is out of sight and extends to the east, to the
beach of Fuzeta, near Tavira, providing moments of calm for those who enjoy Walking or have a boat. The sand banks along the bar demarcating delicious natural pools. Again one can observe the rich flora and aromatic dune fields and enjoy the warm winds from the east, and enjoy the fiery tones of the setting sun.
The currents along the bar are usually very strong, requiring be carefull.
Support and facilities: restaurants and toilets, vigilance during the bathing season.
In addition to the inhabited part of the island, there is a more wild section, where you can find, for example, chameleons and other examples of the local fauna
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