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08
Mar

5 Best Beaches in Faro as Recommended by Locals

Are you ready to explore the beauty of Faro and the Algarve? Read Formosamar’s tips for the 5 best beaches in Faro and start planning your adventure!
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13
Feb

Best Things to Do in Faro as Recommended by Locals

Make sure you find the best things to do in Faro during your upcoming trip. Read Formosamar’s tips for must-do activities in the Algarve.
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24
Jun

Schools

In partnership with CP – Comboios de Portugal and Lands – Turismo na Natureza, Lda, we have developed special programs with educational activities for school trips. These are special programs for groups about environmental education integrating multidisciplinary educational content.Now, schools across the Algarve can come and visit the cities of Faro and Olhão on the regional train and bring their...
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25
Aug

What to do in Algarve: Ecotourism activities in Tavira

If you are on holidays in the Algarve and you have chosen Tavira or its surroundings to stay and you’re looking for things to do on your free time, check our ecotourism activities in the Ria Formosa.  We have several options available both in water and on land.  We have available in the Algarve a boat...
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21
Sep

What to do in Algarve: Ecotourism activities in Olhão

If you are on holiday in the Algarve and have chosen to stay in Olhão or its surroundings and are looking for something to do in your free time, check our tours and activities in the Algarve. We have at your disposal several ecotourism activities and always with the Ria Formosa as main scenario. You can opt...
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13
Apr

The Dolphins Return to the Coastal Waters of the Algarve

Here in the Algarve as Spring arrives and the days and waters get warmer, the sardines are also more abundant in the coastal waters. Following this pattern, the dolphins also approach the coast in search of this tasty meal.In our dolphin watching and marine wildlife boat trips the most sighted species of dolphins are: Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) Atlantic...
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13
Mar

Nómadas in the Algarve

People say that the extreme south of Portugal is “the Europe’s most famous secret”.‘Nomads’ of the Spanish National Radio explored the most remarkable places in the Algarve and among many discovered the Natural Park of Ria Formosa on board a typical fishing boat. Selected one of the “Seven Natural Wonders” of Portugal, the Ria Formosa...
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24
Oct

Greater Flamingo

It is one of the most emblematic occurring wild birds in Portugal, and can be observed in the Ria Formosa. The Greater Flamingo is a wading bird curved beak, which measures between 90 and 150 cm. Its plumage can be quite colorful in bright pink tones. They are animals that feed on algae and small...
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21
Jul

Ecotourism

We believe that the development of tourism in natural areas is possible in a sustainable way preserving nature and helping the local communities. Therefore Formosamar aims at sustainable management. All our tours and activities are carried out with special attention and always trying to minimize environmental impacts. We try to raise environmental awareness and respect for nature amongst...
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10
Aug

Discover the Barrier Islands of the Ria Formosa by Boat

The Ria Formosa coastal lagoon is protected by barrier islands, arranged parallel to the coast along 60km (covering the municipalities of Loulé, Faro, Olhão, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António).The area is approximately 18,400 hectares and is considered one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal and according to some authors, its origins date...
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