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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...

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 Bottlenose Dolphin

The Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is a species of cetaceans that can be spotted in our Marine Life Watching Tours. This specie has a big range of sizes, shapes, and colors depending on its...

The Short-beaked Common Dolphin

The Short-Beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) is one of the most frequent observed cetaceans in our dolphin watching Tours. In this specie we can find individuals with lengths varying from 1,6 to 2,4...

Dolphin Watching in the Algarve

The sun is shining and our dear friends are asking for the return of our RIB boat Albacora III to their natural environment. Soon we will kick off with the season...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Awarded 2015 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

Formosamar was awarded 2015 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence. This is a true source of pride for the entire team at Formosamar and we’d like to thank all of our guests...

Saveiros: Traditional Fishing Boats of Algarve

Saveiro is the Portuguese word to designate small boats with different shapes, but all 100% built in wood.The most ancient and original ones have even wooden nails. Among the fishermen the Saveiro is also known as “lancha”.The Saveiro is a...

A Kayak Tour in the Ria Formosa, Algarve

Sophie Law of the Sunday Independent visited the Algarve and decided to explore the Ria Formosa on a Kayak Tour with us. She later wrote her experience with us. Portugal’s...
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