Olhao

The region's largest fishing port, Olhao is a unique off the beaten path destination with access to the Ria Formosa National Park.

Olhão or Olhão da Restauração, is a municipality and urban community in the Algarve region of southern Portugal, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. All of the coastal littoral of the municipality belongs to the Nature Park of Ria Formosa, one of the more important humid zones in Europe, considered in 2004, by International Union for Conservation of Nature as a humid zone of world interest. Instituted with the objective of protecting and conserving this river system, The park spans an area of 18400 hectares with a great variety of habitats: barrier islands, marshes, banks of mud and sand, dunes, salt marshes, freshwater ponds and brackish waterways, forests and agricultural areas.
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