Farol Island - Algarve

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Gastronomy
We always find a wide range of very fresh fish and seafood in the restaurants of the island.
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Official language
Portuguese
Tourist points
Located on Culatra Island, the beach owes its name to the lighthouse that lies in its extreme west, in Barra Nova, near Cape St. Maria. When you arrive at the pier you will find that the urban and tourist occupation is intense, but the sand is long and, to the east, the beach is gradually becoming quieter. The great pier of the bar is used by diving schools for their lessons, by underwater hunters and also for sport fishing.
About 1.5 km to the east comes Praia dos Hangares, accessible by boat or walking from the Lighthouse. There is still an old bunker and a lot of barbed wire, legacies of the time when seaplanes of the Navy anchored on the island. There is a small village, essentially of summer, facing the ria. The dune cord is huge, hot and dry; the beach is very quiet.
Security
The chains near the bar are usually very strong. In order to contribute to the preservation of the site, the dune cord should be crossed using the crosswalks.
Weather
Summer is short, warm, barren and almost cloudless; Winter is long, mild, with strong winds and partly overcast skies. Throughout the year, the temperature generally ranges from 8 ° C to 29 ° C and is rarely below 4 ° C or above 33 ° C.

The best time of year to visit and perform warm weather activities is from late June to early September.
Travel documents
To enter Portugal, you may need a Passport and / or a Visa, depending on the country you live in. Citizens from the European Community don't need a Visa for entering Portugal. Portugal is also a signatory to the 1995 Schengen Agreement.

Passports must be valid for up to six months (depending on your nationality) and are required by all except European Union nationals and nationals of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Malta, Norway and Switzerland holding valid national ID cards. British, Australian, Canadian, American and Japanese need a valid passport.

Although it is not required to have a return ticket, it is advisable to have one because, if you don't, you may have to provide sufficient means of financial support to return.

Visas are required by all for stays of up to 90 days, with the exception of:

The above mentioned; nationals
Nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Hungary, Israel, Korea (Rep. Of), Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, San Marino , Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Switzerland, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela
Transit passengers continuing their journey by the same or first connecting aircraft, provided holding onward or returning documentation and not leaving the airport. However, nationals of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Sun Rep), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Somalia and Sri Lanka always require a transit visa, even when not leaving the airport transit area. .
Health and vaccination
You will not need any vaccine to visit Portugal unless you are coming from an infected area. The most likely infection is "Yellow Fever". Make an appointment with your tour operator or the local Portuguese Embassy if you have any questions.

EU citizens can get a refund of most medical costs using form E111, available from the Post Office, Health or Social Security offices in your country.

Yellow Fever Vaccination
The International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever is required only when traveling from an infected area and when the traveler is over one year old.

Malaria - none.

Cholera - None
Presentation
Ilha do Farol is one of the most beautiful islands in the Algarve, it is worth visiting and knowing. Farol Island beach is the ideal place for those who value quietness more than convenience. It is actually situated on Culatra Island in the municipality of Faro, district of Faro, in the Algarve region of Portugal. This island is part of the barrier islands that protect the Ria Formosa Natural Park, and is a must see. The island is inhabited and its village is mainly devoted to fishing and shellfish production. The waters are very calm and clear.
How to get
The access to Farol Island is by boat, for about 45 minutes and is a very pleasant and tiring ride. There are connections from Olhão throughout the year and from Faro from Cais da Porta Nova (in Baixa).

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