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Ilha Deserta

Santa Cruz, Faro 8005-554, Portugal
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Ilha Deserta by Ferry from Ria Formosa
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Ilha Deserta - Guided Nature Tour - Ria Formosa
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FLEXIBILITY Flexibility is our main objective, in which saying "no" is virtually unacceptable unless we are offering exciting alternatives. This allows our clients to feel comfortable communicating any ideas during the coordinating process. Situations constantly change and new opportunities arise, making a sense of adaptability a necessary character trait in our corporate culture. That means that we are accustomed to thinking on our feet, so to speak, to offer our clients nothing but the finest and most personalized charter experience. CREATIVITY Creativity is our main goal. Each event on our boat requires creative thinking in the planning process to customize each event to the client's tastes. Animaris can help maximize your visibility during area signature events. Our company must be creative to succeed and be willing to help stimulate new and fresh ideas. Our target is woven through our entire company for your complete satisfaction, and it is our dedication to that goal that drives us to "Make It Happen" for each and every customer. We truly want all of our events and charters to become cherished memories for the entire group. Support is given through an organized team Animaris is committed to providing the total quality travel experience to all our customers. We endeavor to create a product that would make us truly proud and our customers satisfied. Our aim is to accord our customers an experience which they would remember us by, through a consistent effort to enhance our service delivery and regular trainings of our employees. We constantly try to improve our current systems and policies with our customers in mind. Our commitment to deliver the service expected of us and which our customers rightfully deserve is a primary and foremost goal.
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Santa Cruz, Faro 8005-554, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Perfect for a calm day at the beach. You get a speedboat or catamaran to the island and you can spend a perfect day at the beach. Also nice food in the only restaurant on the island.

Thank SandraLovesToTravel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went there with the ferry from the doc. Only 30 minuets, and absolutely worth the 10€. We walked around the hole island, and it took really long time, it never stopped. Really beautiful. There’s one restaurant/snack bar, but it’s quit expensive.

Thank Frida F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful peaceful unspoilt desert island with fabulous restaurant & lunch spot! Visited O Estamine Restaurant (See my review for Hotel Faro & Beach Club) - fab fresh fish & seafood.... divine plus excellent wine list .... expensive but unique, special & romantic.... you get what...More

Thank Scrumpy123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can only get there by boat.. Which you obviously have to pay for. In my opinion not worth it. Go to farobeach in stead. Long walk on the island too..

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat ride out to the island is nice, although we were onboard with some very load English youngsters who had brought dozens of bags full of drink to consume on the island. The scenery is pretty nondescript being mostly mudbanks and we didn't see...More

Thank Freespiritno1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Ilha Deserta as part of a boat trip around the Ria Formosa. Wish I'd brought my binoculars as the bird life was good. The beach facing the south was virtually deserted, with rolling waves & a line of shells at the high water mark....More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pleasant island and one of those visited by various boat tours around the lagoon of Faro. Ideal tro get away from it all iof just for a few hours. Nice to spenmd the day there if possible and wander away from the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

€10 return on a 45 minute boat trip to the sand bar, starts at 8am but get there early to guarantee your seat, at least half hour before departure & make sure you have everything you need! The boat leaves from the jetty outside the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ilha Deserta - otherwise known as Barreta Island - is a huge sandbar within the Ria Formosa park area, off the coast of Faro and accessible only by boat. There's a catamaran ferry service from the harbour. It is absolutely worth a visit and lives...More

Thank Niki B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Weather is fine and warm, water is cool, calm and inviting. Pristine beach to relax on, in an environmentally sensitive area that welcomes day visitors. Travel by the ferry from Faro harbour for a pleasant 40 minute ride through the wetlands.

Thank John M
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karen e
17 September 2017|
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Response from Callum C | Reviewed this property |
We had to take our own. Would also recommend hiring or buying a parasol as it sun is hot
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MissBeams
15 January 2017|
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Response from BrunoLimaAnimaris | Property representative |
Hello Miss Beams The departure times for the ferry is 10h00, every day. You can access the online tickets and departure times to the following link: go.deserta.pt Best Regards, Bruno Lima Marketing Dep. Animaris Ilha... More
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pgraham415
30 April 2015|
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Response from JFPalma |
Hi pgraham44...the tickets can be bought just outside the old town by the pier where the small boats leave from! Hope this reply was any use to you...the place is amazing and really worth a visit!
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