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Ilha Deserta

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Santa Cruz, Faro 8005-554, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went for an afternoon with my children a week ago. We got the ferry, no need to pay a fortune for fancy transport. The beach is beautiful. Sadly the weather turned while we were there so we didn't explore the island but will definately...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank LuckySpade1983
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We took the hop on hop off boats. We really enjoyed the whole experience. We did eat at the restaurant for lunch. It was a little pricey however, food was very tasty and staff were very attentive. All fresh seafood. We enjoyed exploring the island...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sparelaxed
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

There was the option to take the 45minute ferry across (5€) or the 15 minute speed boat (10€). We decided to take the ferry over and the speed boat back. I would recommend taking the ferry both ways because you couldn’t speak to anyone on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank P8812BKsamanthad
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This is a lovely beach, we had great fun having a dip in the Atlantic Ocean, the beach has lifeguards on duty or if you go further on it is not patrolled. You can hire beach umbrellas and loungers which becomes quite expensive at 14...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Blues79
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

It's the title says: if you want to escape the city, the people, book a trip to here. But beware: you never know with who you will share the island. A nice dutch couple, a father and his kids.. or a nudist old french dude...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We took the ferry to this island, €10 return per person. Was worth it, as the journey takes 40 min and you enjoy the views of Hermosa natural park without having to pay a lot of money. Would recommend the small bays at the back...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cristian F
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We arrived at Ihla Deserta on a private trip with Sabino Boat tours and what a surprise it was for us to find such a natural unspoilt beach here. The beauty of this genuinely quiet stretch of golden sand took our breath away and for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Teeandtee
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We took the slow ferry over which was a pleasant 45 minute ride for 5 euro one way. The beach is a very long expance of sand with virtually no one on it. Walk about 10 minutes down the beach and it is officially clothing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ERDFirefighter
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We spent a great day here. We took the speedboat to the island and the ferry back - of the two I would recommend the speedboat. The annoying thing is you have to book your return trip when you book the boat to the island...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We visited the island in July 2017 as part of an organised tour from Faro harbour. The beach was stunning and there were opportunities to snorkel or swim for those that brought swimming costumes. Our time here was limited so we weren't able to explore...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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19 February 2018|
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Response from EmmaH182 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from RitaSampaioAnimaris | 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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