Ilha da Armona

              

The small island of Ilha da Armona (Armona Island) is situated in the protected Ria Formosa nature reserve in the municipality of Olhao. Ilha da Armona is a far cry from the bustling resorts like Albufeira and is like stepping back in time to see the other side of life on the Algarve in Portugal. It is home to a few restaurants and holiday homes and boasts some wonderful beaches of fine white sands with one side of the island facing the Ria Formosa nature reserve and roughly a 20 minute walk to the other side of the island that faces the open ocean.

              

Ilha da Armona

The one side of the Ilha da Armona which lies along the Ria Formosa nature reserve is where the majority of residential and holiday homes are, as well as a handful of restaurants and a couple of shops.

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Photographs of Ilha da Armona by CWWPhotography

Ilha da Armona
             

               

Ilha da Armona

By walking over to the other side of Ilha da Armona you will find the vast stretch of fine white sandy beaches and gorgeous turquoise waters. You will not find the beach lined with bars and restaurants and is a perfect getaway for some peace and quiet.

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Photographs of Ilha da Armona by CWWPhotography

Ilha da Armona
              

           

Ilha da Armona

A local fishing boat lying ashore on the Ilha da Armona.

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Photographs of Ilha da Armona by CWWPhotography

Ilha da Armona