Sandy island surrounded by the clean and crystal waters both belonging to the Atlantic Ocean and Ria Formosa. Its quietness and tranquillity are quite impressive, and this is the only completely uninhabited island in the entire Natural Park.
It’s on this island that we can find the southernmost point of Continental Portugal, Santa Maria’s Cape.
A little wooden restaurant, “O Estaminé”, with a wide offer in traditional dishes as well as some quick meals. All products and menus are based on traditional flavours from the Atlantic and Ria Formosa, shared by the people throughout the centuries, from the use of dry and salty products original from the Roman occupation, which had a growing fishing, salt extraction and conservation industry to the freshness of coal grilled fish. Clams, shrimps and all of the Ria Formosa’s own sea fruits are also a much appreciated delicacy.
This restaurant is also equipped with all facilities our costumers may need to spend a wonderful day at the beach: showers, toilets, etc…
Concession of the surveilled beach, providing its users with sunshades, sun chairs, kayaks and pedal boats (Blue Flag - quality symbol) A pedestrian course all along the island, where the visitors can observe Ria Formosa and the sand dunes on a wooden path with 2 k.
And in this romantic island my one couple was engaged.
They were engaged in this island. Very romantic engagement.
Some photos of those happy moments.
I also was happy to be with my couple in this special moment.