Top 10 Islands in Portugal, Portugal

November 30, 2021 Joeann Galban

– in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)

1. Capelinhos

Capelinhos, Faial Island Portugal +351 292 202 000 http://turismo.cmhorta.pt/index.php/pt/oquevisitar/centros-interpretacao/vulcao-dos-capelinhos
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5.0 based on 374 reviews

Capelinhos

The site of the volcanic eruption of 1957-58 on Faial, an island which is dominated by the volcanic cone of Caldeira.

Reviewed By mikedZ5951IB - Littleton, United States

This volcanic eruption has been a very different kind. The fact that it erupted in 1958 and gradually escalated to a full blown natural disaster is amazing. We were lucky to be guided by Azores Experience they were just equipped to tell the whole story of the eruption and its impact on the people of the island what a story.

2. Ilha da Culatra

Olhao Portugal
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4.5 based on 903 reviews

Ilha da Culatra

Reviewed By sjbarter - Northampton, United Kingdom

This is a wonderful day out. Park along the front by the market that is also worth visiting. Buy a return ticket to Farol on the island for just over 4 Euros. Get off at Culatra stop after a 30 minute attractive trip across the lagoon then walk through the village across the boardwalk to the beach. You can then walk through the surf for an hour on the beautiful beach towards the lighthouse where there is a chilled out beach bar called Maramais with great views over the beach. Here there are great drinks and snacks - the sandwiches are huge. You can hire sun beds if you wish. Then a ten minute walk down to the jetty and a lovely boat trip back. The 11am out to Culatra and the 4pm back from Farol runs all year. See timetable in photos.

3. Ilha da Fuzeta

Fuseta, Olhao Portugal
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4.5 based on 547 reviews

Ilha da Fuzeta

Reviewed By josL3754IH

Get the water taxi from Fuzeta and a couple of minutes later you are on a beautiful beach with miles of sand, a bar, snaks, sunbeds and toilets. Beautiful.

4. Tavira Island

Tavira Portugal
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4.5 based on 2,512 reviews

Tavira Island

Reviewed By 800garry - Keighley, United Kingdom

The day began by getting a ferry from Tavira to Tavira island 2 euro each return, on arrival at the island we were greeted with miles and miles of sandy beach, there was bars and restaurants along the beach, the only thing to be aware of is that there were nudist bathing on the beach, not sure if this is common practise as there was no signs anywhere displaying nudist beach.

5. Santa Maria Cape Island

Ilha Deserta, Faro Portugal http://www.visitalgarve.pt/visitalgarve/vEN/GuiaServicos/detail/?equipamento_id=1611
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Santa Maria Cape Island

Deserta is also known as Barreta, Deserted Island or Santa Maria Cape Island. Is one of the more isolated islands of Algarve. In this island is located the southernmost point of continental Portugal.Who would think that one of Portugal’s most pristine beaches would be just at the foot of one of the country’s busiest communities? Ilha Deserta (Deserted Island), in the Algarve near the city of Faro, is a welcome respite from other crowded, popular beaches across the region. And, the adventure to reach it enhances the uniqueness of this must-visit beach. Ilha Deserta is just as its name suggests. It is an uninhabited island in the Ria Formosa Natural Park with crystal waters and a white sandy beach that rolls for miles. It’s practically unexploited nature makes it one of the most pristine beaches in the Algarve.Though quiet and tranquil, this beautiful beach still provides its users with sunshades, sun chairs and a few environmental friendly boats to rent. Its Blue Flag distinction (awarded by the European community) signifies this particular beach has excellent clear water and beach quality.Getting ThereTo get there, it is necessary to find water transportation. A public ferry departs every day from Porta Nova Pier in Faro.

6. Reserva Natural da Baia de Sao Lourenco

Freguesia da Santa Barbara Concelho da Vila do Porto, Santa Maria Portugal
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Reserva Natural da Baia de Sao Lourenco

7. Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela

Ribeira da Janela, Madeira Portugal
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela

Reviewed By Via_girl - Qualicum Beach, Canada

We stopped at alot of lookouts on our travels around Madeira Island but never saw anything like this. There's a large parking lot which in itself is odd for Madeira and we were the only ones there. Short walk up some steps to view the interesting rock formations.

8. Cabras Islets

Feteira, Terceira Portugal
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Cabras Islets

Reviewed By amysun2016 - Fairfield, United States

Located just a short drive from Angra is the tiny town of Porto Judeu (Jewish Port). Wander through the quaint town center consisting of just a few colorful buildings, including a church and post office, then make your way to the coastline where you will find natural swimming pools and a trail leading to a few geothermal vents. Also, while near Porto Judeu, don’t miss a stop at the Cruz do Canario Viewpoint where you will have wonderful views of Terceira’s southern coast and the nearby Ilhéus das Cabras (dual islet).

9. Ilheus dos Mosteiros

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Portugal
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Ilheus dos Mosteiros

10. Papoa

Peniche 2520-618 Portugal
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Papoa

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