Our services

Our platform - Casa da Ria - has different locations throughout the year, in order to offer you the ideal conditions to have the best experience possible!

We seek to be flexible in determining the place to be based, taking into account the climate, the quality of our services, your well-being and comfort, adapting us whenever possible to meet your needs.

Spring and Autumn

Located in the heart of the Ria Formosa, on the border between Faro beach and the paradisiac beach of Barrinha, Casa da Ria is in the ideal place to enjoy a natural environment with all the comfort in the half seasons of the year.

In a perfect balance between wild nature and civilization, you can wake up with a dip in the clear waters of this lagoon area, take a stroll to the inlet barrier where you can observe the many species of animals here and then have for lunch fresh fish or arroz de lingueirão (razor clam risotto) in one of the several beach restaurants. Nearby there are also coffee shops and mini-markets and you also have us, always available and attentive to anything you may need.

Winter

Moored in the marina of Olhão, a typical fishing town, Casa da Ria offers the ideal conditions for a winter stay on a boat with the comfort of a house.

Very close to the city center, you can discover the architecture and urbanism of Moorish influence that characterises it, enjoy a wide variety of gastronomic offerings from the Ria Formosa and delight in the wonderful locally produced ice cream. After a full day, nothing like falling asleep in Ria Formosa, away from the buzz of the city.

Summer

To enjoy the best that the Ria Formosa has to offer you in the summer, we found Casa da Ria in the middle of the Bay of Culatra.

Here you will enter a magical environment, where virgin nature will surely give you moments of peace and tranquility. Being only accessible by boat, the island does not have motor vehicles, which gives it a very own atmosphere and ideal for relaxing. Bathed by calm and clear waters, it provides excellent visibility for snorkeling and diving, or simply to observe the wonderful marine fauna from our platform. Culatra is a fishing community where you can find various services such as health post, pastry shops, bars, coffee shops and restaurants specializing in the confection of typical local dishes such as rice with sausage and caldeirada.

Come and try this experience with us! We are sure you will want to repeat!

Activities

We have a vast portfolio of services to make your experience truly unique.

We have offers such as diving, walking tours, gastronomic tours, show cooking and bar on board, boat trips, bird watching, marine fauna observation (dolphins, seahorses ...), kayak rental, stand up paddle, onboard massages, among others.

All activities require advance booking and are subject to availability.