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Lovely town for beach and fun

What a quaint and exciting beach to visit. The walk to the shore is different and rewarding... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
ted k
Bristol, Connecticut
The old fortress/castle overlooking the beach from Spain to Olhao

Inevitably on your way around Cacela velha you'll pass by the old fortress. Once beeing used in... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Jochen K
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  • Terrible1%
23 Jul 2018
“Lovely town for beach and fun”
9 Jul 2017
“The old fortress/castle overlooking the beach from Spain to Olhao”
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Rua de Cacela Velha, Vila Nova de Cacela 8900-019, Portugal
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

What a quaint and exciting beach to visit. The walk to the shore is different and rewarding. Enjoy a drink and bite to eat when you walk off at the offerings in town, you will not be disappointed. The fort and church are lovely

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Inevitably on your way around Cacela velha you'll pass by the old fortress. Once beeing used in summer by the King of Portugal, also rumoured to have been home to some pirates ages ago, it now hosts the tax and border police and is this...More

2  Thank Jochen K
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This place is your time worth for taking a look. There is such a nice view over the sea. U also have the chance to take the chairs to the beach. However we have been there for the second time and i dont think that...More

1  Thank Sabine d
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

The smallest of small villages, historic church and fort which unfortunately you can not enter. The views of the Formosa and out to sea are just stunning. Sit on the wall and soak it up. But beware, one of the small gardens that appears to...More

1  Thank Eric C
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Old Cacela is a very old quaint Portuguese tiny village. There are 2 eating places. The view over the estuary is worth the visit, it's quite stunning and peaceful.

1  Thank JSM6147
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is where the Ria Formosa starts on the East side of the Algarve. Totally worth a visit. In the summertime there are lots of eating options, but in the wintertime you are better off bringing a picnic.

1  Thank raquelcoelho
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

If you look for a place to look at Ria Formosa this os the place. Currently is used by law enforcement. Do not reach 5 due to Public WC, better to be closed than have that!!!!!!

1  Thank figueiredofausto
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Maybe it was closed for the winter which is understandable in February. It looked interesting and we may have gone in if it were open. Nice little village to explor4e and amazing views of the coast line. Check this small village out.

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