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Things to do in Moncarapacho

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Great for bird watching. Hiking along the salinas and paths.. Can also take boat tours, go diving see dolphins and lost of seahorses other marine life.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Place to eat
“This is a fresh fish and fruit market. they are the red buildings that you can see halfway down the promenade. Get fresh fruit every day. For the best fresh fish and seafood go early in the morning. Tuesday-Saturday. Most fish is fished in local waters. A tip: The employees will scale filet your fish for free FYI, however you want it prepared! ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Just a short ferry ride from Olhao, this little island takes you back in time with its small little fishing village, expansive beaches and views to the hills, it’s a lovely day trip”
  • 15 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“It has a go karting track on the -3 floor so good for a rainy day Also has a cinema. On the top floor are plenty of eating places for a quick snack”
  • 9 locals recommend
Lodging
“Incríveis passeios pela Ria Formosa, uma das 7 Maravilhas Naturais de Portugal!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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  • 6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Open for lunch only from 12:00- 15:30 Tuesdays - Sundays. A no non-sense all you can eat grilled fish restaurant. Grilled fish platter accompanied by salad, boiled potatoes, garlic mash, olives, bread, and homemade tuna salad. The fresh fish is chosen daily from the Olhão fish market. All this for 10 Euros for adults and 5 Euros for kids. Largo do Grémio, N 2 Olhão Tel: +351 968 027 525 ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Extraordinária cozinha e óptimo serviço!! Óptimo para comer peixe sempre fresco!! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“On the seafront, relaxed vibe with live jazz. Cocktails, snacks and a great place to watch the world go by.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We recommend one of our favorite family restaurants located in the heart and center of Olhão with views of the ocean and passersby. O Horta is known for its local fresh Portuguese seafood dishes. One of our personal favorites is the "arroz de marisco" which is seafood with rice and has delicious savory rich flavors. However, any dish you choose will be a delight. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“O Farol is a great spot for live music and drinks. Really pleasant atmosphere.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Nice environment. You can eat with 20€. Small dishes like Tapas. Ask for Grilled goat cheese, Fried Shrimp, Tapa Mista, Fried Clamari, Clams and Ovos Rotos. Don't forget the Sangria.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Island
“Beautiful setting!! You can sunbathe on the Fuseta beach or get a ferry across to the main beach and freshen up in the high rollers of the Atlantic. If you are feeling energetic, you can Kayak across to the main beach.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great restaurante in Olhao with delicious food and true portuguese experience.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The freshest of fresh fish grilled in front of you at this street-side restaurant. Popular and lively.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Italian...good pizza's and Spaghetti Bolognese... Great view from the first floor to the Sea (Ria Formosa) and the market halls..”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Open for lunch only from 12:00- 15:30 Tuesdays - Sundays. A no non-sense all you can eat grilled fish restaurant. Grilled fish platter accompanied by salad, boiled potatoes, garlic mash, olives, bread, and homemade tuna salad. The fresh fish is chosen daily from the Olhão fish market. All this for 10 Euros for adults and 5 Euros for kids. Largo do Grémio, N 2 Olhão Tel: +351 968 027 525 ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Extraordinária cozinha e óptimo serviço!! Óptimo para comer peixe sempre fresco!! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We recommend one of our favorite family restaurants located in the heart and center of Olhão with views of the ocean and passersby. O Horta is known for its local fresh Portuguese seafood dishes. One of our personal favorites is the "arroz de marisco" which is seafood with rice and has delicious savory rich flavors. However, any dish you choose will be a delight. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Nice environment. You can eat with 20€. Small dishes like Tapas. Ask for Grilled goat cheese, Fried Shrimp, Tapa Mista, Fried Clamari, Clams and Ovos Rotos. Don't forget the Sangria.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great restaurante in Olhao with delicious food and true portuguese experience.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The freshest of fresh fish grilled in front of you at this street-side restaurant. Popular and lively.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Italian...good pizza's and Spaghetti Bolognese... Great view from the first floor to the Sea (Ria Formosa) and the market halls..”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"In a converted merchant's store in an alley just back from the seafront, this tiny 22-seat affair serves a brief menu of homemade dishes including cataplana (seafood stew) and cuttlefish. Begin with a simple €2 starter of award-winning olive oil and bread while you admire the mishmash of furniture, colourful Portuguese tablecloths and light, breezy dining room. Friendly Portuguese-Swedish owners."”
  • 7 locals recommend

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