Armona Island

Armona Island is another of the Ria Formosa’s fantastic islands. Just a short trip through the waters of the lagoon and you’ll soon find a desert island paradise.


Access to the island is by boat only. The main connection is from Olhão. Small ferries operate the route every couple of hours on most days. Alternatively, you can hire a water taxi from either Olhão or Faro too.


The ferry dock leads directly into the small streets of the island where you’ll find several, bars, cafés and small shops. Here you can find refreshments and your typical beach gear before heading to the beach.


There really is only one thing to do on Armona and that is to relax! The island, and the other barrier islands in the Ria Formosa offer a pace of life that’s available nowhere else in the Algarve.