The Ria Formosa oyster has a taste impossissble to beat. If you do not just want to enjoy it fresh at our Grand Beach Club, you can also go straight to where the magic starts.
Visit an oyster farm on the breath-taking beautiful island of Culatra. You will be welcomed personally by the president of the island that has many surprisingly facts about the island life and future, the locals, and of course, about oysters, to tell. Culatra is not only a beautiful tourist destination, but also a pioneer in sustainability. Needless to say that the oysters will be tasted on the spot.
There is plenty of time to relax on one of the idyllic beaches and then stop off at one of the rustic restaurants.
HOW IMPORTANT IS THIS EXPERIENCE? When embarking on this journey, you support the sustainability project “Culatra 2030”. The value of your experience will go in part towards this project, thus making you an important part of the community’s sustainable development projects. You will receive information on the progress of the project and all the news.
CLEAN ENERGY ON ISLANDS “Culatra 2030 – Sustainable Energy Community” is a project selected by the European Secretariat for Clean Energy on Islands to be one of six pilot projects throughout Europe. The aim is to make Culatra a self-sufficient community in terms of energy, exclusively using clean and renewable sources. A strong commitment to the preservation of environmental values and sustainability.
BY THE WAY PS: A juvenile oyster is between 2mm to 6mm in size and here in the Algarve it takes one to one-and-a-half years for an oyster to be fully grown. The final size and appearance of an oyster depend on the quality of water and ambient temperatures. In France it takes up to four years for an oyster to be fully developed. One reason (unbeknownst to most French oyster consumers) the largest French aquaculture enterprise grows a substantial part of their production in Algarvean waters. Only for export to France!