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Great to walk around

Lovely place to visit for an hour or so. Spectacular views from the fort. Plenty of free parking... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Sandy, United Kingdom
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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 July 23, 2018
ted k
Bristol, Connecticut
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  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
20 Oct 2018
“Great to walk around”
23 Jul 2018
“Lovely town for beach and fun”
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Rua de Cacela Velha, Vila Nova de Cacela 8900-019, Portugal
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to visit for an hour or so. Spectacular views from the fort. Plenty of free parking but fills up quickly in the summer months due to people going to the beach.

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Reviewed July 23, 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

Thank ted k
Reviewed July 9, 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 jochenk569
Reviewed June 22, 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 sabined718
Reviewed May 17, 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 April 9, 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 December 11, 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 August 24, 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 February 16, 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.

Thank ItalianChicken1
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