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Santa Luzia

Addressed as the octopus capital , the origin of this village dates back to 1577, and its name is an invocation to the Sicilian Saint of the same name, protective of the eye patients.
Santa Luzia was elevated to town on 13 May 1999. The nice and pleasant promenade, framed by the river offers several restaurants and taverns where you can enjoy the best seafood of the estuary as well as typical dishes like "estupeta de atum". An invitation for a boat ride along the various water channels that serve as shelter to the sailing boats.


In front of Santa Luzia we find Terra Estreita Beach. The access to this extensive beach is made by small boats, specially in the summer period. Close by is Barril beach, ideal for families. The access to the beach delights the children, as it's made by a small tourist train, whose tracks run through the sand dunes, showing the Ria Formosa in a unique way.

 

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