No hustle and bustle, beautiful beaches and a town of typically Portuguese houses and wide streets.
Ilha Deserta is a huge sandy island surrounded by the clean and crystal waters both belonging to the Atlantic Ocean and Ria Formosa.
Its quietness and tranquillity are quite impressive, and this is the only completely uninhabited island in the entire Natural Park. It’s on this island that we can find the southernmost point of Continental Portugal, Santa Maria’s Cape.
A little wooden restaurant, “O Estaminé”, with a wide offer in traditional dishes as well as some quick meals.
All products and menus are based on traditional flavours from the Atlantic and Ria Formosa, shared by the people throughout the centuries, from the use of dry and salty products originally from the Roman occupation, which had a growing fishing, salt extraction and conservation industry to the freshness of coal grilled fish. Clams, shrimps and all of the Ria Formosa’s own sea fruits are also a much appreciated delicacy.