• Mar 18, 2021
  • | Villages and cities


Mariska Verpaalen
Mariska Verpaalen

We already knew that the Algarve has many fishing villages. Fuseta, another fishing village named after its location: Fozeta. Located on an islet in the estuary (Foz) of the Rio Tronoco that flows to the sea. Once started with a number of fishermen's houses and eventually developed into a small, sweet fishing village. Just half an hour's drive from Faro airport. There is also a coastal train that runs along the entire coast, so you can immediately enjoy all the beauty that the Algarve has to offer.

Welcome in Fuseta - Moncarapacho

Sights Fuseta

Some of the sights that the city of Fuseta counts are as follows. The chapel Capela de Nossa Senhora do Carmo is also called Capela de S. João de Moxarro and was previously dedicated to Jupiter. The chapel has a majestic Gothic portal, rebuilt in the 14th-15th and facing west. The vault of the main chapel is special because of the two bays, which stand on columns, which in turn have chapters with curious decorations. Also pay a visit to the cemetery, Igreja Matriz de Fuzeta with a beautiful view over the village.

Beaches of Fuseta

Fuseta itself has two beaches: inner beach Fuseta and Ilha da Fuseta. At the end of the promenade is the inner beach in the lagoon. Beautiful bay with a beach tent, sunbeds and the characteristic old building of the lifeguards. It is a nice beach for families with small children, because it is always calm and shallow for a long time in the bay. You can also enjoy a snack, drink or lounger all year round.

Ilha da Fuseta is a different world, an idyllic beach island. You can go there by boat from the fishing port. This is a crossing of about 5 minutes. A beautiful long sandy beach and during the summer season you will also find a few nice beach bars here. Out of season you can enjoy nice walks here.

From Ilha da Fuseta you walk about 5 kilometers to the next island Ilha da Armona. Lunch en route at Restaurante Santo António or Armona 4. Then walk back or take the ferry to Olhão and catch the train back to Fuseta. You can also go to the islands of Armona, Culatra or Farol with a taxi boat.

Ria Formosa

This cozy and small village right on the Ria Formosa has the best views of the channels, lagoons, islands and the beautiful transition to the sea. For the nature lover, hiker, cyclist, sun worshiper, water sports enthusiast and peace seeker. Narrow streets, traditional cube-shaped houses with moldings (platibandas) and chimneys can be found in this charming fishing village. Grab a terrace on the pleasant village square or enjoy a delicious dinner in one of the many restaurants. Fuseta is known for its BBQ-restaurants such as Casa do Mestres or Ti Anica da Fuzeta for a modern twist to a local and traditional meal. At every place in the village you will see a barbecue with very fresh fish. The tents around the market hall are also recommended. It couldn’t be fresher. There is a nice mix of locals, tourists and fishermen who sit comfortably next to each other.

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