Algarve Oyster Lover’s Tour
During this half day tour, you’ll explore the rich natural wetlands of Ria Formosa Natural Park with a local biologist; explore one of the most exquisite islands in the Algarve, renowned for its quaint and historic fishing culture; a guided harvest of both mussels and oysters to savor as an appetizer; and finally, a traditional Cataplana lunch sourcing fresh ingredients from the sea. Traditionally the Cataplana was made out of beaten copper in the shape of a clam shell, making it easy for hunters and fishermen to fill it up with the essentials like garlic, onions, olive oil, and fresh vegetables prior to catching fresh fish and game. Once caught, the Cataplana would be placed over a fire and would act like a pressure cooker in that it would steam the fresh food inside, locking in the flavors and juices while cooking – it’s the ultimate end to an incredible day!  For those who adore stunning landscapes, fresh seafood and incredible Portuguese hospitality, you’ll adore this tour.


  • Private guided tour of the Ria Formosa Natural Park with a local biologist
  • Guided tour of one of the most beautiful islands in the Algarve
  • Hand picked mussels and oysters for lunch
  • Cataplana seafood lunch with Portuguese wine





Algarve, Portugal




Half Day

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Fantastic tour of Portugal organized and conducted by the Catavino team. My wife and I experienced one memorable experience topped each day by the next memorable experience. A week of friendship, learning and interacting all in an environment that was stimulating and stress free. Kudos to Catavino for a wonderful and supremely well organized trip.

David Waldschmidt

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If you would like us to customize your next tour to Portugal or Spain, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to set up a call or offer an itinerary that meets to your needs.