The island beaches offshore form part of the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa and make an appealing summer destination for strolling or sunbathing. Boats (€3.70 to €4.30 return) run to Armona, Culatra and Farol at least three times a day (more frequently in summer) from the quay just east of the Mercados Municipais on Avenida 5 de Outubro.