Oysters of Moinho

Ria Formosa (Tavira)

From Monday to Friday

From 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

3 tastings

2 tastings

1 entry


Visit a 26-hectare beautiful and organic private property in the heart of Ria Formosa Natural Park and taste the best oysters in Algarve.

Moinho dos Ilhéus belongs to the same family since 1937. During this century became a home of one of the best oyster productions in Europe. Its privileged geography, human pressure free, exclusive natural tidal and light cycles, and the passion of mother and daughter make this property a best-kept secret.

This delightful experience starts with you being guided through the property full of history where there is still an old watermill. Then, we will learn the life cycle of the oysters, meet and watch the workers hand calibrating, selecting and cleaning daily the pearls of  Moinho. At the end, we will enjoy from sea-to-table the premium oysters paired with two carefully selected wines from the Algarve region.


"Top oyster in all aspects: excellent texture and balanced."

Domaine de Chateauvieux, Switzerland - 2 Michelin Stars


*Minimum required of 6 people



 Visit an unspoilt ecosystem in the natural park of Ria Formosa

 Learn about the life cycle of the mill oysters

 Taste premium and unique oysters

 Enjoy 2 wine tastings from certified Algarvian wines


 Wear comfortable clothing, and hiking boots are preferred

Bring your appetite, curiosity and good mood

 Your camera to record and share the good moments


What people say about the tour

"Excellent product related to texture, taste and experience overall!"

Cafe Theatre du Crochetan, Switzerland - Michelin Guide and Gault & Millau Guide



"Unique and straight taste and crispy texture."

Auberge de l´Onde, Switzerland - Michelin Guide and Gault & Millau Guide