Find the best place to stay — Olhão

Where to stay around Olhão?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,253 holiday lettings near Olhão. From 1,044 villas to 648 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Olhão for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Olhão?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Olhão:

  • Quinta do Lago: 420 holiday homes
  • Vale do Garrão: 497 holiday homes
  • Encosta das Oliveiras: 228 holiday homes
  • Azinheiro: 33 holiday homes
  • Apra: 30 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Olhão?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Olhão. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Olhao Municipal Market: 4,556 holiday lettings
  • Vilamoura Marina: 7,850 holiday lettings
  • Vila Sol Golf: 7,498 holiday lettings
  • Vilamoura Beach: 7,669 holiday lettings
  • Algarve Theater: 6,151 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Olhão listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent villas in Olhão?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,044 villas in Olhão. Our other popular types of Olhão holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 648 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 394 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 62 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including farmhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Olhão?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,564 holiday homes with pool available in Olhão. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday rental villa or rental accommodation in Olhao, Portugal your home away from home

    Olhao is an ancient town, inextricably linked with the Algarve’s fishing industry. Situated on the edge of the beautiful Ria Formosa Nature Reserve near Faro, holiday rental accommodation in Olhao is wonderfully easy to reach, yet has an atmosphere that makes it seem many miles from anywhere. Taking a villa rental in Olhao is a guaranteed way to relax in the warm sun of the Algarve, surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes and within easy walk of idyllic beaches.

    Things to see in Olhao, Portugal

    The old quarter of Olhao is the most famous part of the town, blessed with an undeniably Moorish flavour. Every morning, the old town of Olhao bursts into life as local fishermen return home to sell their catch, which is amazingly varied each morning. The town is still centred around the ancient fishing port, with traditional lifestyles that still thrive. There is nowhere that you can experience pure Algarvian lifestyles like you can from rental accommodation in Olhao. Traditional cuisine is another major attraction to Olhao, especially, unsurprisingly, the seafood. Local restaurants make the air thick with the mouth-watering aromas of grilled fish. Even if you are only staying in a villa rental in Olhao for one night, you must try the local herring.

    The port is an excellent place from which to take a boat trip into the Mediterranean to try a little deep sea fishing, enjoy an excursion to one of the immaculate beaches on a deserted island, including Fuzeta and Armona, or explore the watery world beneath with a scuba diving adventure. The islands of Fuzeta and Armona are wonderfully peaceful, with huge swathes of golden sand on which to stretch out and sunbathe, and the best natural conditions for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and scuba diving are found near them.

    The Ria Formosa is a beautiful place to visit, that is, if you can drag yourself away from the fine, golden sands and warm, clear waters of the coastline. The Ria Formosa Nature Reserve is also accessible by ferry, and is one of the best places to walk, cycle and ride, but you will have to share the park with flamingo, storks and many other bird species and wildlife.

    Places to visit on holiday in Olhao, Portugal

    A little inland, the town of Moncarapacho is one of the most charming towns in the whole of the Algarve. Moncarapacho is certainly worth investigation from any rental property in Olhao, as the enormously laid back way of life is irresistible. Simply spend a few hours in Moncarapacho and the relaxing atmosphere cannot fail to rub off on you!

    Weather in Olhao, Portugal

    The Algarve is blessed with a sublime climate. Hot and dry during the summer and wonderfully mild during the winter, there is never a bad time to take self catering rental accommodation in Olhao, Portugal. The summer months see daily peak temperatures soaring into the mid 30’s (˚C) daily from May until October, with temperatures over 40˚C regular in July and August. The winter months are perfect for relaxing sightseeing and golfing holidays as temperatures are rarely below 15˚C.

    Travel to Olhao, Portugal

    Faro International Airport (FAO) is just 12km from the centre of Olhao, which makes reaching a property to rent in Olhao remarkably easy from the UK. There are flights arriving into Faro from airports big and small across the UK, provided by a huge range of airlines.

    Attractions in and around Olhao

    Have time to spare and looking for things to do around Olhao? Visitors searching for nearby landmarks can take a trip to Carmo Church, Tavira Castle and Roman Bridge. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Ria Formosa Natural Park and Ilha da Armona Beach or experience the natural beauty of Sao Miguel Peak and Ilha da Culatra. Activities around the area include Vilamoura Marina, Olhao Harbour and Faro Marina. To discover the region's top popular attractions, head to Barril Beach, Loule Castle and Falesia Beach during your stay. Also while in town, you can visit Ilha da Culatra Beach, Moncarapacho Museum and Chapel or Olhao Municipal Market.