Destination guide

Take in the oceanfront beauty of Silves

The ocean views and countryside create a pretty picture of Silves. Well known for its golfing, seafood restaurants and cheese shops, this relaxing city won't disappoint. Zoomarine and Rocha Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Silves

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Silves a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Zoomarine (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Krazy World Zoo (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Oceanico O'Connor Course (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Oceanico Faldo Golf Course (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Silves Pestana Golf (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Aqualand Waterpark (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Silves

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Silves is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rocha Beach (14.9 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Meia Praia Beach (20.3 mi / 32.7 km)
  • Senhora da Rocha Beach (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Falesia Beach (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Dona Ana Beach (21.6 mi / 34.8 km)
  • Luz Beach (24.3 mi / 39.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Silves

Fly into Portimao (PRM), the closest airport, located 15.5 mi (24.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), which is 27 mi (43.5 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Silves Station or Silves Tunes Station and explore the city from there.

How many holiday rentals are available around Silves?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,241 holiday lettings around Silves. From 1,024 villas to 510 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Silves?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Silves. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Armacao de Pera: 5,891 holiday homes
  • Alcantarilha: 690 holiday homes
  • Pera: 6,378 holiday homes
  • Algoz: 5,553 holiday homes
  • Estevais: 5,007 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Silves! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Silves?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Silves with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Armacao de Pera: 5,891 holiday lettings
  • Alvor: 4,618 holiday lettings
  • Luz: 3,352 holiday lettings
  • Quarteira: 6,971 holiday lettings
  • Carvoeiro: 4,627 holiday lettings

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Silves? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Silves. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Silves Pestana Golf: 10,198 holiday rentals
  • Aqualand Waterpark: 10,898 holiday rentals
  • Roman Bridge of Silves: 9,499 holiday rentals
  • Silves Castle: 9,436 holiday rentals
  • Salgados Lagoon Observation Deck: 10,914 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Silves listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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