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Get away from it all in a holiday home in the Olhao region.

The beautiful Olhao region is part of Portugal's Algarve on the southern coast. Olhao is located close to Faro and is a popular fishing port. Two of Portugal's most loved products – Bela brand sardines and the Conserveira do Sul fish products – call Olhao home. Old churches, beaches with clean waters, and the chance to unwind await travellers. Finding an accommodation in the Olhao region is just a click away with HomeAway.

There is a apartment in Olhao for every kind of traveller. Apartments with balconies and terrific views are perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway, and multi-bedroom apartments in Olhao are a nice option for medium-sized groups. Should children and pets play a role in travel, an Olhao region holiday rentals rental is a good option. Houses for upwards of eight people are available, some even with pools, gardens, and wheelchair access.

Travellers can find accommodations in the nearby Faro region, and HomeAway also offers comfortable holiday rentals in Carvoeiro.

Things to do

Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário:

The Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário was constructed in the early 17th century and served as the centre of Olhao community life. Unfortunately it was severely damaged in the devastating earthquake of 1755, but reconstruction allows visitors to get a feel for what the Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário originally looked like.

Church of Nossa Senhora da Soledade:

Olhao's Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Soledade is a fine example of Baroque and Roccoco styles. It was the first church of its kind to be constructed here. It once served as a parochial church, but today it is primarily used as a pilgrimage chapel.

Mercado de Olhao:

The bustling local market in Olhao is the perfect place to see and taste local culture. A wide variety of vendors sell fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, and drinks at reasonable prices. Saturdays are the busiest when local craftsmen set up outside the Mercado.

Culatra Island:

Culatra island is found a short distance from Faro. The island is small: a mere four miles in length and less than six-tenths of a mile in width. The beaches on the ocean side are pristine with warm waters. The lagoon side is used primarily for anchoring boats and visiting yachts. A ferry brings travellers directly from Olhao.

Golf:

The Algarve is home to some of the very best golf courses in Europe. Not only are the courses well maintained and beautiful in their own right, but they offer players incredible views of the region. There are three courses near Olhao: Pinheiros Altos, Colina Verde, and San Lorenzo.

Ria Formosa:

The nature reserve of Rio Formosa is comprised of a lagoon and several small islands. Birds use this area during their yearly migration south. There are a few small towns located on the islands that have taverns and cafés, and the beaches are excellent.

Weather in Olhao

Portugal enjoys a sunny, warm climate. Sun is prevalent all year long and the summer months are characterised by temperatures averaging at around 28ºC. Late July and early August tend to be hotter, though the ocean breeze keeps things cool. Winters are mild; temperatures rarely drop below 10ºC. The most rain falls in March. Spring and fall are also nice times to visit; temperatures are in the low-20s and there are fewer tourists.

Travel to Olhao

Olhao is located only nine miles from Faro. Faro Airport (FAO) has connections to most major European cities. Daily trains and buses run regularly between Faro Airport and Olhao. Car hires and taxi rides are also easy options. There are numerous car hire services at the airport, and taxis are abundant.

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                                                                                                      Large, we'll spec'd villa.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a late arrival of about 12am but the owners still met us to walk through the villa. We went with another family making 10 of us in total but there was more than enough space. The owners also left some welcome items due to the time we arrived and we're very helpful. The villa is very well kept and very clean with as new appliances. You do need a car as the nearest village is a mile away but there is a taxi company to get you home if you chose to have food and drinks at the village. Fuesta, Olhao and Tavira all with 30 mins drive to see the eastern Algarve. I would easily recommend for a group holiday especially if you like remote places and you save money by having BBQ's and drinks rather than beach fronted restaurants.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were a little worried when we booked this as it looked too good to be true on the website. However on arrival it turned out to be even better than it looks. A beautiful converted farmhouse with masses of outside space and a beautifully clean pool. There is every thing you could possibly need equipment wise and enough towels to supply the whole village :o) Graham & Bernadette made us very welcome and although we did not see much of them as they made sure that we had our privacy. We left feeling that we had made some new friends. On our next visit to Portugal we will definitely be booking this property.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                      Take me back

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                                                                                                      There was 8 of us and not one of us could fault the Villa. We arrived quite late due to a problem at the car rental place. However the person who had greeted us was very nice and understood. We also did have a bit of trouble following the directions but that was just a minor issue. After we got to the house we as able to properly set up the Sat-Nav and we no longer had a problem getting around. We spent most of our time at the villa in the pool or jacuzzi. We took the advice to hire cars for the weekend and we are very glad we did as it is very secluded and the nearest supermarket we found was a 5/10 min drive away from us. I would say the Internet connection could be better as you can only really get signal in the living room or that ground level anyone on the 1st or lower level cannot access it. The property was clean and there was more then enough room for all of us. We found however there was not a lot of room on the sofa for all of us all the time and would feel that a bar and pool table would be a welcome addition to the place but we would go back year after year without it to. The pool was warm no matter what time you used it and the lights stay on by the pool till about 2am. One downside to the pool is that bugs, dust, dirt and leafs do go into the pool when your using it, but we did try to keep it as clean as we could using the skimmer. We did have to call the pool cleaner out once and when we did come back it was spotless and we was able to drive right in again. I would gladly tell anyone to go to the property but do make sure you hire a car. There are so many places that we ate however one I must recommend is Restaurante Prazeres which is in Olhao, they do amazing surf and turf. However no matter where you go the food is amazing and the portions are a lot better then what you would get in England.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016