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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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                                                                                                      My family and I spent a gorgeous week in this amazing villa in February. My husband is a golf fanatic and played 5 times over the week on various different courses around the area and loved everyone of them. The villa has everything you could possible want for a truly relaxing break away with the family. The local restaurants were very friendly and so accommodating and the food was really lovely with such a wide variety to choose from. We would definitely come back again and have recommended your villa to many of our friends already. See you next year. Thanks Ella
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Clean, good location and would stay again.

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                                                                                                      First time in Portugal and loved it. We were met by Hector at the apartment at the agreed time. The apartment is modern, nice bathroom and plenty of room in the kitchen which has a dishwasher and washer/drier if you need them. Just 5 mins walk to the Lidl. 1 min walk to the seafront and a 5 min walk to Olhao. Olhao is quiet I'm February but still several restaurants and cafes open, the fish market is good. The train station has links along the Algarve, we went to Faro and Tavira on the Train with no hassle. Great apartment and enjoyed the whole holiday .
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

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                                                                                                      We're beginning to lose count of the number of times we have returned to this holiday haven! Everything about the cottage is just perfect with everything you could wish for in this cosy cottage for two - there's even a TV with UK channels (though why anyone would want to watch TV when you have such a beautiful hillside setting to enjoy is beyond us) and Wi-Fi. The tasty Welcome Pack that Joan (the perfect host) provides means that you don't even have to leave the cottage for the first couple of days so you can immediately start to unwind and relax by the wonderful pool and enjoy the lovely peaceful gardens. When you are ready to explore it's just a few minutes drive to Moncarapacho which has a range of good restaurants or travel a couple of miles further to Fuseta with its great seafood eateries - the cottage is a great base for exploring the pretty villages and towns of the eastern Algarve. The only problem with this place is having to leave at the end of your stay - it never gets any easier to drive away and we can't wait to return in July.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017