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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
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    Apartment #2366110
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      Excellent! 4.6/5
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      House #1680903
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        • 3 BR
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        Villa #8123896
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          Villa #451873
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            • 5 BR
            • 3 BA
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            Farmhouse #191640vb
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
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              Villa #1903598
              14
              Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                • 4 BR
                • 2 BA
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                House #6702599
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
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                  Apartment #1495505a
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 4 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 10
                    Villa #8053222
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
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                      Apartment #429883
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                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                        • 1 BR
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                        Apartment #878112
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                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Apartment #6063816
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            Cottage #1435546a
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              • 9 BR
                              • 8 BA
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                              Multiple rentals Villa #1020924
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                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
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                                Villa #1730024
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                                  Good! 3.9/5
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
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                                  House #1220394a
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
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                                    House #2592191
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                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
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                                      Apartment #6686741
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                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
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                                        Apartment #1370369
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                                          • 1 BR
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                                          Apartment #1370882a
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                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            House #1396475a
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                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              Villa #1843977
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                                              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Apartment #6454182
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                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Apartment #8061265
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    Apartment #419925
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                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                      Villa #8004420
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Condo #2186699
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          Apartment #6281120
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            • 3 BR
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                                                            Apartment #8071849
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              Apartment #1141347
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                                                              Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                Villa #8009243
                                                                6
                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Villa #3912244
                                                                  1
                                                                  Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Apartment #1382733
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                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Apartment #8173141
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                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Villa #12136
                                                                        5
                                                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          House #1261568
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                                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Farmhouse #8016395
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                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                              (11 reviews)
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              House #8019078
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                                                                              Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Apartment #6293012
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                  Cottage #6802106
                                                                                  1
                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                    (16 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                    Apartment #1765447
                                                                                    16
                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (16 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      House #1123684
                                                                                      16
                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Multiple rentals House #765171
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                                                                                          • Studio
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #1894924
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Apartment #8073157
                                                                                            9
                                                                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              Chateau / Country House #6595773
                                                                                              5
                                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                House #1307189a
                                                                                                8
                                                                                                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  House #1423755a
                                                                                                  5
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (20 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Villa #8000504
                                                                                                    20
                                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (17 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 6 BR
                                                                                                      • 5 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                      Villa #8043653
                                                                                                      17
                                                                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect getaway

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Delightful house, beautifully furnished and accessorised and very well equipped. The highlight though, is the stunning garden and many seating areas all of which have tasteful furniture, lighting and planting. The (essential!) pool is pristine and the whole property is meticulously maintained by the friendly and helpful owners
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Stunning Villa with Wonderful Views, Family Holiday to Remember

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      After spending what felt like weeks looking for the perfect villa near to Tavira I finally came across this one. I instantly new it would be perfect for our family and what we wanted. Having visited Tavira many times before we wanted something in the area for our family of 7 adults and 2 children (age 1 & 2) On first impressions the villa is beautiful just outside the villa of Moncarapacho, we initially struggled with the directions (due to a very early start!) but Ian from MARS very kindly came and met us and drove us in. The service from Ian and the team whilst we were out there was second to none. The Villa is very well kept, clean and modern, it was large and bright- and very quiet. The bedrooms had ample storage and the AC was brilliant. We had the double on the top floor with a balcony and a view of the sea which was just lovely. The villa also benefited from a fantastic terrace, we spent many evenings and nights here sat drinking wine in the sun until 9pm! It really was the WOW factor. Having small children we did have reservations however there is a lockable gate and the balcony is well protected. The pool itself we paid to be heated which was absolutely worth it! We were all in it everyday, it's a great size and the jacuzzi is a great addition. The tennis court was also a huge highlight and the men spent many a day in competition. In the evening we visited Fuzeta, Olhao 3 times and Tavira once. Although Tavira is our favourite it was just a bit too far in a taxi. Olhao however was beautiful and we had some fantastic meals out here, and the girls loved the bouncy castles! I have to say the service from Valter the owner has been exceptional, always answering queries very quickly. We would certainly look to book again in the future but next time for longer! The only things we did say which would be great to see for next time would be a fridge on the very ground level for drinks so you don't have to keep going upstairs, and also mattresses for some of the plastic sunloungers. These are minor points for what was an incredible family holiday! Thank you again and we hope to be back again in the future :)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017