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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Clean, good location and would stay again.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      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 .
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      First Class Apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fantasic location and the views from the balcony are amazing.Having stayed in Olhao over christmas for the last few years now we found this apartment ideal.Quiet location but only 5 min walk to the town and all the cafes,fish and veg markets ,shops, ferries to the islands.The apartment was spotless and well equipped with everything you need for a great holiday.Olhao has no beach but a 10 min ferry and you are at one of the islands with beaches that are stunning .I have booked this apartment again ready for christmas and if you are thinking of going to Olhao you will not go wrong booking this spacious clean fully eqiupped apartment with a roof top pool
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      A very enjoyable stay in Fuseta for 8 days with lovely accommodation

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We have travelled to Portugal every year for the last 30 years; we visited Fuseta for the first time in February. Accommodation excellent. Beautifully appointed and in an ideal position for eating out locally on the front. Location: Unusual for us as the views were across the creek and then the lagoon as opposed to directly on the seafront. This afforded some lovely walks, especially if you are interested in wild life. Ideally situated for access to local restaurants and shops. A mere 5 minute walk will take you to lovely beach bar with magnificent views. Equally, a 5 minute walk away you can pick up the local train to nearby towns. Tavira is well worth visiting. Eating out was a revelation! It has been many years since we have been away on holiday where the food in restaurants is very inexpensive and invariably local produce (charcoal grilled in front of you) with the obvious choice local fish. Wines and beers are also excellent value for money. There are no "posh" restaurants to tempt you so your euros will go a long way! Fuseta is a charming and very traditional fishing village well worth visiting. The apartment was extremely comfortable and beautifully furnished. Only negative for us as a couple was the view from the lounge terrace was a little restricted so there was only one spot where we could sit to overlook the creek/lagoon etc. There is a beautifully laid out roof terrace with excellent views but it is accessed by leaving the apartment and going up two flights of stairs. We are in our 60s and didn't trust ourselves to come back down after one too many glasses of wine up there! One small recommendation to the owner: the train timetable was very out of date which we discovered on arrival at the station and had an hour to kill. It didn't faze us because we enjoyed coffees in the "square" at ludicrously low prices in this day and age. We would like to thank the owners for their excellent support throughout the booking including Alvaro to welcome us and arrange transport back to the airport.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017