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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

                                                                                                      Enjoyable Stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from a very enjoyable stay in this apartment over Christmas. The descriptions given from both Dr. Mitchell and the other reviews are extremely accurate, the supermarket, shops and rail within 5 mins and the seafront a pleasant 15 min walk away. We found this a light bright top floor apartment (with lift) and a fabulous big balcony where we enjoyed the sun all day. Dr. Mitchell was very helpful, both online before our visit including arranging a taxi to meet us at the airport, and in person when we met him at the apartment and during our stay. A great holiday location.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Wonderful Apartment with stunning views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We spent 2 wonderful weeks in this lovely apartment in November, breakfast on the balcony most mornings was great and the views over the Ria Formosa nature reserve where very special. The apartment was spotless and had everything we needed for a relaxing break. We thoroughly enjoyed the roof-top Jacuzzi. Marta was very helpful and answered any questions that we had. We hope to visit again in the near future. Wendy
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Fabulous Modern Villa

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was our third holiday at this beautiful, extremely well equipped villa, and it certainly won't be our last! It is ideally located in a quiet area, yet only a 10 minute drive to the historical town of Tavira, with its cobbled streets and fantastic restaurants, bars and craft shops. The quaint village of Santo Estevao is only a leisurely stroll away, or you can make use of the cycles provided. The villa is set in beautifully manicured landscaped gardens, with sea views from the pool and terraced area. There are an abundance of beaches close by, and in my opinion, the best on The Algarve. I would definitely recommend this villa to friends and family.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016