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Make a holiday rental villa or rental accommodation in Olhao, Portugal your home away from home

Olhao is an ancient town, inextricably linked with the Algarve’s fishing industry. Situated on the edge of the beautiful Ria Formosa Nature Reserve near Faro, holiday rental accommodation in Olhao is wonderfully easy to reach, yet has an atmosphere that makes it seem many miles from anywhere. Taking a villa rental in Olhao is a guaranteed way to relax in the warm sun of the Algarve, surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes and within easy walk of idyllic beaches.

Things to see in Olhao, Portugal

The old quarter of Olhao is the most famous part of the town, blessed with an undeniably Moorish flavour. Every morning, the old town of Olhao bursts into life as local fishermen return home to sell their catch, which is amazingly varied each morning. The town is still centred around the ancient fishing port, with traditional lifestyles that still thrive. There is nowhere that you can experience pure Algarvian lifestyles like you can from rental accommodation in Olhao. Traditional cuisine is another major attraction to Olhao, especially, unsurprisingly, the seafood. Local restaurants make the air thick with the mouth-watering aromas of grilled fish. Even if you are only staying in a villa rental in Olhao for one night, you must try the local herring.

The port is an excellent place from which to take a boat trip into the Mediterranean to try a little deep sea fishing, enjoy an excursion to one of the immaculate beaches on a deserted island, including Fuzeta and Armona, or explore the watery world beneath with a scuba diving adventure. The islands of Fuzeta and Armona are wonderfully peaceful, with huge swathes of golden sand on which to stretch out and sunbathe, and the best natural conditions for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and scuba diving are found near them.

The Ria Formosa is a beautiful place to visit, that is, if you can drag yourself away from the fine, golden sands and warm, clear waters of the coastline. The Ria Formosa Nature Reserve is also accessible by ferry, and is one of the best places to walk, cycle and ride, but you will have to share the park with flamingo, storks and many other bird species and wildlife.

Places to visit on holiday in Olhao, Portugal

A little inland, the town of Moncarapacho is one of the most charming towns in the whole of the Algarve. Moncarapacho is certainly worth investigation from any rental property in Olhao, as the enormously laid back way of life is irresistible. Simply spend a few hours in Moncarapacho and the relaxing atmosphere cannot fail to rub off on you!

Weather in Olhao, Portugal

The Algarve is blessed with a sublime climate. Hot and dry during the summer and wonderfully mild during the winter, there is never a bad time to take self catering rental accommodation in Olhao, Portugal. The summer months see daily peak temperatures soaring into the mid 30’s (˚C) daily from May until October, with temperatures over 40˚C regular in July and August. The winter months are perfect for relaxing sightseeing and golfing holidays as temperatures are rarely below 15˚C.

Travel to Olhao, Portugal

Faro International Airport (FAO) is just 12km from the centre of Olhao, which makes reaching a property to rent in Olhao remarkably easy from the UK. There are flights arriving into Faro from airports big and small across the UK, provided by a huge range of airlines.

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                                                                                                      Spacious and peaceful villa

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed at this villa from 17 - 24 September 2016. We were 4 couples and 4 babies under 14 months. The villa was perfect for our stay - it was very spacious and well furnished. We requested the pool to be heated so that the babies would enjoy the water and it was the perfect temperature! We ate outside every night at the large outside dining table. The kitchen was well stocked with 2 large fridges. There is also a Super Bok beer tap for those who want cold draft beer - a fun novelty! Bedrooms were comfortable - all with air conditioning and most with ensuite. The nearest town is about 10min drive - Olhao - it is an authentic Portuguese fishing town with excellent seafood restaurants and is a hidden gem amongst the other more touristy Algarve resorts. Felipe and his father assisted us with check-in and check-out and made it clear they were on hand should we need anything. They have excellent English and were very helpful. We would definitely return to this villa.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Our stay in olaho

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                                                                                                      Had a lovely stay at this flat. It had everything you could possibly need. Great location, waking up every morning to a lovely sunrise. Would stay here again. Marie Manchester
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely apartment with great views across the lagoon and salt pans

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                                                                                                      This is the second time we have stayed in the Village Marina apartment complex in Olhao. The blocks are no more than about an 8 minute flat walk along the sea front from the restaurants/market area. The apartment is very handy for the ferry service to the beaches at Farol or Hangares. Apartment Gaviota is a lovely apartment which was immaculately clean. Our rep Soraya was on hand to answer any questions or queries we had upon checking in. The apartment has all the equipment you could really need (apart from a chopping board!!). However, there are plenty of really fabulous and inexpensive restaurants within walking distance there is very little need to cook. There are plenty of towels/beach towels and a hairdryer is provided. If I were to level any criticism it would be that the road outside the apartment seems a lot busier than previous occasions and there is some road noise from passing cars. However that is something that cannot be laid at the door of the agents or indeed the apartment. Overall I have nothing but good things to say about the service we had from Mars Algarve, Soraya and would recommend Apartment Gaviota.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016