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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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Olhao Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (20 reviews)
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    • 4 BR
    • 5 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    Villa #6288709
    20
    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
      • 6 BR
      • 4 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 16
      Villa #8070006
      4
      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.7/5
        (10 reviews)
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        • Studio
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 3
        Apartment #6557043
        10
        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
          Excellent! 4.3/5
          (6 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          House #1220394a
          6
          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
            Very Good! 4.0/5
            (5 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            House #1423755a
            5
            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.6/5
              (7 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 3
              Apartment #2471982
              7
              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.6/5
                (8 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Apartment #878154
                8
                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Apartment #6543339
                  3
                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                    (15 reviews)
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #878112
                    15
                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 3
                      Apartment #1820945
                      4
                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Apartment #6562483
                        1
                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Multiple rentals Apartment #2038647
                          22
                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Multiple rentals Apartment #2038647
                            38
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #431294
                              3
                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                Villa #1428119a
                                1
                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                  (19 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #809059
                                  19
                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 4 BA
                                    • Sleeps 10
                                    Villa #8009102
                                    2
                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Apartment #6070804
                                      2
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Apartment #6503376
                                        1
                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #6503373
                                          1
                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 9
                                            Apartment #6023059
                                            4
                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Very Good! 4.0/5
                                              (11 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Apartment #873412
                                              11
                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (32 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                Apartment #8094098
                                                32
                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Villa #1636342
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Apartment #6737317
                                                    2
                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                      • 5 BR
                                                      • 6 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                      Villa #6434361
                                                      6
                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #6814458
                                                        1
                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                          (10 reviews)
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                                                          • 6 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          Villa #1658980
                                                          10
                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            House #8169872
                                                            3
                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #8070428
                                                              5
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                Villa #1977855
                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  House #8019078
                                                                  7
                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Apartment #1872276
                                                                    3
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #8070428
                                                                      1
                                                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                        (6 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Apartment #484768
                                                                        6
                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (14 reviews)
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Villa #91800
                                                                          14
                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                            (16 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            House #1302690a
                                                                            16
                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Apartment #1068071
                                                                              7
                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                Villa #8016723
                                                                                11
                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  House #1853288
                                                                                  12
                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #437862
                                                                                    3
                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                      • 5 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Villa #1019061
                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Villa #1019061
                                                                                          • 8 BR
                                                                                          • 5 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 15
                                                                                          Cottage #115262tr
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Apartment #8061265
                                                                                            9
                                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (19 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Apartment #2405041
                                                                                              19
                                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (17 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                House #1171206
                                                                                                17
                                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                  Villa #1603693
                                                                                                  8
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                    (11 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    House #8040938
                                                                                                    11
                                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Apartment #1268992a
                                                                                                      4
                                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great Location

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      A superb location for Olhao town and a great base for sight seeing. The apartment overlooks the salt marshes and you can relax enjoy the sunshine on the balcony watching the locals and birds activities. It is so well placed for the old town and the fresh fish and fruit markets are absolutely superb. The Mars rep was very efficient on showing us around the apartment and was available if we had issues( The toaster needed replacing and she did this the same day). The apartment itself is large clean and very modern, the downside is that the beds are extremely hard and there were no cleaning products left for us to ensure that we left the place as we found it. Other rental properties we have used always provide a welcome basket to get you started and some items such as cooking oil and herbs to ensure a good stay - there was nothing at all in the apartment. Having said that Lidl is just down the road. This would certainly make the rating 5 star if provided.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Amazing

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Wonderful apartment. Excellent location. Superb hostess. Always on hand if needed. See you again soon.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful villa. Would defo recommend

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The villa looks exactly like it does in the photos. There was 8 adults and 3 kids and there was still so much space for more people. The location is very nice and quiet. Very well equiped espiecally for large groups. 2 fridges/freezers , bathroom towels and pool towels plus changes of towels mid week. Microwave, dishwasher , tumble dryer and washing machine . The place is amazing 100%. Swimming pool is lovely . The beds are massive aswell. Defonitely would stay again. Thank you very much filipe
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016