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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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                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Good Location, Has All you need

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Rained all week but other than that everything close to hand. Apartment was very clean and had all you needed for self catering. I would suggest new kitchen knives (We left a sharpener) and a new shower head.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Exactly as advertised. Beautiful...

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Magnificent two bedroom property in the center of Olhao. Close to all amenities and a short walk to the fish and vegetable markets. Would definitely recommend as a vacation property while visiting the Algarve.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017