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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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                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Very Good Apartment With Good Layout

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Apartment Salinas is situated in the Marina Village Complex, Olhao, in the block closest to the bend of Avenida de Outubro, overlooking the lagoons of the Formosa. We found it a smart and comfortable place to stay and chose it in preference to others as, having visited the area before, we knew that in the afternoon the sun would be on the balcony until sundown. Even in the last week of November we were able to sit out in warm pleasant sunshine for four afternoons for a few hours. There other apartments just as well situated in the complex and would strongly recommend you look at the photographs provided to check the view from the balcony shots, if you can see the Formosa clearly and unobstructed, you will get the sun in the afternoons. We were met on time by a Mars Algarve representative and shown around. There are plenty of restaurants along the front of Olhao, most serving fish and steaks, and there are pasta/pizza restaurants too. It's fairly cheap to eat out, we averaged 40/50 euros for 2 main courses, wine and coffee, but if you want to eat in the food in the supermarkets, (meat/fish/veg), is relatively cheap to buy, and wine too, we bought a 5 litre box for under 5 euros and as it's a local Portuguese product it's very drinkable, all the locals buy it. There are several main stores, Lidl a 5 min walk and Pingo in town a bit further. A smaller local shop is also a few minutes away, just walk up the road to the side of the Police station and turn right before the little bar on the corner. There isn't an immediate beach in Olhao, you need to catch a ferry out to the islands, a few euros each way taking about 15/20mins. We hired a car from the airport this time, but if you don't want to, it Is just as cheap to get a taxi to and from the resort and then catch the train along the cost if you want to visit the other towns. We've done this before and it's a good way of getting about. We have previously stayed in the complex in apartments managed by the Real Marina Residence/Hotel and although the Salinas was a little more expensive to book for the week, the comfort levels in the lounge and bedrooms was far superior and would recommend this apartment in preference, we have already booked flights to return in March next year.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      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