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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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                                                            Lovely apartment with all the mod cons

                                                            5 of 5
                                                            This was a lovely apartment in a residential area that was well equipt with washing machine, dishwasher, filter coffee machine along with more. Heaters for the cold and fans for the heat. The furniture and beds are very comfortable. The apartment is very clean and well maintained. The only extras we needed during our stay were additional blankets that Dr Mitchel bought for us, introducing us to his granddaughter who got me conected to the Wifi! The only improvement that could possibly be made would be for newer bed linen. We were visiting relatives so we were taken to the nearby beaches and walks on the beautiful Ria Formosa, otherwise I think a car would have been needed to make the most of visiting the area. The sea front, just 20 mins walk away is full of cafes, bars & resturants and it is easy to book boat trips from the harbour area. I would recomend the Margoya restaurant if you like Japanees food, they do a very good all inclusive menu. A great holiday apartment that I happily recommend.
                                                            • Review Submitted: 25-May-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                            Totally delightful

                                                            5 of 5
                                                            We were met promptly by our hosts who gave a very through explanation of most aspects of the apartment. In addition they have made a wonderful book giving all appliance instructions as well as highlights of the Algarve. The apartment was immaculate. I would be happy to recommend this property to others who would like a first class well situated apartment overlooking the nature preserve.
                                                            • Review Submitted: 05-May-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: Apr 2016

                                                            Ideal location for a car free trip to Algarve

                                                            5 of 5
                                                            The property was very clean, the welcome friendly and informative, as a holiday rental this property provides superb value for money. It has all facilities necessary and it is very well situated close to all amenities. The two sun terraces are well positioned and contain a fantastic barbecue. The proximity to the Olhao markets is an exceptional advantage to those who like self catering, also the access to fresh food makes many local restaurants good value for money, especially for seafood. Beaches are easily reachable by regular ferry again only minutes away. Olhao is not a classic Iberian resort, so its not for everyone but that is part of its charm. I would not hesitate to recommend both the accommodation and the town.
                                                            • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: Feb 2016