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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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                                                                                                      Olhão Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                      Excellent Accommodation with lovely views near to a lively busy town

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed in this property from 11 -17 September. It is in a very modern apartment block with spacious accommation and excellent security and a lift . The view from the large terrace was lovely although the road in front could get busy but not really a problem on the 3rd floor. The apartment was fitted to a high standard and was extremely clean. The owner Julia responded promptly to any queries we had before our arrival. We were able to get a early check in and the meet an greet went smoothly. We didn't have any issues during our stay so hadno need to contact the management company. Olhao is not the most scenic of towns but the harbour which is about 10 mins walk of the apartment has lovely views and is bustling and lively both day and night. Great choice of restaurants serving lovely fish but plenty of choice fo the meat lovers as well. It is also a lot cheaper than other places we have been to in the Algarve as well as being only 15 /20mins from the airport. Vino verde on tap for a large glass at 2 euros at the harbour hard to beat. The locals were also friendly and understand English but also French and Spainish as there were a lot of both nationalities. The train station is approx 15 minute walk and regular ferries to other islands. We went to Armona and views were amazing. There is a Lidl supermarket nearby but the local Pingo Doce near the harbour was more than adequate. A small grocery store a few blocks away has just opened and this was very convenient for small purchases. Would certainly go back to this apartment and also Olhao as I loved the non touristy feel and the morning market had lovely fresh fruit. We didn't hire a car as we have been to a lot of places in the Algarve and it's perfectly possible to do without one.Have stayed in a number of villas/ apartments and find a smallWelcome pack with water, coffee and milk is much appreciated after a early morning flight. As we were tired and thirsty when we arrived it meant to we to go out immediately and look for a supermarket. An information pack is provided by the management company but the guest comment book in the drawer in the lounge gives a lot of valuable insider tips
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 05, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      This house is truly grand, looked after with loving care.Located at the centre of town.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything is in this apartment, high ceilings and so much space. So clear and well looked after.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017