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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.

    Excellent! 4.6/5
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    • 1 BA
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    Apartment #8061265
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      Excellent! 4.7/5
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      Apartment #878112
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        • 2 BR
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        Apartment #1495505a
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          Very Good! 4.1/5
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          House #1220394a
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            Apartment #1370882a
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              Excellent! 4.5/5
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              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
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              House #8019078
              10
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
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                • Sleeps 6
                Apartment #6686741
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
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                  Apartment #8071849
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                    Very Good! 4/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
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                    House #1423755a
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                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Sleeps 10
                      Villa #8009243
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                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
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                        Apartment #6454182
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                          Excellent! 4.5/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Apartment #1320966
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                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
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                            House #1396475a
                            9
                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 4 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              Villa #12136
                              4
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                                • Studio
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #1894924
                                3
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
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                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Apartment #8073157
                                  9
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    Villa #3912244
                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Apartment #6293012
                                      8
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                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 3
                                        Apartment #6281120
                                        9
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                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Villa #8120264
                                          11
                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            House #1123684
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                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              • 1 BA
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                                              House #1384348a
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Apartment #6503373
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                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                  House #1171206
                                                  18
                                                  Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                    • 6 BR
                                                    • 4 BA
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                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                    Villa #1658980
                                                    10
                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      Villa #91800
                                                      14
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        House #1484857a
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                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          Villa #1977855
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (35 reviews)
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilets
                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                            Apartment #8094098
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                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                              • Studio
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                              Apartment #6557043
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Villa #1812151
                                                                1
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                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Villa #8021872
                                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (14 reviews)
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    House #1125064
                                                                    14
                                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (22 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Apartment #2405041
                                                                      22
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (15 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        House #8040938
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                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                          Villa #1636367
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                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Apartment #1447979a
                                                                            1
                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                              House #6938385
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Apartment #1456984a
                                                                                2
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                  Apartment #4359069
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                                                                                  Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                    (18 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                    House #1302690a
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                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                                      Apartment #8130616
                                                                                      3
                                                                                      Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (20 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 5 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Villa #6288709
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                                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          House #8174371
                                                                                          2
                                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            House #499025
                                                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              Villa #8166277
                                                                                              3
                                                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                Villa #8013225
                                                                                                2
                                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (18 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #8056605
                                                                                                  18
                                                                                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #6814458
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Apartment #6590033
                                                                                                      4
                                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Ideal location in our favourite holiday destination

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Very happy to recommend this apartment. The location is excellent and we loved sitting out on the balcony watching the world go by. The balcony furniture has been replaced with a really nice ratan set. The two double rooms are very spacious. The only downside is the second shower room is tiny but it certainly didn't spoil our holiday and we would definitely stay again. Ana and Francisco are very friendly and helpful. Olhao is fantastic, we especially love going to the islands for the beautiful beaches.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Very cosy charming beach house

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Having visited and stayed in several houses on Armona for the last five years .This house is really a home and has amazing inside open space to chill out with a lovely roof terrace . The kitchen is very well equpped for cooking and picnics . The views to the sea and mainland are fabulous- it's a great location for the Atlantic beach and the San Antonio restaurant which we also recommend . We loved this house and are returning in August - Maria Del Carmen is a helpful kind host for her home in Armona.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017