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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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very clean and well maintained

5 of 5
karl and daphne the owners have thought of everything you need for a home from home holiday experience beautiful villa beautiful surroundings and welcome pack beyond words karl is always available at the end of the phone which is provided we enjoyed our stay so much we have already booked again for next year this will make our third year staying at karl and daphne villas a truly 5 star experience and a 5 star villa Bill &Chris Weller London
  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2018

Beautiful property

5 of 5
We have stayed in Olhao previously, so knew what to expect. We had a wonderful five days and the hot sunny weather helped. The apartment is really lovely, very modern and extremely clean. It has been maintained well. The owners (Mark & Hayley) are close by should you need anything, which is nice to know, but really, the apartment has everything that you could possibly need and the rooftop pool is a bonus, as is the apartment balcony, which has luxurious chairs, sofa and table. Also a bonus, is two modern lifts to the apartments. Olhao is only a 15 minute (20 euros) taxi journey from Faro airport, making it a place that you can visit without a car should you prefer. We visited Faro and Tavira via the train (easy to do with the help of the local info office and inexpensive). The beach is accessed via a short ferry journey (15 min walk from the apartment) - the ferries are often and not expensive. The majority of the restaurants are a 15 minute pleasant coastal walk from the apartment, but there are two bars and places to eat within a 2 min walk from the apartment ('Emotions' is especially good). We will be back.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2018