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Real Marina Residence

Avenida 5 de Outubro 2,Olhao,8700
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Real Marina Hotel and Spa

Av. 5 de Outubro,Algarve
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Hotel Cidade de Olhao

R. Gen. Humberto Delgado 33,Olhão Algarve,Portugal,8700-473
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Accommodation in Olhao

Accommodations in Olhao ranges from grand 5-star hotels to small guesthouses and apartments. The best place to stay is the upscale Real Marina hotel and spa which is located on the promenade and offers sea views rooms. This magnificent 5-star hotel in Olhao offers multiple dining outlets, pools, gym and spa and the animation team organizes a wide range of activities and shows for your entertainment, over and above an excellent hospitality. You can also stay at Hotel Cidade de Olhao that offers budget rooms with swimming pool and bars. These hotels in Olhao are ideal whether you are visiting with family, friends or as couples.

Olhao Overview

Olhao is the largest fishing port in the holiday resort of Algarve that lies in the eastern Algarve. The best part about this urban community is the distance from airport which is only 15 minutes away. The town is lined with houses with medieval style roofs and still retains the traditional charm. Olhao experiences really hot summers from July to September and pleasant weather throughout the rest of the year so you can book your Olhao holiday for any time of the year, although the peak season of tourists is from February to November. It also acts as a great base to start your Algarve tour.

Where to Stay on your Olhao Holiday

If you are looking for independent stays, you can opt for self-catering luxury apartments in Olhao. The Real Marina Residence offers spacious and modern apartments in Olhao, with a private terrace or balcony with stunning views of the promenade and the port. Some of them also offer a private pool. There are various hostels in the town centre of Olhao, ideal for solo travellers. You can also find many cheap apartments in Olhao as well as guesthouses ideal for those who are looking for budget stays and located near the bust stations and away from the beach.

Things to See and Do in Olhao

You can start your Olhao holiday with a visit to the Ria Formosa National park which is good for bird watching, safaris and also has campsites next to it. You will be surprised to the diverse landscapes here. You can also go for a bike tour of the town that will acquaint with the streets of Olhao. On the left of the municipal gardens you will find the Olhanense Fisherman’s garden and Our Lady of the Rosary church further ahead. You can choose between various cultural tours and adventure activities. You can also charter a yacht or boat and take a trip to the nearby islands.

Nightlife in Olhao

Olhao nightlife centres around the endless number of cocktail bars and lounges that are lined along the beach promenade and around the municipal markets. The best part is that the bars and lounges are open till as late as 4 in the morning. There are family friendly tapas bars, romantic lounge bars and casual and relaxed bars, so there is something to suit every taste. 7 Imeio wine bar, Zona, Catita and Companhia, K Club Chill out bar, Saaz Craft beer lounge, etc. are some of the most visited bars here. The hotels in Olhao offer a bar onsite with DJ nights and live music in the peak season.

Food options in Olhao

Like the rest of Algarve, seafood is a significant component of the food here, followed by the use of fresh fruits and vegetables. You can find specialties made of Sardines, tuna, cod, oysters, clams, etc. prepared grilled or boiled and served with potatoes, vegetables, salads and sauces. Chicken Piri Piri, some dishes of pork, Gaspacho, Caldereida, Estupeta, Feijoda, Leitao, etc. are some of the must try traditional dishes on your Olhao holiday. There are multiple restaurnats across the beach promenade where you can try these delicacies as well as international cuisines like A Taska, Pizza on the Stone, Tapas and Legends, O boat, etc.

Shopping in Olhao

Olhao offers a low-key shopping experience as the shopping is mainly limited to local stores and supermarkets. There is one large shopping complex in Olhao which is the Algarve outlet which has some stores selling clothing, footwear, accessories, souvenirs, etc. It also has a supermarket on the ground floor and a food court where you can refuel yourself. You can also find local stores selling essentials like medicines, sportswear and other supermarkets good for buying groceries, fresh fruits and vegetables. Olhao is also known for its large fish markets near the port. If you are looking for flea markets, you can visit the Municipal market on the beach promenade.

Fast Facts about Olhao

Currency: Euros

Language: Portuguese

Nearest Airport: Faro Airport (FAO)

Direct Flight time from Dublin to Faro: 2 hours 45 minutes

Transfer time from airport to Olhao: 15 minutes

Time difference between Dublin and Olhao: No time difference



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Olhao Reviews

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9/10 Fantastic

11 September 2017

Quiet Fishing Village

Relaxed and peaceful location, ideal for couples seeking a quiet and restful break in a friendly non touristic place that isn't unspoilt by over commercialism.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Boat trips to nearby islands

8/10 Great

27 August 2018

Excellent stay for couples

Olhao offers fantastic views and a relaxing time for couples and families. Faro is 20 to 25 minutes away. It has a Marina which adds to the beauty of a promenade along Tia Formosa. There is a ferry service to the other islands. You can also hire private boats to spend the day and tour around them. Food is out of this world. Such a variety of restaurants on the main road. The place comes lively at night with everybody eating outdoors. Drink is affordable. Fabulous place!

The best thing about my stay was ...

Portuguese food and stunning views.

8/10 Great

12 January 2018

Interesting Town with varied points of interest

Good size town, plenty of exploring and easy access to nature reserves and Ria da Formosa Islands.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Varied focal points

6/10 Good

03 October 2013


Although there were some rundown places, on the whole it was very charming, loved all of architecture, the street cafe life was lovely, it was interesting sitting watching the world go by, the residents of olhao meeting there for a chat and then watching them play boule later on.

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Cafe street life, lovely markets, the people, architecture,