Special Monthly Rates: 1st November—31st March
A traditionally Portuguese town, and a little off the tourist radar, Olhão lies on the southern coast of Portugal, at the end of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, about 10 kilometres east of the Algarve capital, Faro. Olhão is essentially and historically linked to the local fishing industry, and, unlike more touristic areas, isn’t a “ghost town” during the winter. Life goes on as normal, with restaurants and bars, frequented by both locals and visitors, open year-round—and there are many excellent restaurants! Along the seafront and its side streets, you can find everything from traditional Portuguese, to the more international. For dining in, supermarkets are within walking distance, and the Municipal Market along the seafront sells fresh seafood, vegetables, fruit, and other locally-produced products. There’s always a lively atmosphere in the morning when the daily catch comes in. Although a slow pace may be your goal, there’s no shortage of things to do in and around Olhão, whether fishing trips, shellfish collecting, sightseeing, golf, shopping, cinema or theatre suit your fancy. Olhão’s famous islands, with their white sands and virtual absence of construction, can be easily reached from the town by either ferry or water taxi.
To view photographs and descriptions of the properties in our Winter Rental Programme, click on the Rentals tab in the Menu bar, and check out property references MV13/4A, MV16/1, MV4/2C, MV13/4B, and MV11/0.