Holidays to Olhao will take you to a major port town on Portugal’s stunning Algarve coastline. Oozing charm and character with winding streets and ancient Moorish style dwellings, an influence from its links with North Africa. It is an ideal destination to combine some traditional culture with your sun holiday.
Olhao beach holidays
The beautiful paradise beaches on the off shore lagoon islands of Culatra and Armona have long secluded stretches of golden sand. Accessed by ferry from Olhao port several times a day these beautiful stretches of sand are idyllic places to relax on your holidays to the Algarve. Water sports fans will have lots of opportunities to set the pulses racing with canoeing, windsurfing, sailing and scuba diving all options to choose from. A few beach bars and restaurants provide refreshment throughout the day.
The town boasts several beautifully preserved ancient buildings and quaint churches. Take a leisurely stroll around its streets to uncover fine examples of Baroque architecture as well as inviting shops and pavement cafes that tempt you to linger. Trekkers will enjoy exploring in the Serra de Monte Figo mountain range north of Olhao it offers unrivalled views of the coastline and countryside below. Mountain biking is also a popular outdoor pursuit. Why not visit the Zoomarine theme park to swim and interact with the dolphins, a unique experience. The park is also home to crocodiles, seals, sharks, turtles, exotic birds and tropical fish. The Ria Formosa Nature Reserve considered the most important wildlife sanctuary in the Algarve is well worth a visit. The bustling fish market is surrounded by bars and cafes making it an interesting place to sit and watch the world go by. There are numerous traditional restaurants and bars for visitors to enjoy in Olhao, and the town is renowned for its excellent seafood restaurants serving up some of the greatest gastronomic delights to be found anywhere in Portugal.
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