Visiting the food market, enjoying its delicious grilled fish or the Ria Formosa Natural Park are just some of the reasons why you should not miss this beautiful fishing village.
Although it seems that Olhão has been around for a long time, the truth is that this beautiful village is "relatively new", having been founded at the end of the 17th century.
Its few more than 30,000 inhabitants make it a very welcoming place to which you will definitely want to return.
You can reach Olhão from Faro (10 km away) or from Tavira (30 km) by bus, although the ideal way to get around the area is by car so you can lose yourself in its villages and beaches.
Remember that Faro has an international airport.
Here are some of the places that should be on your list when visiting Olhão.
One of the most authentic places in Olhão is the municipal market where local life vibrates in all its stalls.
The market, located on Avenida 5 de Outubro, is made up of two buildings where you will find fish and seafood in one building and fresh fruit and vegetables in the other.
Around the market there are many bars and restaurants overlooking the estuary where you can sample delicious Portuguese cuisine.
If you are in Olhão, don't hesitate to visit the Ria Formosa Natural Park. You can take a hiking route, enjoy its beautiful islands or watch the sunset. There are tours departing from the port of Olhão.
Olhão is famous for its beautiful unspoilt beaches, but remember that you won't be able to walk there and you'll have to take the ferry to reach them.
Very close to the estuary and the seafront promenade you'll come across the fishing quarter of Olhão.
As with other Portuguese towns, there are many legends about Olhão, so we recommend you wander through its streets and admire the murals and sculptures that abound and speak of Portugal's mythology and past.
Portugal has a very varied gastronomy and, undoubtedly, one of its star dishes is fish.
Although it drinks from the influence that the Portuguese country had in its many colonies in Africa, Asia and South America, Portuguese gastronomy maintains its artisan and homemade tradition but is renewed every day with new proposals.
One of the must-try dishes of the Algarve is cataplana, which takes its name from the vessel in which it is prepared.
Cataplanas were originally copper casseroles, but nowadays they are made of stainless steel or aluminum.
The cataplana is prepared with fish such as prawns, monkfish and cockles stewed with vegetables.
If there is one thing that characterizes the landscape of the Algarve, it is its trees. Wherever you go, you will find almond, fig and carob trees. These trees, as well as beautifying the landscape, play a very important role in the gastronomy of the area, as their fruit is used to make delicious desserts.
The new B&B HOTEL Olhão is the perfect place for you to unwind for a few days in the Portuguese Algarve. Our team will make sure you have everything you need to make your stay with us unforgettable.
In our hotel, all rooms are very spacious and have centralized air-conditioning, TV and full bathroom with hairdryer.
In addition, we have renewed our breakfasts and we are sure you will love them.
You will have free high speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and parking lot.
And if you like to travel with your pet, at B&B HOTELS we are Pet Friendly, check our website when you make your reservation.
At B&B HOTEL Olhão we offer you the best value for money and a great service in a functional and cozy atmosphere.
Remember to make your reservation directly on our website, this way, you will always get the best price guaranteed.
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