Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Spacious 1 bedroom apartment : Situated in the picturesque Marina Village Olhao, famous for its fresh fish markets. This luxury, newly furnished, air-conditioned apartment with rooftop sun lounge, pool and showers has a large balcony where you can relax and enjoy the stunning views of the ocean and Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. The apartment is only a short walk to the marina, restaurants, shops and boats to the nearby Islands and beaches and is adjacent to the 5 Star Real Marina Hotel that has fine gym and spa facilities.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Culatra 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 10 km, Nearest railway: Olhao 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Algarve region
Olhao is situated in the heart of the estuarine Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, an intricate landscape of lagoons, canals, salt pans and sand banks that are separated from the Atlantic by a series of barrier islands that stretch from Faro to the village of Cacela Velha, near Tavira. A sanctuary for plant and wildlife, the estuary's fertile wetlands are a breeding ground for numerous species of birds, fish and shellfish and a delight to explore. Boats departing from Olhão's harbour and marina provide exploratory trips around the maze of canals and salt pans, while the park's Environmental Education Centre in Marim organises walking itineraries that provide in-depth information on the area's plant and wildlife, visits to the breeding kennels of the Portuguese water dog and detailed explanations of the salt harvesting process.
Such is the beauty of the Ria Formosa that nothing quite prepares you for what lies ahead on the barrier islands of Culatra and Armona. When you set foot on Culatra's jetty, the boardwalks leading away from the fishermen's settlements take you over dunes and lagoons to beaches that are so long that they disappear into the heat haze of the horizon. Gone are the loud motorised jet skis, the rows of sun loungers and the cries of ice cream vendors of mainland beaches and in their place lie deserted expanses of shimmering white sand dunes and the glistening ocean, disturbed only by the occasional cry of a seagull. Neighbouring Armona island is equally beautiful. There is a fishermen's village surrounding the beach on its western tip and a campsite providing water sports facilities but if you walk eastwards towards Fuseta, your reward will be a seemingly endless beach where you can enjoy blissful moments of uninterrupted solitude and peace.
The market halls are surrounded by pavement cafes and it's a great place to sit and enjoy the view of the boats moored along the water front in Olhão Marina and the sand spit beach ilhas of Armona and Culatra.
How to get there
Olhao is approx 15 mins from Faro Airport Taxi cost approx 20 euros. Train and bus stations approx 10 min walk from apartment.
Olhao is only 9km from Faro, and there are frequent bus and train services, the stations are only a 10 minute walk form the apartment
Beaches are a 5 - 10 minutes boat trip from the Marina which run hourly. Beautiful white sand and safe swimmimg on the islands.
Within 30 minute drive there many first class golf courses Val do Lobo;Quinta do Logo: San Lorenzo; Benamor (just 15 min drive Marogota Colina Verde short 9 hole course).They are highly regarded by golfers and have long hosted important events on the European circuit. Only a short drive further on from here you will find Vilamoura which has a host of well designed golf courses offering different levels of difficulty.