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Popular things to do in Olhao

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Park
Ria Formosa
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Island
Ilha da Culatra
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Island
Ilha da Fuzeta Fuseta
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times. Dependent on the sea from its earliest days, the town developed into a major fishing center in the 17th century, when a massive fortress protected this stretch of the coastline and discouraged pirate attacks. Today, the town's tidy marina serves both commercial fishing craft and pleasure boats. Away from the water, Olhao remains a pleasant city of cobbled streets, cool gardens, and pavement cafes. Add the town's main church to your itinerary to see a simple yet elegant stone structure built over three centuries ago with contributions from local fishermen. Plan how to spend your time in Olhao and other destinations in Portugal using our Portugal trip itinerary builder.

Side trips from Olhao

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Water Park
Aquashow Park Quarteira
4.1
Duration: 8 hours
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Marina
Marina de Vilamoura Loule
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Old Town Faro Faro
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Island
Tavira Island Tavira
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Olhao

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Passeios Ria Formosa Fuseta
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Outdoor Activity
Ilha de Armona
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Farmers Market
Mercado de Olhao
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Ilha Do Farol
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Olhao

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Gift & Specialty Shop
CaracolOlhao
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Civic Center
Sociedade Recreativa Olhanense
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Gift & Specialty Shop
Fabrica do Queijo
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Gift & Specialty Shop
4Elementos Ceramica & Azulejo
2.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Wildlife in Olhao

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Natura Algarve
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Sunride Rent-a-moto
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Faro
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Praia do Barril Tavira
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Fuseta Beach Fuseta
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

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