Located at the east of the Algarve and only 25 minutes’ car journey from Faro Airport, arrange to hire a car and begin your exploration of this wondrous area.
Wander along the promenade which follows the waterfront and you will be rewarded with some beautiful gardens where you can admire the views and cool down.
Explore the Sights in Your Hire Car
Head to the church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário and survey the baroque architecture. Whilst in this area, explore the Compromisso Marítimo which is also home to the Olhao city museum. This will provide visitors with a deeper insight to the town itself.
For the culture vultures visiting the area, the town of Tavira is an historical gem. The well preserved architectural heritage of the old town and its historic attractions make it interesting as well as attractive. Made up of white mansions with hipped roofs, wrought-iron balconies and old doorways with traditional knockers in the shape of hands, Tavira is ideal for wandering. The warren of cobblestone streets also hides pretty historic gardens and shady plazas with Cape Lilac trees and inviting benches.
Visit the Ria Formosa Natural Park
Journey towards the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa. This nature reserve and stunning lagoon landscape is home to a vast array of Portuguese wildlife, the most famous of which are the flamingos. Elected one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal this is an attraction not to be missed!