Top things to do in Olhão

Farm in Olhão

Monterosa Olive Oil

Hour-long tours at this gold medal–winning olive oil producer take you around part of the 20-hectare estate showing you the five different varieties of olive trees that are handpicked in autumn, and the Roman-era pr…
Portuguese in Olhão

Tacho à Mesa

A white, modern interior is the stylish setting for first-rate traditional cooking using fresh produce purchased twice daily from the markets. Menu highlights include aromatic cataplanas (seafood stews), super-juicy…
Nature Reserve in Olhão

Quinta de Marim

Situated 2.5km east of Olhão is the beautiful 60-hectare Centro Educação Ambiental de Marim (commonly known as Quinta de Marim). A 3km trail takes you through various ecosystems – dunes, salt marshes, pine woodlands…
Portuguese in Olhão

Tasca o Galo

Just back from the seafront, this converted merchant's store has just 22 seats, so advance bookings are a good idea. Begin with award-winning olive oil and bread before dining on homemade dishes like cataplanas (sea…
Market in Olhão

Mercados Municipais

By the water, these two noble centenarian red-brick buildings are excellent examples of industrial architecture and house picturesque traditional fruit and fish markets that are worth a look at any time but are espe…
Food & Drink in Olhão

Festival do Marisco

One of southern Portugal's livelier festivals, this two-week seafood celebration features all the great Algarvian oceanic dishes, including caldeirada (fish stew) and cataplana (seafood stew). Bands add to the fun. …
Cafe in Olhão

Snack-Bar A Velha

A real slice of historic Portugal, this no-frills old-timers bar in the centre of town has a nicotine-stained interior and is so authentic you can forgive the gruff welcome. Drinks are limited to coffee, beer and ho…