Olhão is surrounded by ‘ilhas’, sand spit island beaches, which protect the marshy lagoon, Reserva Natural da Ria Formosa, an environmental and conservation area for birds and marine life. The two main Olhão beaches are Ilha da Culatra (‘Island of Culatra’) and Ilha da Armona (‘Island of Armona’) and they are served all year with regular ferry crossings from Olhão’s jetty, near to the municipal gardens.



Casa Opala is a comfortable and luxurious holiday home in the heart of historical Olhão, Algarve in Portugal. This renovated cubic Moorish-style townhouse is tastefully decorated and has a private rooftop pool with a magnificent view over the old city. This beautiful old fishermen’s house is restored to its formal glory and offers you all the conveniences of a modern house.