Chapter 4

By Luz do Algarve

Olhão’s notebook

October 13, 2020 I 25°C – Autumn sun, light, calm sea.

Enthusiasm nm. male – strong emotion at the thought of leaving the greyness of October to head straight for the autumnal light and warm softness so characteristic of Olhão in this season.

Lucky adj. This is the word used by both men and women who have taken advantage of our discount offer on their Olhão rental.


Come and enjoy the overtime summer in Olhão.
Luz do Algarve offers you a 20% discount on your booking*.

To take advantage of this offer, valid on a selection of properties to be discovered on our website simply subscribe to our instagram account @luzdoalgarve and enter the coupon code mentioned at the time of your reservation.
The Indian summer, the charm of the houses and flats of Luz do Algarve, breakfasts in the sun and walks by the ocean.


Each of the properties we select for Luz do Algarve is a reflection of the art of living in Olhão. Mostly located downtown, our houses and flats all have an incredible charm, a decoration inspired by local craftsmanship revisited with elegance and contemporaneity.

Rooftops with pool and large balconies, lounges bathed in light, whitewashed walls, traditional azulejos, it is the details that make the difference.

We have selected 6 properties on which we offer you a 20% discount for all bookings made before 1st November 2020 by specifying the code LUZ-2020.


Nice townhouse, located in the historical centre of Olhão, a few steps from the market and the pier. We love the roof terrace and the beautiful view of the city and the ocean on the horizon.

A beautiful and charming flat located in the heart of Olhão. Ideally located a few minutes from the market and the marina, we fell in love with its sunny terrace.

Pretty traditional house, renovated according to the rules of local craftsmanship. Casa Cristina has a crazy charm. We love its interior patio bathed in light and its rooftop with a view.

Very nice and bright flat located in the heart of Olhão. Terrace decorated with cactus, nice decoration, we can’t wait to go back.

Charming townhouse located a few steps from the Halles and the landing stage. Luz Bela Casinha has been entirely restored in the respect of tradition: cement tiles, local materials … We love its rooftop with a view over the roofs of the cubic city to enjoy the last rays of sunshine.

Large flat located in the centre. Casa Avó Lála has been completely and tastefully renovated in keeping with tradition. Cherry on the cake: rooftop with view!

See you soon in Olhão

*offer valid until 1st November 2020 on a selection of properties.

Chapter 2

By Luz do Algarve

Olhão’s notebooks

August 4, 2020 I 30°C – Sun, blue sky, light breeze.

Holidays nm. feminine – Appropriate in the plural, with family or friends, for a few days or several weeks. We look forward to them already imagining themselves by the sea, exactly under the sun.

Destination nm. feminine. all roads lead to Olhão. Obviously, for a holiday under the sign of well-being and conviviality. .


Located a few steps from the market hall and the marina, the Jardim do Pescador Olhanense is worth a visit. On one side the sea, on the other the quay. Sit for a few moments on one of the benches adorned with colorful azulejos and admire the panoramic view of the Ria Formosa and its sandbars which are revealed at low tide. Slow motion mode activated.


The Olhão market hall is one of the city’s must-sees. A unique building made up of two red brick buildings topped with Moorish-style domes, they house every Saturday the best of the Algarve in terms of taste. And as proof, this is where the best chefs in the region are supplied. On the one hand, fruits, vegetables and other products of the region, on the other shellfish, crustaceans and freshly caught fish. Take the time to lose yourself in the maze of alleys of the Olhão market halls, sit on the terrace of one of the many cafes located near the market and soak up the local atmosphere.


Push the door of  No clue Bar and let yourself be carried away by the sound of music sets and friendliness of the reception. We love the refreshing cocktails and the menu of platters, salads and burgers made with local products. We love the shaded terrace and the super friendly atmosphere!

Avenida 05 de Outubro, 62 – Olhão


Luz do Algarve’s favorite : the Luz Almirante apartment

Nestled in the heart of the city, a stone’s throw from the Olhao market hall, Luz Almirante is a little gem. Located in an old house with pink walls, so typical of the city, this apartment has been completely renovated by local craftsmen with respect for the architectural traditions of the region. High ceilings, original moldings and wood floors combine with chic and charm with the modern fittings and equipment for an exceptional stay. With family or friends, you can enjoy long and sweet summer evenings on the terrace which overlooks the city.

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See you soon, in Olhão

Chapter 1

By Luz do Algarve

The Notebooks of Olhão

July 12, 2020 I 32°C – Sun, blue sky, calm sea.

Olhão nm. feminine. Small fishing town, magical and unspoiled place, located in the south of Portugal, in the Algarve, a few kilometers from the city of Faro.

Luz do Algarve nm. feminine. An attentive team that offers you pretty houses and apartments with crazy charms, authentic and comfortable for a holiday marked by well-being and escape.


Olhão is a small town with whitewashed houses of Moorish inspiration located in the Ria Formosa Park, facing its incredible lagoon which stretches along the ocean for more than 60 kilometers long. Here, between white sandy beaches and idyllic barrier islands, everything is sun and turquoise water. Whether you are a lazy team, an explorer team or both, everyone will benefit from the richness of Olhão, its unspoiled landscapes, the friendliness of its welcome and its relaxed way of life .


Just arrived in this little paradise, far from the hubbub of the city, discover the historic center of Olhão, its picturesque market, its cobbled streets with square houses and its fishing port.

On the first day of your stay in Olhão, open your eyes wide, observe and smell the very special and warm atmosphere of the city. Scents of lemon and orange trees, bright blue sky, warm sun rays, at first glance, let yourself be carried away by the charm of Olhão .


In Olhão, gastronomy is a real art of living. The Chefs work the products of the sea and the land, coming directly from the trawlers and the auction, from the neighboring vegetable gardens and orchards. For a quick lunch, we recommend Figo da Pita and its proposal of poke bowls, avocado toast, salad and fresh fruit and vegetable juice. Fresh, colorful and healthy.

Rua Moinho da Barreta, 48. Olhão.


In the Algarve, the words Craftsmanship and Know-how take on their full meaning and are characteristic of the Portuguese art of living. Creativity and aesthetics are within sight, around the alleys, gardens and public places. It is enough to open your eyes wide to discover the fishermen’s houses and their carved wooden doors, to see incredible frescoes of azulejos – white earthenware tiles painted in blue – the patios and shaded roof terraces, so typical of the local architecture.


The Luz do Algarve team, completely fan of Olhão.

We will be happy to welcome you to give you the keys of the house or apartment that will be your Home sweet Home during your vacation in the Algarve. We will be at your disposal so that your experience in Olhaõ is unique and makes you want to come back to see us again and again.

See you soon.

The Luz do Algarve Team