Image gallery of the waterfront of the old fishing town Olhão in the Eastern Algarve along the lagoon of the Ria Formosa
Olhão: Aerial view
Olhão: Water taxi
Olhão: Water taxi
Olhão: Market Hall
Promenade of Olhão with the two modern market halls at Av. 5 de Outubro, the main street of Olhão.
Olhão: water front of the municipal market
Olhão: Bom Successo
Replica of a historic boat anchored in front of the promenade. In 1808 a revolt against the troops of Napoleon started in Olhao, resulting in the end of the French occupation of the entire Algarve. 17 men from Olhao embarked on the boat Bom Successo to Brazil to inform King Joao VI that the kingdom of Algarve was restored.
Olhao Bom Successo
The Quay is located at the end of the promenade near the fishing port. This is the place where the ferry boats, excursions and water taxis to the Ria Formosa and its islands embark.
Olhão: Taxi boats tarifs
Price table for the taxi boats departing from the quay at the eastern end of the promenade near the fishing port.
Olhão: TWater Taxi
Water taxis commute between the marina of Olhão and the islands of the Ria Formosa
Olhão: Taxi boats
These taxi boats commuting between Olhao and the islands of the Ria Formosa are the fastest way to get to the neighbouring islands Ilha da Culatra and Ilha da Armona.
This interesting boat tour starts and ends at the harbour of Olhão, hosting a booming industry of canned fish in the mid of the last Century. From more than 80 companies in 1950 only two survived until today due to the cut-throat competition of the deep-frozen fish.
Olhão: Entry to the fishing port
Olhão: Shipyard near the fishing port
Olhão: Tide mill
Olhão: Cerro de São Miguel
View from the Ria Formosa to Olhão and the Cerro São Miguel (410 m), the highest elevation in the Serra de Monte Figo.
Olhão: Ria Formosa
Panoramic view of the coast of the lagoon and the town Olhão in the background