The Tipsy Fig

Olhão, Algarve
Self-catering
+351 961 340634


A serene apartment for 2 in the old fisherman's quarter in Olhão, close to amazing beaches. A special place for nature lovers and foodies

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

Bask on your roof terrace with a coffee in the sun. Spot the fishing and sailboats puttering around the Ilha da Culatra as they head out of harbour. What more perfect way to start the day?

This chic, white, sunlit apartment, down a peaceful cobbled alley in the Old Town, is guaranteed to please. Not just its roof terrace, but its location: a one-minute stroll from restaurants and cafés, and close to the magnificent market hall.

The tranquil port of Olhão is on the edge of the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, a vast lagoon teeming with birds. If you have a car, it’s 30km from Tavira, the prettiest beach town on the Algarve. Closer to home are the paradise isles Culatra and Armona, where you can swim and bask on the sands; the ferry is a 20-minute ride. Return at dusk, totter up to your terrace, light the barbecue, and watch the sun go down behind the hills.

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We think you'll love

  • Discovering delectable wine bars and restaurants 100m from the door
  • The apartment: quiet, cosy, uncluttered, and beautiful for two
  • Having your own private roof terrace, with a barbecue, shower, sunsets and views
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You should know

  • There's no window in the bedroom, however, a sliding door to the living room ensures airflow and light
  • The stairs to the apartment are narrow and steep
  • No oven or TV

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-10pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights.
Closed
Rarely.
Meals
Restaurants 2-minutes walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €100
Weekly price
from €600
1 Apartment for 2
From €1001 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

The Tipsy Fig is the ideal place for couples in search of a coastal getaway. Come and relax in this small cosy fisherman's apartment in the old quarter of Olhão. Take the ferry to the beautiful beaches of Ilha da Culatra and Ilha da Armona or venture to the local market. If you are feeling lazy you can always stay in and relax under the sun on the beautiful rooftop terrace!

Elisa, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

You're in the charming old quarter of Olhão, a peaceful fishing port in the Algarve. Everything's on your doorstep: grocery shops, markets, restaurants... and Tapas e Lendas is a must. Close too are the salt flats where locals go clamming and crabbing; and the ferries to Culatra and Armona, two beautiful car-free beach isles, part of the famous Ria Formosa. Follow the boardwalks to the ocean.

Local points of interest from Paula Guimaraes

  • Olhão’s number one claim to fame is its amazing daily market of fresh produce and fish. Saturdays are extra special as farmers set up their stalls outdoors, selling anything from snails to goose eggs.
  • The ferry will whisk you off across the lagoon to the barrier islands where, during most of the year, you can have a perfect, endless beach practically to yourself.
  • The old town’s narrow, cobbled streets are beautiful but you have to look up to be let in on the real secret: flat roofs, formerly used for drying food and now repurposed for sunset drinks and morning coffees.
  • This city is a working port, full of working people. This means most restaurants do not cater to tourists, but instead serve everyday Portuguese food at a fair price.
  • The food in the south has its own particular charms: fresh fish, canned fish, dried fish, fried fish, fish stew, clams, oysters, cuttlefish, squid, octopus, sweet potatoes, cornmeal, almonds, figs, oranges. It’s all delicious!
  • The lagoon system is home to many different animals, from the tiny seahorse to the gorgeous flamingo. Visit the bird sanctuary or just take a walk along the salt flats at sunrise or sunset and enjoy the show.

Introducing

Paula Guimaraes

Meeter-greeter is house manager Isa. You can also check yourselves in. Paula the owner lives in Lisbon with her family and takes care of bookings. This is her first venture into hospitality, and she could not be more helpful. "I love houses and totally fell for this one. I also love food, the ocean and entertaining with friends." She is passionate about the area, and has pulled together a great little guide.