Destination guide

Take in the oceanfront beauty of Silves

The ocean views and countryside create a pretty picture of Silves. Well known for its golfing, seafood restaurants and cheese shops, this relaxing city won't disappoint. Zoomarine and Rocha Beach are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Silves

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Silves a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Zoomarine (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Krazy World Zoo (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Oceanico O'Connor Course (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Oceanico Faldo Golf Course (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Silves Pestana Golf (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Aqualand Waterpark (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Silves

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Silves is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Rocha Beach (14.9 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Meia Praia Beach (20.3 mi / 32.7 km)
  • Senhora da Rocha Beach (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Falesia Beach (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Dona Ana Beach (21.6 mi / 34.8 km)
  • Luz Beach (24.3 mi / 39.2 km)

Traveling to and around Silves

Fly into Portimao (PRM), the closest airport, located 15.5 mi (24.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), which is 27 mi (43.5 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Silves Station or Silves Tunes Station and explore the city from there.

Where to stay around Silves?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,300 holiday lettings near Silves. From 1,052 Villas to 498 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Silves for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Silves?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Silves:

  • Vilamoura: 1,334 holiday homes
  • Mato Serrão: 611 holiday homes
  • Burgau: 115 holiday homes
  • Montechoro: 347 holiday homes
  • Galé: 1,573 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Silves?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Silves. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Salgados Beach: 11,167 holiday lettings
  • Cruz de Portugal Monument: 9,725 holiday lettings
  • Quinta Do Frances Winery: 8,726 holiday lettings
  • Salgados Lagoon Observation Deck: 10,979 holiday lettings
  • Silves Pestana Golf: 10,271 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Silves listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Silves?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,052 Villas in Silves. Our other popular types of Silves holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 498 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,613 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 45 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Silves?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,339 holiday homes with pool available in Silves. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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