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-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Silves a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Silves

Fly into Portimao (PRM), the closest airport, located 15.5 mi (24.9 km) from the city centre. 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 near Silves?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,088 holiday rentals near Silves. From 924 Villas to 477 Houses, find unique holiday homes 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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Silves:

  • Vilamoura: 1,308 holiday homes
  • Areias de São João: 576 holiday homes
  • Cerro de Águia: 746 holiday homes
  • Patroves: 2,577 holiday homes
  • Quinta do Lago: 805 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes 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 homes near great places in Silves. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • International Sand Sculpture Festival: 10,414 holiday rentals
  • Salgados Beach: 10,565 holiday rentals
  • Cruz de Portugal Monument: 9,210 holiday rentals
  • Quinta Do Frances Winery: 8,344 holiday rentals
  • Salgados Lagoon Observation Deck: 10,274 holiday rentals

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 924 Villas in Silves. Our other popular types of Silves holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 477 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,557 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 42 holiday houses

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 2,167 holiday homes with pool available in Silves. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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