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

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 features

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)
How to get there

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Silves?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 3,099 house rentals around Silves. From 950 Villas to 481 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Silves is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Silves?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Silves. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Salgados Beach: 10,396 vacation rentals
  • Salgados Lagoon Observation Deck: 10,239 vacation rentals
  • Cerro da Rocha Brava: 113 vacation rentals
  • Silves Castle: 9,023 vacation rentals
  • Silves Cathedral: 9,020 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Silves! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Silves?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Silves:

  • Carvoeiro: 5,068 rentals
  • Luz: 3,276 rentals
  • Alvor: 4,505 rentals
  • Armação de Pêra: 5,652 rentals
  • Olhos de Água: 6,317 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Silves?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Silves. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Salgados Beach: 10,396 vacation homes
  • Salgados Lagoon Observation Deck: 10,239 vacation homes
  • Silves Castle: 9,023 vacation homes
  • Silves Cathedral: 9,020 vacation homes
  • Cruz de Portugal Monument: 9,157 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Silves listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Silves

Carvoeiro
5,068 vacation rentals
Luz
3,276 vacation rentals
Alvor
4,505 vacation rentals
Armação de Pêra
5,652 vacation rentals
Olhos de Água
6,317 vacation rentals
Ferragudo
4,207 vacation rentals
Quarteira
6,390 vacation rentals
Porches
3,224 vacation rentals
Lagoa
6,630 vacation rentals
Guia
3,708 vacation rentals
Almancil
4,265 vacation rentals
Lagoa e Carvoeiro
5,129 vacation rentals
Estômbar
4,399 vacation rentals
Estoi
683 vacation rentals
Pêra
6,095 vacation rentals
Zambujeira do Mar
173 vacation rentals
Paderne
12,768 vacation rentals
Rogil
287 vacation rentals
Boliqueime
5,714 vacation rentals
Budens
2,385 vacation rentals