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 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.

Where to stay near Silves?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 3,069 house rentals near Silves. From 929 Villas to 488 Houses, find unique vacation rental 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're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Silves:

  • Casa Queimada: 23 vacation rentals
  • Vilamoura: 1,306 vacation rentals
  • Praia da Rocha: 809 vacation rentals
  • Porto de Mós: 384 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 1,221 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to 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: 10,533 home rentals
  • Salgados Lagoon Observation Deck: 10,376 home rentals
  • Silves Castle: 9,169 home rentals
  • Silves Cathedral: 9,152 home rentals
  • Cruz de Portugal Monument: 9,293 home 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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Silves?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 929 Villas in Silves. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Silves include:

  • Houses: 488 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,525 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 42 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Silves?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,149 vacation homes with pool available in Silves.

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