Algarve

Algarve overview:

 
May 25, 2017 - Thu
Faro Portugal
Wind 6 m/s, E
Pressure 759.81 mmHg
21°C
clear sky
Humidity 83%
Clouds -

If you’re a foodie, we highly recommend that you book dinner one evening at one of the Algarve’s 2 stars-Michelin restaurants, Vila Joya (www.vilajoya.com) and Ocean (www.restauranteocean.com).


Casa da Infanta
Perched on the cliffs of Ferragudo with 180º coastal & mountain views, this spacious beach villa accommodates 10-19 guests & has a private pool; the house is ideal for large families or a golfing group; there is lift to service all 3 levels, central heating & pool heating at an extra charge, a TV room & table tennis; to enjoy some pure Portuguese magic, we recommend a walk along the beach (just below the house) to the small restaurants quayside where you can get delicious grilled fresh fish; rental prices from €4,225 (Euros) p/week!
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For a bit of local colour, eat lunch under the bridge in Portimão: where fresh sardines are unloaded from fishing boats and cooked at rough-and-ready harbour side stalls, advertising their presence with the delicious scent of charcoal-grilled fish - there are various restaurants located between the old and the new bridge.


Casa da Praia
Newly built Casa da Praia has just been added to our programme; this charming beach villa is perfect for small families being only a 50 metres walk-away from Praia Grande in Ferragudo; it has 3 bedrooms (accommodating up to 6 guests + 2 extra children), private pool, outdoor dining terrace with built-in barbeque area & enjoys tranquil sea views; rental prices start @ €2,500 (Euros) per week.
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Visit Monchique & Silves – The mountain range of Monchique is worth a visit & lunch stop to eat some cured ham & chicken “piri piri” (a spicy hot barbecue recipe, 2 specialities of the region), then drive to the summit at Foia – on a clear day you can view almost the entire Algarve coast from this point; whilst the former Moorish capital of the Algarve Silves, offers a medieval “castelo” (the best preserved in the province), a cathedral as well as hosting several festivals throughout the summer.


Quinta da Alegria
Ideal for a large family or a group of friends, this spacious luxury rural villa for up to 12 guests has a beautiful lawn garden with shady trees, private pool & championship size tennis court; somewhere to get away from it all, yet be close to good amenities with beaches & golf courses within a short driving distance; the villa is located close to the Moorish castle town of Silves; all the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, chestnut wood floors & are fitted with air conditioning plus under floor heating; there is a games area with table tennis & table football & pool heating available on request; rental prices for 12 guests start from £5,680 (UK Pounds Sterling) p/week.
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Portugal is a golfer’s paradise both climate and choice wise, with the Algarve being one of Europe’s top golfing holiday destinations – we’re happy to help you make some tee-off reservations!


Villa Lagos
Modern & minimalist in style yet very well equipped, Villa Lagos is perfect for a large family, groups of friends or a sporting holiday for business/corporate colleagues; an hotel like service is provided; the villa accommodates 12 or 20 guests (+ 10 children in extra beds); located on the southwest coast of Portugal, there are a wide range of sports & other activities to be enjoyed in the area; Lagos historic town centre is only 3 kms away & the nearest golden sandy beach is at 3,5 kms distance; as well as a private swimming pool, the property boasts a wine cellar where private wine tastings can be arranged, a gym, a sauna & a Jacuzzi; rental weekly prices from €4,200 (Euros) for 12 guests, but shorter stays are accepted outside the peak season.
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The "Corte Real Gallery" (www.corterealarte.com) is one of the area’s best kept secrets located in the heart of the unspoilt Algarve countryside & the perfect setting for modern, contemporary & abstract art! Before or after the beach, it is also a great place to chill and sip a glass of wine & you will be able to buy some exquisite gifts to take home. Open Thursday to Sunday 11 am – 5 pm. Follow “Corte-Real” signs from the village of Paderne in central Algarve.