Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This is a great family house, close to Albufeira city center and the Strip at Oura!
This villa is very good for the ones looking for fun at all times on the streets of Albufeira. It's located within 10 minutes walking distance from the very known Strip of Albufeira, 5 minutes away from the Forte São João beach and 15 minutes away from the city center!!
This villa is located in neighborhood full with villas like yours. In this case you can come with another family or more friends and book it together with Villa Monika (10 guests) as they are side by side.
With the Zoomarine for the kids and Salgados Golf course for Golf lovers, boat cruises for family and friends, excellent cuisine with fresh fish... there are plenty of activities close by where you can take part. Just try them!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Forte São João Beach 400 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 42 km, Nearest railway: Ferreiras-Albufeira 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
The Algarve region
"Algarve. Wherever you look, the colors of the mountains and sea are always with you, creating the impression of a water-color dotted with highlights of gold, green and blue.
The region is an extensive and pleasant one, with a Mediterranean climate, marked by the smell of the sea at low tide and the scent of wild flowers.
A stroll through the tangled web of narrow streets, alleys and steps to be found away from the coast is the best way of getting to know this part of the region. But you can also easily lose yourself in the vastness of the coastal strip.
Here the backdrop is composed of some of Europe's most beautiful beaches, from where you can admire the rocky coastline and the playful shadows they cast on the sand.
After the enchantment of the landscape, you can discover the aromas and flavors of the traditional Algarve cuisine.
The menu may consist of fish and shellfish, with such dishes as “caldeirada de peixe” (fish-stew) or “cataplana de amêijoas” (clams steamed in a copper pan), or you can enjoy the traditional mountain food of stewed chickpeas and cabbage. The range of choices will also include the famous regional delicacies, such as figs, almonds, carobs and the brandy made from the locally grown “medronho” (arbutus-berry), distilled up in the hills in old copper stills.
As you travel across the Algarve, amidst its hills and plains filled with places of great ecological interest, rich in biodiversity and
ecosystems, you will feel as though you are passing through an area full of different traditions, unchanged for many centuries.
The handicraft is skillfully manufactured by the local craftsmen, who make use of longstanding, ancestral techniques and produce an excellent range of pottery, woven baskets, copper and brass articles, or other pieces made of linen and jute.
Only a step away from the tranquil peace of the inland region is the excitement of the Algarve nightlife. Bars, discos, marinas and casinos guarantee visitors the very best kind of merrymaking.
The region's built heritage is something you cannot afford to miss. The architecture of the whitewashed houses, with their brightly-colored moldings and remarkably beautiful chimneys, the church belfries and the museums, all reveal particular memories of the ancestors of the Algarve people and help to make this such a special destination.
Also to be recommended is the range of outdoor sports that are available, whether you're playing golf on lush green courses or enjoying some physical exercise at some of the region's excellent facilities, whether you're on the coast or perhaps up in the hills, where, after the rigorous of winter and even before the first signs of spring, the land is covered in a pinkish white blanket, produced by the blossom of the almond-trees scattered across the horizon.
This is the true portrait of an Algarve that you'll find waiting for you, all year round.
A little history
In the Algarve, your holidays will take on a historical flavour.
All around the region, you will find the chance to discover some of the charms and secrets of Portugal's history, which time has not yet managed to erase.
Spending your holidays in the Algarve also provides an opportunity for travelling in time, finding numerous testimonies to the different peoples and cultures that have come together throughout the history of this region.
From traces of the Roman presence to evidence of the long legacy of Muslim times, from the Christian reconquest to the epic period of the Portuguese discoveries, you will find all kinds of reasons for rediscovering the signs of a quite distinctive historical past.
The evidence of the human settlement of the Algarve dates back to time immemorial. Examples of this presence are to be found in the Neolithic remains from many thousands of years ago and the more recent, but no less interesting, Roman archaeological sites, now open to visitors.
Any trip into the region's past and its valuable history should also include a visit to the various archaeological museums, displaying a vast heritage that lies waiting to be discovered. As the home to a range of ancient civilizations, the Algarve was also visited by many other peoples, inevitably brought to the region by the immense sea that bathes its shores.
More than five centuries of Moorish influences left their indelible imprint upon the region, beginning with its actual name: Al-Gharb, meaning The West. The long Moorish occupation of the territory, which lasted from the 8th to the 13th century, is still to be noted in the names of the towns and villages, in the region's agriculture, in the architecture of the monuments, the lacework patterns of the balconies, roof terraces and chimneys, or the whitewashed houses still to be seen in many Algarve villages.
At that time, Silves was the central focus of the region because of its strategic geographical location.
In the mid-13th century, the Algarve was the last part of Portugal to be reconquered from Muslim rule. After a long period of forward pushes and backward retreats, the Christian reconquest enjoyed the valuable collaboration of the Knights of the Order of St. James, led by Dom Paio Peres Correia. The result was that, in the reign of Dom Afonso III, the Arab presence in the Algarve was brought to an end and the region was joined to the kingdom of Portugal.
Besides Silves, the cities of Tavira and Faro, the present-day capital of the Algarve, were definitively conquered from the Moors. This marked the foundation of the Kingdom of Portugal and the Algarves.
Later, in the early 15th century, the beginning of the Portuguese maritime expansion brought a new lease of life to the Algarve and its people. Since then, Lagos and Sagres have remained forever linked to Prince Henry the Navigator and the Portuguese Discoveries. Even today, at the headland known as the Ponta de Sagres, a giant stone finger can be seen pointing towards the Atlantic Ocean in a clear allusion to the courage of the Algarve navigators, such as Gil Eanes, who set sail across the seas in search of new worlds to give to the world.
Many marks of this remote past, which is still very much present in the soul of the Algarve's inhabitants, are to be found scattered all around the region.
Paying a visit to Aljezur, Lagos, Silves, Faro, Tavira, Castro Marim and Alcoutim means discovering the grandeur of Portuguese history, its people and their traditions, in each museum, church, fort and castle of the region."
" Everything you need to live life to the fullest!
At once cosmopolitan and rustic, the Algarve is a region that can be enjoyed either for a quiet or active holiday, according to individual taste. If you want a fun-filled holiday, you will find the latest musical trends of Algarvian night- life and its hot spots an irresistible draw.
The discotheques, marinas, casinos, bars and restaurants, many with open air seating, all offer a free and easy atmosphere to satisfy the most varied of tastes. During the day, there is also a lot to do: from theme parks to shopping centres and various cultural events, all guaranteed to leave you with unforgettable memories. If you are looking for a quieter holiday, you can opt for the refinement of thalassotherapy centres and SPAs, healthy breaks at thermal water centres or the peace of relaxation farms.
Endless opportunities for sheer enjoyment
On days when you feel like going out to spend an enjoyable and action-packed day with friends and family, you will find that the Algarve has so much to offer whatever your taste.
If culture is something that appeals to you, then there is a wide range of exhibitions, dance, music, theatre and other artistic expressions with which to feed the senses.
If you are looking for sheer fun, then the aquatic parks provide somersaults, dives and fast slides down water flumes.
For other forms of entertainment, there are shows with captivating dolphins and exotic birds. At the Ria Formosa Natural Park, you can also enjoy seeing fishing in action, local vegetation and birds peculiar to the area on guided boat rides and walks. You can also go back in time to see what daily life was like for our ancestors in the Parque Mineiro Cova dos Mouros. Here, you can take a tour through prehistory which includes a prehistoric home, primitive utensils and models of prehistoric man at work; or go for donkey rides.
With a long tradition in the art of entertainment, the Algarve provides lots of opportunities for its visitors to make the most of the region."
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