Cerro Mar, Monte Rio
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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 5
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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 5
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This apartment is located in the Monte Rio part of the luxurious Cerro Mar Resort and is ideal both for families with young children and couples who want to enjoy total peace & tranquility.
It is situated only 2 minutes walk away from the main pool, restaurant, mini market and reception. Located at only 200 meters (8-10 minutes walk) from the centre of the old town of Albufeira and the Fishermans Beach, you do not need a car or the hassle of waiting for or driving a bus every time you want to go to the beach or get out to dine or have a drink.
The spacious lounge (additional sleeping area) includes a dining area with separate table & chairs, satellite TV, a music centre and air conditioning. The double bedroom has large fitted wardrobe, table & air conditioning. The lounge & master bedroom both open out onto a large balcony with views to the ocean and beautiful gardens. The kitchen is fully equipped & has built-in oven & hob, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and Iron/ironing board. The beautiful bathroom have bath with shower over, basin, toilet & bidet. The large balcony is furnished with table and chairs for those who would like to enjoy the ocean and city views while having breakfast or dinner.
The apartment has sleeping capacity for 4 adults and 1 infants (1 cot/crib for infants) -We can arrange airbed if more people, so please ask.
Available to all guests at the Monte Rio part of Cerro Mar is the free use of the heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath and gym, plus underground parking.
(Longterm stay and 4 & 5 nights stay available -please ask)
In addition to those facilities at Monte Rio, is the rest of the facilities at Cerro Mar:
Sun terrace with outdoor pool, Kids pool, Snack bar with Pool table, Dart board, Games & TV, Mini market, Restaurant with panoramic ocean view, Bowling, Squash, Spa with Jacuzzi, heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath and gym, plus underground parking. The 24hour reception desk can arrange day trips to all local attractions including Water Parks, Zoo Marine, Boat Trips and much more.
Out and about
Albufeira's Old Town is a short walk down a set of newly refurbished gently winding (approx 90) steps (just 200 metres) which takes you directly in to the popular, lively town square, here you will find a large variety of restaurants, cafes, bars and street entertainment with a friendly, cosmopolitan atmosphere. The fabulous sandy beaches are located just a further 2 minutes walk away.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fisherman's beach in Albufeira 300 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 45 km, Nearest railway: Ferreiras, Albufeira 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Algarve region
Albufeira - Algarve - Portugal
Welcome to Albufeira! Your Albufeira holiday guide!
Albufeira in the Algarve, Portugal, attracts thousands of visitors every year and it's easy to understand why! There is Albufeira old town with it's pretty cobbled streets lined with restaurants, bars, cafes and shops; the lively nightlife in São João; Albufeira marina with it's sugar candy coloured apartments and last but not least the lovely, sandy beaches. Albufeira is perfect for families, couples and singles of all ages and is central for all the tourist attractions, with the added bonus of a short transfer from Faro airport! Find out all you need to know about this lovely area of the Algarve on Albufeira Uncovered!
Albufeira on a map of the Algarve
In Roman times Albufeira was known as Baltum and then re-named Al-Buhera by the Moorish settlers in the 8th Century. It was finally taken from the Moors in the middle of the 13th Century by the 'Knights of the Order of Santiago'.
Albufeira, like many Algarve towns, has the remains of a castle dating from Roman times, but most of the castle along with the town, was destroyed in the 1755 earthquake. The most visible pointer to the castle remains is the Torre do Relógio (clock tower), which was built on one of the old castle towers, and is normally lit up on festive occasions.
Albufeira was a small fishing village until the arrival of tourism in the 1960s. Substantial developments since then have turned it into a major holiday resort (and probably the most popular resort in the Algarve) and today there are well over 100 Albufeira Hotels to choose from! Even with all of the developments, some of Albufeira Old Town still retains the essence of the village it once was, with narrow cobbled streets winding up and around the hillsides and typical single storey houses lining the roadside.
Albufeira Old TownAlbufeira can provide whatever type of Algarve holiday you are looking for but you will need to consider what is important to you before you book - it is a perfect example of when not to be tempted by that special offer with "accommodation allocated on arrival" if you have specific needs because you could find out it really wasn't the holiday you were hoping for when it should have been brilliant! To help you decide where you would like to stay have a look at our Albufeira map! You can also print it to take with you to help you find you way around.
If you are looking for lively nightlife and bars and clubs that are open nearly 24 hours a day then you probably want to stay in the Areias de São João area, home to "the strip" (Avenida Dr Francisco Sà Carneiro), or nearby Montechoro both of which are about 2kms from Albufeira old town. There are plenty of hotels and apartments to choose from and shops, bars and restaurants (many with English menus) all to hand and the beautiful beach, Oura, just a short distance from the bottom end of the strip. Of course, with everyone in party spirit it isn't going to be particularly quiet, particularly in peak summer! So if neon signs and late night revelry aren't for you, it will be better to stay near the old town!
Square in Albufeira Old TownAlbufeira old town is more relaxed and has a lovely central square decorated with trees and colourful shrubs surrounded by street cafés and restaurants for a quiet meal or a cool drink. The streets leading off the square are a shoppers delight with clothes shops, leather goods (fantastic handbags!), gift shops, street stalls and of course, all the practical shops for daily necessities. There are also many more restaurants and bars in between the shops so there is never a shortage of places to eat and drink! It is worth mentioning that although English is very widely spoken and menus will normally be in 3 or 4 different languages, if you have any particular likes or dislikes or have special dietary requirements then you may find our food and drink information helpful.
The bars in the old town are still open late - most will be open until 4am during the summer months but may close at 2am in the winter. It does mean that you can take a rest after a busy day on the beach before getting ready for the night!
Fishermans Beach Albufeira
There are two main beaches in Albufeira itself - "Fishermans beach" (Praia dos Pescadores) is overlooked by a variety of restaurants and there is always the tempting aroma of barbecued fish in the air. Here it's possible to walk straight onto the beach without the need for steps. Adjoining Fishermans beach is Albufeira beach (Praia do Túnel), slightly to the west through the tunnel near the tourist office. There are more bars and restaurants here and steps down to the beach.
If you are staying in Albufeira, it isn't really necessary to rent a car; in fact, particularly if you are new to driving in Portugal, it can be quite nerve wracking in the summer months when the Algarve is so busy, and parking can be difficult too. Our Albufeira Travel information has details about the 'tourist train' that runs between the 'strip' and Albufeira 'old town' and the excellent local "Giro" minibus network. If you want to visit one of the water parks such as Aqualand or the Algarve's most popular theme park Zoomarine, there are several agencies in Albufeira offering very reasonable prices for transportation and tickets and with pick-up points near the main hotels it's both convenient and cheaper than hiring a car.
Albufeira MarinaAlbufeira marina is on the western outskirts of the town - you can't really miss it as all the buildings and apartments are painted in blue, pink, orange, green and yellow squares! There are rows of shops along the road behind the marina and some bars and restaurants along the marina itself. It is a brilliant place to spend an afternoon, have a drink or a meal, or just sit in the sun and watch the boats and people strolling by. If you go for nothing else, go to see the amazing colours of the buildings! There are also some interesting dolphin statues raised on poles along the marina walkway and each has been individually decorated with a different design.
The marina is the starting point for many of the most popular things to do in Albufeira, such as boat trips, fishing trips and diving excursions. Or if you prefer staying on dry land - have a go on a Segway - the marina's long promenade is perfect for this novel form of transport! Just around the corner from the marina is the fishing port where you can see the fishermen going about their daily business and also get a lovely view of Albufeira across the bay.
Albufeira sand sculptureAlbufeira is always bustling in the summer months, but it is a lovely place to wander around in the autumn and winter when the crowds have disappeared! Contrary to popular belief - the Algarve doesn't close down - the bars and restaurants are open, as are the shops! So for those of you who find July and August too hot and too busy - try the quieter pace of life in the Algarve during the out of season months - the sun still shines and Albufeira is still there to welcome you!
Cerro Mar is conveniently located a short 200m walk to the popular square of the lively Old Town of Albufeira, here you will find a large variety of restaurants, cafes, bars and street entertainment with a friendly, cosmopolitan atmosphere. The fabulous sandy beaches are located just a further 2 minutes walk away.
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25 Nov 2013
"I would recommend the apartment to anyone and we will for sure return in the very near future!"
This was our first holiday that was not a package deal and we are hooked. The apartment was probably in one of the best and most quiet positions in Cerro Mar. The pool virtually adjacent to the apartm… More
20 Aug 2013
"Excellent apartment with good facilities."
The best accommodation we have ever stayed in. Spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need in and around the apartment. Very peaceful location and only a 5 minute walk to nearest beach and supermarket. We loved the 3 different pool areas, the restaurant & bar with sea view. Highly recommended.
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