A taste of the area…
The best and closest beaches are Faro Island and Fuzeta (excellent for young children) which are20 minutes away. The beaches at Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo are also easily accessible. Barril Beach near Tavira can be accessed by a mini train (great experience for young kids) and has lots of local restaurants on the beach.
Water taxi or ferry are available from Faro or Olhão for trips to offshore islands and beaches on Armona Culatra, Farol and Bairro da Barreta.
Ria Formosa National Park, a maze of canals, island marshes and barrier islands. Wetland of large national importance, one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal, a haven for bird watching.
Several Golf courses are 30 minutes drive, including those at Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, Tavira and Vilamoura.
The Spanish border is only 45 minutes away.
Only a two minute drive or a ten minute walk across the fields. There is a small daily fish and vegetable market, chemist, cafes, restaurants plus Roman ruins and the Palace of Estoi; a boutique style hotel that has a bar and restaurant with fantastic views.
The beautiful Capital of the Algarve. Stunning old town to modern shopping centre at the Algarve Forum only 20 minutes’ drive away.
Loule – famous Saturday market 15 minutes away.
Olhão – meat, fish and vegetable market every morning. 15 minutes away.
Faro – traditional markets every Sunday at different locations selling traditional Portuguese gifts, clothing, leather etc.
FOR THE KIDS
There is a selection of toys for children of all ages. Cot and high chair available. Gates are placed in all appropriate areas for safe access to the pool. This is a family run villa so safety is a priority.
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