Your holiday home is the perfect location from where to discover the Algarve.
The Algarve is rich in beaches. From narrow beaches hidden between impressive rock formations to wide sandy beaches behind the dune landscape. If you are looking for peace, the eastern beaches are ideal. In the west you will find beaches that are particularly popular, especially in summer. Below some examples:
Praia do Anção
Located between Quinta do Lago and Vale de Lobo lies this hotspot for celebrities. A beach to see ànd to be seen.
Praia da Marinha
Praia da Marinha is often described as the most beautiful beach of the area. It has even been chosen as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches a few times. The water is crystal clear and the beach is surrounded by colourful, steep cliffs and rocks.
Faro has been the capital city of the Algarve since the mid-18th century. The city houses Faro Airport which functions as a gateway to the area. A well known meeting point is the garden Jardim Manuel Bívar, from here you can look out onto the marina, the Ria Formasa and the sea. You enter Vila Adentro –the oldest part of the city- through the arch Arco da Vila.
An absolute must-see is the Porta Árabe (Arabian Arch), it originally provided access from the sea. Built in the 11th century it is the oldest horseshoe-shaped arch in Portugal.
Palácio de Estoi
In Estoi you can find one of the youngest pousada’s in Portugal. This hotel is part of the Estoi Palace. This magnificent building dates back to the 19th century and was owned by the wealthy Viscount of Estoi.
It took two decades to finish building it. The unveiling of the palace was celebrated with elaborate festivities in the palace gardens. After the death of the Viscount the palace was inhabited by his descendants up until 1987. At that time it came into the possession of the Faro city council.
The Estoi Palace is only a few minutes’ drive from Casa Kamari.
Praia da Manta Rota
Praia de Manta Rota is 10 kilometers long.
The beach runs from the village of Manta Rota to the eastern end of the Ria Formosa.
You can reach this beach by means of elevated wooden walkways.
These are constructed to protect the dunes and to ensure that beachgoers with disabilities have access to the beach.
This beach is less crowded than nearby Praia de Monte Gordo and has some lovely spots where you can find some proper peace and quiet.
This is particularly true for the end of the beach on the side of the Ria Formosa.
Ponta da Piedade
It’s a 60 minute drive from your holiday home to Ponta da Piedade but this beautiful spot is definitely worth it.
The impressively beautiful rock formations are a feast for the eyes.
The river Galâo divides Tavira into two parts.
Around the old town you can find remains of the old city wall.
Tavira is sometimes called the Venice of the Algarve.
Stroll through the charming town centre where many houses are still adorned with beautiful, authentic tiles and the Moorish influence can be seen everywhere.