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The Algarve makes a perfect all-year round holiday location due to its continual sunshine and low rainfall in the summer months. Located along Portugal's South coast, flights from the UK to Faro take around 2-2½ hours and start from as little as £12 one way in low season with low cost airlines such as Easyjet.

Stretching along the coast for around 150km, The Algarve is made up of many resorts that used to be small fishing villages but have given over to development and tourism in recent years. Although the population of the Algarve is a mere 350,000 in winter, this increases to around a million in high season.

The climate means that the area is perfect for golf, and many of the large hotels around Vilamoura and Albufeira have their own courses. However we have the benefot of a brand new course just opposite the valley, just a few minutes drive in the car.

The local beaches are ideal for children as they are sandy and gently sloping and the Algarve is a firm favourite amongst couples, families and more elderly travellers.

Alcantarilha, the village of Guia have a good selection of beaches are all within a 10km drive away.

Directions from the airport:

  • Leaving the airport follow the dual carriageway following signs for Faro until you see the turn off for Portimao.
  • Keep in the left hand lane when you see signs for Portimao, Albufeira & Lisboa.
  • After approx 1.5 miles follow signs for Portimao, Lisboa.
  • Travelling along the A22 you will pass a stone castle on the right.
  • Keep on this road for a further 15 miles, following the dual carriageway to Portimao until you see a warning sign for Pera / Algoz 1000m junction 8.
  • Take the right hand lead off towards Algoz.
  • Passing the hollow block factory on the left, you will see a sign to Algoz.
  • Keep left and at the junction again keep left going downhill.
  • At the stop sign go straight across the sign to Farmacia, do not turn right to the chemist!
  • Turn left into Silves and keep on the road to Alcantarilha Gare (station).
  • Turn right just after you see Martin's Cafe on the right and cross the controlled level crossing.
  • Turn sharp left after the crossing, bearing left at the level junction and travel approx 400yds up the man made road until you come to a junction.
  • Bear right up the hill and the villa is situated on the left at the top.

Travel options:

We would recommend hiring a vehicle from the airport region as public transport is not particularly reliable in this aea. Car hire can be arranged from €130 per week.
Airport Transfers can be arranged for as little as €40 to €60 each way.