The Central Algarve is Portugal’s premier holiday destination stretching approximately 50 miles across with Faro its capital, a vibrant and cosmopolitan town steeped in history with plenty of traditional architecture.
The whole area is famed for it’s alluring coastline receiving much exposure for its breathtaking cliffs, golden beaches, scalloped bays and sandy islands with the enchanting inner Algarve boasting some pretty castle towns, historic and picturesque villages and stunning golf courses.
The old fishing village of Albufeira, (made a town in 1986), is the most popular of these and it’s not hard to see why with the whole area awash with dramatic coastline which is characterised by sandstone cliffs winding down onto long golden sandy beaches and with the wide choice of beaches and small coves it is possible, with a little exploration, to easily find a secluded spot even in the height of summer.
The Old Town is charming with its cobbled side streets, bustling centre square, daily market stalls, evening entertainers, cafes, bars and fine restaurants right alongside the beautiful sandy Fishermans Beach. In addition the adjacent beach area of Priara d’Oura and the lively Montechoro strip offer thriving nightlife, cafes, bars, shops and restaurants to cater for all.
Our apartment Casa Branco is approximately 2km from the ‘Old Town’ set within a safe and secure Portuguese village style complex, sited towards the quiet rear on the ground floor amongst mature and beautifully maintained grounds. There are 4 on-site swimming pools with snack bars and restaurants offering local, European and ‘A la Carte’ dishes.
You are close enough for a short walk into town or you can use the free courtesy shuttle bus from reception whose friendly and helpful staff are there to help 24 hours a day with whatever query you may have.