Portugal Real Estate
The Algarve is the southern part of Portugal and runs from Cabo de Sao Vicente in the west, facing out to the Atlantic, to the Spanish border at Vila Real de Santo Antonio in the east.
The main towns of the area are Faro, where the international airport is situated, Albufeira, an attractive seaside resort with many old houses and narrow streets, Portimao, a town with a large fishing fleet and its adjacent seaside resort of Praia da Rocha with hotels, shops andexcellent sandy beaches. Further west is the town of Lagos, also with a fishing fleet and a small marina.
For those liking the smaller, quieter beaches and coves, Olhos D'Agua just east of Albufeira offers an almost perfect setting with sandy beach and rocky coves and a small village set in a ravine with excellent small restaurants which include a choice of fresh seafood. Carvoeira further west towards Portimao again offers a similar attractive setting though the village is a little larger. To the east of Faro is Tavira, an old, very historic town with fascinating buildings with unusual undulating roofs and several old churches plus a castle. On the Spanish border is the holiday resort of Montegordo with a long sandy beach and pine covered dunes behind.
The Algarve inland has a great appeal to those wanting tranquillity. The coastal plain is gently rolling with almonds, figs, vines, olives, cork trees etc. on reddish soils but behind there lies a range of mountains with the most excellent views and many small hill villages.
For yachting enthusiasts the new town of Vilamoura has a good yacht marina and adjacent is the seaside town of Quarteira with many restaurants, bars, etc. Golf courses in the area include Val de Lobo near Faro and Penina between Portimao and Lagos, but there are several other courses to choose from. Towns such as Silves, with its old castle and historic cathedral are well worth a visit.
The tiny hamlet of Caldas de Monchique, some 25 minutes' drive inland from Portimao, has a spa, several small restaurants and a very inexpensive small hotel just 5km below the town of Monchique perched right at the top of the mountains.
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- Floor Size: 500 square metres
- Plot Size: 2,500 square metres
- Bedrooms: 5
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- Bedrooms: 4
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- Floor Size: 153 square metres
- Plot Size: 165 square metres
- Bedrooms: 3
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- Floor Size: 1,305 square metres
- Plot Size: 4,177 square metres
- Bedrooms: 6
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- Floor Size: 470 square metres
- Plot Size: 2,169 square metres
- Bedrooms: 5
PRICE REDUCED - A luxury and exclusive Seven Star property in a highly sought -after location close to the impressive beaches of Estroril and Cascais. This property is located in one of the m...
- Floor Size: 746 square metres
- Plot Size: 6,565 square metres
- Bedrooms: 5
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- Bedrooms: 150
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- Plot Size: 300,000 square metres
- Bedrooms: 8
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- Floor Size: 2,830 square metres
- Plot Size: 8,065 square metres
- Bedrooms: 10
An impressive and historic 19th Century neo-classical property benefiting from a strong Italian influence, once lived in by royalty , which today offers charm, character and elegance. The prop...
- Floor Size: 1,550 square metres
- Plot Size: 5,589 square metres
- Bedrooms: 10