Best of both worlds” only 5 Km's from Junction 15 of the A22 motorway and enjoys the beautiful tranquillity of the unspoilt Eastern Algarve countryside midway between the lovely old town of Tavira and the city of Faro in the small village of Lagoao near Moncarapacho.
This very quiet and unspoilt rural area with it's rolling hills and sea views still enjoys the traditional way of life where the local farmers can be seen transporting their goods via horse and cart.
For those not wishing to venture too far, there are two good restaurants within 300 metres at the end of the lane, which also sells ice creams etc during the day. We use these regularly and normally pre-order during the day for the evening meal.
Our small market town of Moncarapacho has a beautiful square where you can enjoy a meal and a drink or two with the locals, it's Bars and Restaurants serve excellent and reasonably priced food (Much more value for money than to the west of Faro).
Here you will also find banks, post office, internet café, chemist, doctors, 3-4 Mini Markets, fresh fish, meat & veg market and a large supermarket that is open everyday from 08:30 until 20:00.
Our local Beach of Fuzeta (4Kms) is one of the best in the Algarve and a 'Must' day out, you can also take a ferry boat (1Euro) to Fuzeta beach island.
The Islands of Culattra, Armona and Farol can be reached by Olhao (4Km’s) and the little known beach of Faro Island is worth a visit.
Supreme Golf courses such as Vale do Lobo, Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago, Benamor, Quinta da Ria/Cima and Castro Marim are all within 30 minutes of the Villa.
If all you want is a flick, in Moncarapacho there is a new Par 3 course and along our road is a 3 hole, pitch & putt (9 tees) with driving range, chipping areas and putting green, all in fantastic condition and truly superb facilities can be enjoyed by all of the family.
The new watershoot park in Loule is only 25 Minutes away and is great fun!
The Ria Formosa Nature Park is a gateway to discovering the marvellous world of fauna and flora that lives in this part of the Algarve coast, a bird watchers paradise which is only ten minutes away.
We have a number of excellent markets nearby (a detailed list is in the villa information book along with attractions and recommended restaurants) where you can pick up some real bargains.
On the first Sunday of the month, it is in our local village of Moncarapacho, just a short walk away.
Ayamonte, 35mins (the Spanish border) town has a similar market every Saturday.
Tourist resort towns with entertainment, bars, restaurants and casinos only a 15 - 40 minute drive away (depending which town you would like to visit).
Finally, for those of you who do not want to just stay on the beach or by the pool and want to see more of the original Algarve then a circular drive through Moncarapacho, Estói, Olhão and Tavira is well worth doing. Again with the A22 link this makes a good half day visit from the more touristy areas.