: J 16 0r J 17
: Manta Rota
: Monte Rei also Quinta de Cima and Quinta da Ria
Quinta Diana has a rural setting nestling in a small hamlet -Malhada de Figueira- together with 6 or 7 other residencies. Whilst set in the countryside, the villa is within 5, 7 and 15 minutes easy drive of the villages of Vila Nova da Cacela, Manta Rota with its lengthy expanse of white sandy beaches and historical Tavira (cidade) respectively. Cacela Velha - an old fortress is of local interest perched on a cliff: Praia Verde offers a beach close to pine woods. The old ferry port of Vila Real de Santa Antonia is also of interest. A trip to Seville, Spain is about one and half hours by car.
Other Activities: Fresh fish and fruit and vegetable market every weekday and Saturday morning
Golf: Monte Rei opened in 2010 and is less than 1 km from the villa - top level champion course - worth a look even if you don't play! The 18th with its numerous bunkers is a real challenge. The superb twin Quinta da Ria and Quinta da Cima 18 hole golf courses are within less than 10 minutes of the villa. Opened in 2002 and 2003 respectively they are set in beautiful, undulating natural vegetation and old olive trees, playing golf on these courses is sure to rejuvenate your soul! The courses are in excellent condition. Seaviews are plentiful from most of the holes as the course is built within the Ria Formosa wetlands nature reserve. The clubhouse has all the necessary comforts of restaurant, bar and shower facilities. This course is open to non-members and they don't seem to ask for handicap cards! Clubs and karts are available for hire. There is also a driving range. If you are a lone player amongst your party and fancy a game call in to reception and the manager may be able to fix you up with a two or three ball either same day or next day.
Other nearby golf courses include a pretty and panoramic 18 holes at Castro Marim (towards the Spanish border) and Benamor (just off the road at Cabanas).