Vila Nova de Cacela
Corte Antonio Martins
2 local restaurants
The small village of Corte Antonio Martins is peaceful and typically Portuguese. Very close to the villa are 2 reasonably priced Portuguese restaurants, serving fish and meat dishes. There are also a couple of village bars with very reasonable prices! VIla Nova de Cacela is the nearest town for main amenities, around 10 minutes drive away. Not a typically touristy town, the locals and friendly and welcoming and the prices are generally cheap. The town offers bank, cash machine, daily market, mini markets, internet station, and a good choice of bars, cafes and restaurants. On the 3rd Sunday in each month, the famous and large outdoor market visits and should not be missed. A sleepy and peaceful town without the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Car Hire essential.
The beautiful town of Tavira: When staying in this accommodation a visit to the beautiful town of Tavira is essential! You will not fail to be enthralled by its unspoilt charm, character and tranquillity. As you wander along the cobbled streets, you'll see an abundance of history dating as far back as 2000BC. A Roman bridge links the 2 parts of the town across the River Gilao, its sides decorated with traditional old bars and restaurants where you can relax and enjoy a peaceful drink or meal. Horse drawn carriages and a small train operate around the town and are perfect for sightseeing and enjoying the peaceful ambience. The many churches (37 in total!), the town castle and the typical fisherman's harbour leading to the River Formosa Natural Park are all places to visit, along with the wonderful daily market selling fresh home grown produce. Tavira Island and its wonderful beach is accessible by ferry boat from the town and offers excellent facilities with a wonderful holiday atmosphere.
Beach & other activities: Manta Rota is approximately 10km towards to East, and here you will find beautiful white sands, rolling sea, sunbeds for hire and several snack bars. This beach is long and expansive offering its visitors great walking territory between other resorts right through to Monte Gordo! By travelling a little further afield there are a good range of things to do for everyone. For nature lovers, forest walks, cruises along the River Guadiana or nature trails along the Ria Formosa Reserve where bird watching is in abundance! Travelling West there are some excellent shopping centres in Faro and Ghia as well as the famous Water Parks and Zoo Marine all easily reached by car or by day trip coach. The Spanish border town of Ayamonte is approx 25 km by car, where the delights of another country can be sampled along with wine, Tapas and shopping. Ayamonte can also be reached by ferry from Vila Real. Seville is about 170km away, and budding historians may enjoy Castro Marim Castle.
Golf: This is perfect accommodation for golfers wishing to sample the excellent courses situated in the Eastern Algarve. Within a 20km radius there are 7 courses to choose from. Benamor and the 2 Quintas (Ria and Cima) are the most popular and can be reached within several minutes. The prestigious new course of Monte Rei designed by Jack Nicklaus now has its first 18 holes open and is continuing in its development to the second phase offering the height of golfing luxury - although a costly experience, this is a real treat for golfing fanatics wishing to experience a little high life! Travelling only 10kms further on towards Spain, the challenging course of Castro Marim, along with its famous country club comes highly recommended and just before the border are the Costa Esuri and Quinta do Vale courses now growing in popularity. We can organise a full golfing package with 1 price per head with play at a selection of these courses, car hire and rental of this apartment. (Flights not included)