Wide Selection in Main Town
Wide Selection in Main Town
Monte Gordo across directly opposite the apartment
Car: not necessary
Monte Gordo is considered to be one of the most cosmopolitan of the Eastern Algarve resorts. During the day, there is a laid back, relaxed atmosphere where visitors can sit and enjoy a beer at one of the seafront bars or take a stroll and do some leisurely shopping. For sun worshipers, the expansive white beaches have sun beds for hire and provide great walking territory into the neighboring resorts! In the evening, visitors can choose from a wide selection of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes including typical Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, Chinese and Indian cuisine. In the balmy summer evenings, the promenade is perfect for a stroll to browse the assorted market stalls selling local crafts and items. Or the famous casino offers an evening of entertainment with spectacular floor shows as well as gambling and dining. Overall, the resort is generally very family oriented. Car hire is not essential; good bus and rail networks can be used to explore the surrounding areas.
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 tranquility. 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. 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.
OTHER THINGS TO SEE AND DO
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 kms 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.
This is perfect accommodation for golfers wishing to sample the excellent courses situated in the Eastern Algarve. Within a 20km radius there are 6 courses to choose from. Benamor and the 2 Quintas (Ria and Cima) are the most popular and have fantastic scenery and sea views. The prestigious new Monte Rei course 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 East to just before the Spanish Border, the challenging courses of Castro Marim and the Ballesteros Signature Course Quinta do Vale both come highly recommended. We can offer discounted rates and can organise a full golfing package with play at a selection of these courses, car hire and rental of this property. (Flights not included)