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Apartment in Salema, Algarve, Portugal - Fantastic Location, 5 Mins Walk To Blue Flag Beach, Shops And Restaurants
Local accommodation number: 4330/AL. Situated in the Natural Park and only 5 minutes walk to Salema Beach, this spacious apartment is in the Salema Beach Club tourist complex. The lounge has a communal balcony that offers a wonderful view of Salema and the sea. Both bedrooms and the lounge have panoramic sea views. There is easy parking and a large, communal swimming pool with children's paddling pool, plus shops, snack bar, and Reception. Salema is a picturesque, small fishing village offering a fine sandy beach with ample choice of bars and restaurants huddled among fishermen's cottages. Perfect for sun-worshipers, walkers and birdwatchers. Please note that this apartment was originally built to British specifications in the 1980s and is typical of the area. It has a lovely homely feel very different to the latest modern 'boutique-style' apartments in the village. We're based right next to the sea, so there will be some days of high humidity as well as wonderfully sunny weather. Please let us know if you have any allegies to seaside. Late arrivals can order a Welcome Pack of food & drink at extra cost - just ask when booking.
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- May 14, 2018
About Jim Ward
Julie and I live in a little village on the edge of an historic East of England market town. We both work, and enjoy walking, ski-ing and living in the countryside, but head out to Portugal for most of our holidays in Salema, which we really love.
Jim Ward purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Jim Ward chose Figueira
We love Salema because it is so unspoilt, and as part of a National Park will always remain so. It's a typical fishing village, very friendly and never gets as crowded as other parts of the Algarve. There are some wonderful walks, amazing beaches and the sea front boasts a great range of bars and restaurants. There really is something for everyone here, especially families. We also liked the fact that the area is easily accessible, with Faro airport just over an hour's drive away.
What makes this Apartment unique
The property is just five minutes walk from the fabulous beach. We provide umbrellas, games and even some videos and books, so you can travel light and make the most of the great coastline. For those who enjoy a more active holiday, you can play golf (the Parque da Floresta course is at the top of the road), walk in the national park or along the Via Algarviana long distance footpath, discover stunning, hidden coves, or head over to the West Coast surfing beaches just 15 minutes away. If you're looking for great food, we can also recommend local restaurants in the village or nearby. Just ask for information when booking.
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Nice quiet place to relax
This apartment is located in a quiet development overlooking the ocean. The area has nice places to dine and friendly people are all around. The scenery is lovely, and there are interesting sights to drive (or hike)to. We enjoyed ourselves and recommend this area for couples to get away to. We would not recommend it for small children, though.
So glad you enjoyed Salema as much as we do. There’s so much to enjoy - from walks to exploring beaches and gossiping with the friendly locals. Completely agree about small children - or even people who have difficulty walking - because of the steep steps and hills which is why we mention it specifically in our website description of the apartment, and mention about the steep hills. To us it’s a paradise - to some it might present difficulties. We have had parents with small children stay and have no problems. Everyone is different but Salema stays wonderful all year round!!!
We found the apartment to be damp and cold. The location is very good but the standard of linen etc was not high. We were disappointed to find there was no spare toilet paper(just the roll on the holder), no soap(hand, shower, dishwashing or laundry) as well as no salt, pepper or olive oil. All the other places we have stayed have provided these items plus more.
Lovely quiet apartment in peaceful Salima with great beaches and restaurants nearby
After a huge hiccup with contacting Ramona cos' her mobile no had changed and also the key code had too all was ok. A slight hiccup with gas which we are used to at home and ably sorted after a while with the local gas guru fine! We loved our holiday in the apartment high up overlooking the roofs and chimneys of Salima and wish we could have stayed longer..... It was such a peaceful place with exquisite beaches nearby, great restaurants, low key tourism and enough mini markets with excellent bread local cheeses and wine. Warm weather and cool evenings ideal for walking up the steps from the village! Couldn't be bettered really.. Also within easy distance of many other villages and towns.
Well maintained and well equipped, excellent pool, close to village centre and beach.
Just right for a relaxing stay with 4 year old granddaughter. As much swimming and beach fun as possible with wide range of restaurants all happy to serve child size portions from the main menu. (Be aware that steep steps and street might not suit all ages.)
Well situated property in quiet fishing village. Property was clean, cool and had a well equipped kitchen . Lovely view from the balcony of the sea and village below. Pool looked nice but a bit chilly when we went ( March) . Apartment Would not be suitable if you struggle with steps and stairs. Village peaceful with a few good restaurants and a couple of shops. Seemed the nicest village in the area.
Thank you Helen - we love the village and the area and glad you did too. Agree about the steps and the stairs which is why we ensure it's right up front in the property description on the website. As ever though, after the walk up the hill there is the reward of that spectacular view!
Lovely view, well equipped, good base and gorgeous village
The apartment was great for our family of four, it had everything we needed plus buckets,spades etc. The view was really lovely and all the steps just help you work off the amazing Portuguese custard tarts you'll want to eat! The pool is deep and a nice area to spend time too. Salema is a wonderful village with great places to eat and it does not feel too touristy. There are so many other great beaches to explore too along the coast especially to the West.
Coast/Beach: As well as the beautiful beach of Salema (blue flag status) which is a 5 min. walk from the apartment, there are many secluded beaches in the vicinity (both within walking distance and driving). There is a possibility to go on boat trips from Salema (summer only) and/or walk through the National Park. The West coast (good for surfing) is a short drive away (15-30 mins). Travel: The nearest airport is Faro airport, a 70 minute drive (about 100km). Lagos is about 15 minutes drive, with its old town, restaurants, bars and marina. Luz is only 10 minutes by car. Cape St. Vincent (most westerly point in Europe) is about a 15 minute drive. Car hire is recommended in order to explore the other beaches and towns in the area. However if you choose not to hire a car, collection/return trip to Faro airport can be arranged at your own cost. There is an hourly bus service to Lagos. Distances: Approximate distances by car: Luz - 10 mins. Lagos - 15-20 mins. Sagres - 10 mins. Cape St. Vincent lighthouse - 15-20 mins. Aljezur - 30 mins. Silves - 30 mins. Monchique and mountains - 1 hour. Further Details: Everything that you could need for a relaxing holiday is within walking distance of the apartment. Salema has a good range of restaurants serving excellent fresh fish and traditional Portuguese dishes, many with seafront dining areas. There are also a couple of quiet bars and 2 cafes, good for a lazy breakfast. There are a selection of shops in the village, including a small supermarket, a travel agent and internet 'cafe'. There is a larger supermarket at Budens, about 3km away, with a cash machine. The National Park is renowned for its incredible walks, unspoilt beaches and is an ornithologists dream, being visited constantly by specialist walking and birdwatching holiday companies. Local accommodation number: 4330/AL
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Booking Notes: A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking, which is non-returnable. Full payment should be made 8 weeks prior to departure. Changeover Day: Flexible. The accommodation is available for incoming clients by 2pm. Departing clients are requested to vacate by 10am. (We can be flexible on these times depending on the arrival/departure times of the previous clients). Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in euros. Minimum stay 5 nights, unless low season.