Alporchinhos is situated in the popular Algarve region of Portugal. The area has a beautiful coastline, plenty of sun and a rich culture. The rocky coastline with secluded coves and small, sandy beaches provide beautiful scenery for holiday villas in Alporchinhos. Conveniently located, Alporchinhos holiday accommodation is a great base from which to explore all that the Algarve has to offer.
Without a doubt, the top reason tourists visit the Algarve is for the stunning beaches. Nossa Senhora da Rocha and Covo Nuova are two of the most beautiful Algarve beaches and are accessible by a tunnel through the cliffside. These beaches are perfect for a peaceful walk, as well as water sports such as snorkeling, sailing and even deep-sea fishing. One of the best ways to discover the diverse coastline near Alporchinhos is to hire a boat at Carvoeiro or Benagil Beach and explore the secluded coves and peaceful fishing villages along the coast.
The fishing village of Armação de Pera has narrow cobbled streets that are lined with bars and restaurants that offer a variety of food and drink. Throughout the year the village celebrates festivals with feasting, dancing and entertainment for the whole family.
Cycling is a fantastic, relaxing way to see the Algarve. There are castles and forts, breathtaking cliffs, quaint villages, and untouched countryside just waiting to be explored. You can also enjoy horse riding and quad biking in the surrounding countryside.
Entertainment for children abounds in the region with petting farms, mini golf, Zoomarine and waterparks, all within a few minutes driving distance of Alporchinhos villas.
The Algarve is famous for its championship golf courses and Alporchinhos is the ideal location for a golfing holiday. World-class golf courses are only a 10-minute drive away and include Vale de Milho, Quinta do Gramacho and Vale de Pinta.
Faro is the Algarve capital and the commercial center of the region. It is has a rich history and is full of gorgeous medieval and renaissance style buildings. Monuments of interest in Faro include the Nossa Senhora da Assuncão Convent and São Francisco Church.
If you are looking for entertainment then Albufeira is the place to go. The Strip in the newly developed beachfront area of Albufeira, has dozens of bars and clubs, that play music for all tastes into the early hours of the morning. The town also has restaurants that offer some of the best fresh seafood dishes in the region, including the local specialty cataplana (grilled sardines).
The Alporchinhos climate is typical of Mediterranean towns. The summers are hot and dry with an average temperature of around 30°C. Winters are mild with plenty of sunshine and temperatures around 16°C, however, the winter evenings are cold and guests of Alporchinhos accommodation should bring jumpers.
Faro (FAO) is the closest international airport to Alporchinhos. Ryanair, easyJet and BMI are just a few of the many airlines that provide cheap flights from various airports in the UK. From Faro, guests of Alporchinhos self-catering accommodation can hire a car and take a scenic drive to their Algarve accommodation.