Areias de Sao Joao is a fantastic destination on the Algarve coastline for young groups. The magical combination of top beaches and excellent nightlife means that you will never be short of entertainment from an Areias de Sao Joao villa. Located just outside Albufeira, a hugely popular Algarve commercial centre, an apartment or villa in Areias de Sao Joao could not be better located for fantastic holidays in the sun. The staggering array of facilities and entertainment options means that Areias de Sao Joao villas are a real favourite with families too.
Holiday rentals in Areias de Sao Joao are set on an incredible 5km beach of golden sand known as Forte Sao Joao. There is quite a steep incline leading to the beach, but once you are there, the cliff just adds to the beauty. There are a great number of excellent beaches to choose from, so whether you would like a lazy day in peace of a facility filled beach with plenty going on, you can find the perfect spot from a villa in Areias de Sao Joao. Praia d’Oura, a short walk from the village, is a magnificent water sports beach, offering endless windsurfing, water skiing, jet skiing, parasailing and even banana boat rides.
The nightlife from an Areias de Sao Joao is fantastic. Albufeira’s famous bar area, known as ‘The Strip’, is within easy walking distance of an Areias de Sao Joao property, with a huge range of bars, clubs and English style pubs, almost entirely catering for tourists. If you would prefer more culture, the old part of Albufeira is perfect. The cobbled streets are filled with fantastic boutiques, family run restaurants and some wonderful sights.
There is a huge amount of golf to be played from an Areias de Sao Joao villa too. There are many courses in the area, ranging from beautiful, natural courses to taxing links courses that are a maze of hazards and traps. Family holidays hugely benefit from the proximity of attractions like the Zoomarine Park, KrazyWorld theme park and the Slide and Splash Waterpark, which is one of the largest in Europe.
Albufeira is a town you will get to know very well during an Areias de Sao Joao holiday. Everything you could wish for, from sports facilities to culture, traditional restaurants to lively bars, can be easily found in Albufeira, which has helped make it the most popular holiday resort in the whole of the Algarve.
Regardless of when you travel to Areias de Sao Joao, the weather is most likely to be excellent. Summers are blissfully hot, perfect for lazy days on the beach that last long into the evening, remaining beautifully warm throughout the evening, perfect for the short walk home from The Strip. Even during winter, conditions remain warm and dry, which means that the local golf courses do fantastic business all year round.
Faro International Airport (FAO) is inundated with cheap flights from the UK on an almost hourly basis, especially during the summer. There are regular services, both taxi and bus, connecting Areias de Sao Joao with the airport.