The town of Acoteias is located slightly inland of Portugal’s southern coast near the bustling town of Albufeira. The intimate and unique restaurants, bars, and shops of this traditional Portuguese village offer visitors a contrast to the busy resort atmosphere of Albufeira. Acoteias also boasts a beautiful, clean stretch of sandy beach frequented by locals. A stay in one of HomeAway's holiday rentals in Acoteias offers guests a relaxed and tranquil place to unwind that is close enough to the action in Albufeira and other nearby towns.
HomeAway has several options for those looking for apartments in Acoteias. Everything from modern apartments with terrific views to those located in the heart of the town are just a click away. When travelling in a bigger group, a villa in Acoteias is a option. Villas with air conditioning, internet access, swimming pools and more modern amenities are available.
Praia da Falesia:
Acoteias' 3.5-mile-long beach is covered in fine, golden sand and lapped by crystal-clear waters. Red sandstone cliffs provide the backdrop while acting as a suitable barrier to any strong winds. Beach bars are scattered along the coast, and the beach is a mere 10-minute walk from town.
This family fun centre is found a few miles from Acoteias in Guia. Here visitors can watch dolphin, seal, and sea lion shows and gaze upon tropical birds and birds of prey. Zoomarine has also got a 4D cinema, a small amusement park, and swimming pools.
The town of Silves:
The historic town of Silves is located approximately 20 miles from Acoteias and makes for a great day trip. The town's architecture displays its interesting past; sights include an impressive hilltop castle made of sandstone by the Moors, a medieval bridge, and a Gothic cathedral.
The town of Monchique also makes for an interesting day trip. It is located in the thickly wooded mountain range about 40 miles from Acoteias. The narrow, cobblestone streets of the old city centre criss-cross their way up the hillside and are dotted with charming cafés; traditional restaurants are also plentiful.
The Albufeira Strip:
The famous Avenida Dr. Fancisco Sa Carneiro, or 'strip' in Albufeira is the place to be for nightlife. Many of the bars and clubs located here are open 24 hours a day. The strip is popular with locals and tourists alike, making it the place to meet people and dance the night away.
Albufeira Old Town:
About a mile away from the busy strip is the charming old town centre of Albufeira. The streets are narrow, covered in cobblestones and lined with single-storey buildings, typical of old towns in this region. There are plenty of fine cafés and restaurants as well as terrific shopping.
Acoteias enjoys ideal summer conditions. The days are long and full of sunshine, and temperatures loom around 30°C in high summer. Rain and cloud coverage are scarce, and cool breezes keep visitors comfortable. Spring and fall are pleasant with temperatures in the mid-20s. Winters here are mild; temperatures frequently rise as high as 20°C. December and February tend to be the wettest months.
Faro Airport (FAO) is the closest to Acoteias. Upon arrival, travellers can easily hire a car or jump into a taxi. Acoteias is only 20 miles from the airport, so the drive is quick and easy. Drivers can either travel along the A22 or the N125; both lead directly to Acoteias. There is no direct bus or train service to Acoteias. Those who choose to take a bus or train need to travel to Albufeira and grab a taxi from there.