Almancil, Algarve, is best known for its proximity to the glorious Algarve beaches of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago, and the village’s softly coloured pottery. A trinket from an Almancil holiday could become a good investment. Almancil provides all the services which the beach resorts of the Algarve cannot provide themselves, and therefore has everything needed to fully relax and enjoy an Almancil holiday.
When you first arrive in your Almancil holiday accommodation, a walk to the charming little Church of Sao Lourenco to see the glazed interior is well worth the walk. The Sao Lourenco Centre is host to regular exhibitions and classic music events.
Being an important commercial centre in the Algarve, Almancil has attracted some very fine restaurants serving exquisite cuisine from around the globe, but most notably using fresh local produce and recipes.
As it is within 5km of the coastline, holiday rentals in Almancil are often taken as a quiet alternative to taking a beach property in one of the Algarve’s more lively resorts.
Almancil has a famous karting track, Almancil Karting, which opened in 1992. It is a large, open air track and leisure complex inaugurated by Ayrton Senna.
One of the huge attractions of taking an Almancil villa is the proximity to the extraordinary beaches of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago, which are regularly touted as the best of the Algarve, Portugal. Vale do Lobo is a versatile resort boasting not only the aforementioned beaches but exquisite spa facilities, luxury holiday villas, two beautiful PGA golf courses, and a huge range of world class sporting facilities.
Quinta do Lago is a golf orientated luxury holiday resort, with four championship golf courses and a magnificent beach, ideal for sun worshipers, golfers and walkers, with excellent access to the beautiful Ria Formusa Nature reserve.
With average temperatures year round of 17˚C, Almancil accommodation is a great option for winter sun or a summer holiday. Winters rarely dip below 10˚C, so the golf courses which surround Almancil are open and playable all year round. Summers are scorching, so the beaches of the Algarve coastline provide a huge magnet from May until late September.
Just 13km from Faro International Airport (FAO), holiday accommodation in Almancil could not be easier to reach. Faro receives a massive number of direct flights from across the UK every day, especially during the summer, and with so many ‘no frills’ airlines fighting for supremacy, there is no shortage of cheap flights to Almancil to be found.