Conceicao is a small village set just outside of the popular tourist destination of Tavira in the Algarve region of Portugal. The area remains largely untouched by the blight of mass tourism, and offers a quiet atmosphere, good beaches and many friendly little bars and restaurants. The main seaside resort of Cabanas is just a twenty minute stroll away, and the centre of Tavira can be reached by public bus or taxi. A holiday rental villa in Conceicao is by far the best choice when it comes to deciding on where to stay. It offers a comfortable, homely atmosphere with all the mod-cons that you might expect such as TV, kitchens, and in some cases swimming pools and internet connections.
A number of leisure activities are possible for people that are staying in self catering accommodation in Conceicao. Golfers will be extremely pleased with the 7 courses that they can choose from within an area of just 30 kilometres, and nearby nature and forest reserves are the perfect place to follow nature trails. Down on the beach, swimming, snorkelling, diving and fishing are all perfect ways to spend time in the fine Portuguese sun.
One of the first places that should be visited as part of a day trip from the holiday rental villa in Conceicao is the nearby town of Tavira. Architecturally stunning, it has a number of magnificent churches and fine 18th century buildings. Wandering around its streets is an excellent way to soak up the atmosphere. A little farther away, the city of Faro is also worthy of a day trip. Again, its historical buildings are delightful, and it also has a busy marina which can be an interesting place to people watch.
The Algarve is famed for its great weather, and of course, Conceicao is no exception to this. The winters are mild and the summers hot, making it possible to take a holiday in Conceicao throughout the year. The most popular times are between the months of May and October, when the daily average highs measure over 20 degrees Celsius and the lows rarely dip beneath 15 degrees. Rain during this period is also minimal. The winter months see day time average highs of 16 degrees and lows of 7 degrees, which leads many people from northern Europe to seek self catering accommodation in Conceicao as a way of escaping their winters.
The closest airport to the holiday rental villa in Conceicao is situated in the nearby city of Faro (FAO). It has many connections with cities in Europe, including some in the UK. Travellers might like to use British Airways who fly out of London Gatwick (LGW), or Easyjet who fly out of London Luton (LUT). Onwards transportation can be made via public transport, although a holiday in Conceicao might be a more complete experience if a hire car was picked up, which would enable more of the Algarve to be explored at leisure.