The magnificent coastline of the Algarve in Portugal is well documented as being one of the finest coastlines for beach holidays in the whole of Europe, and Meia Praia is among the finest beaches of the Algarve. Situated between Alvor and Lagos, Meia Praia, Algarve, is easily accessed from the important commercial town of Lagos, and provides sheltered bathing and sunbathing for the many visitors who have been endeared by its charming atmosphere and glorious scenery. If you decide to take a Meia Praia apartment or villa once, be warned; you will want to return every year!
Aside from swimming in the Mediterranean or soaking in the sun on a lazy day on the beach, there is plenty to entertain you on a holiday to Meia Praia, Algarve. The beach is a particular favourite with windsurfers, kite surfers and surfers as the beach faces the open Bay of Lagos, and winds are reliable. Windsurf hire is available from a number of places along the beach, and lessons (in English) are available if you wish to improve your technique whilst staying in a self catering villa or apartment in Meia Praia. If you have worked up a good appetite or thirst whilst out on the water, there are some great little beach bars for refreshment.
If you are struggling to windsurf, there are many excellent options for water based entertainment too. Scuba diving, water skiing and deep sea fishing trips are available, especially from Lagos.
On land, the Algarve is known for its golf courses too. There are a range of golf courses available to the public and within a short distance of an apartment in Meia Praia, the closest (and possibly best) course is the Palmeras Golf course.
One of the most famous walks in the Algarve is the coastal walk between Alvor and Lagos, upon which route the beach lies. There are also many walks into the unspoilt countryside which extends north from the beach, much of which has been designated as National Park land, protecting many of the species and areas of outstanding natural beauty which they encapsulate. Mountain biking is also encouraged here.
If you take a holiday rental in Meia Praia for any length of time, you will undoubtedly get to know Lagos, the commercial centre of the region. It is here where many of the best shops, restaurants and services can be found here, and there are endless chances to participate in water sports or boat trips around the coastline.
The Meia Praia Beach Club, Lagos is a resort behind the beach with every facility you could hope for, offering luxury apartments, large swimming pools, shops and restaurants, so if you are looking to be pampered and kept in luxury, head for the Meia Praia beach club, Lagos!
You would be very unlucky to have poor weather when staying in a Meia Praia apartment as the region is blessed with over 3,000 hours of sunshine every year. Temperatures in the summer can regularly reach 40°C during the summer, and in winter, the luxury apartment and villas of Meia Praia are perfect for golfers looking to escape the winter blues.
Meia Praia is well under an hour from Faro Airport (FAO), which receives hundreds of flights every week from every major airport in the UK, provided by a whole range of airlines.