Synonymous with knowing how to enjoy their leisure time but from a culture that heralded the “Age of Discovery.” The Portuguese have since the 1960’s been opening up The Algarve region for tourists to enjoy the splendour of its sights and natural amenities. When taking in these activities it is best to give yourself a self catering villa in which to base yourself. Accommodation in Mexilhoeira Grande will do all of this perfectly for you.
It’s not a question of what is there to do; it is more what isn’t there on holidays in Mexilhoeira Grande. If golf is your game, then the landscape is dotted with some of the best courses on the continent. Should you be out for the tan, its seascape is home to sandy beach after rock pool, coupled with an average of 3000 hours of sunshine a year. Explore ancient roman ruins that litter the countryside, from aqueducts to bath complexes. Discover some of the most important locations in human endeavour such as at Faraon where you can visit a replica of the Caravel that Boa Esperanca used to become the first voyager to round Cape Bojador. Imagine re-enactments of feudal battles here also, the town’s name translating as "The settlement of the knights”.
Accommodation of all types can be acquired throughout the region. Sample the sardines and gilt-head bream cuisine straight from the sea at Albufeira party in Praia da Rocha which has a good selection of nightclubs. Bathe at Lagos’ famous Dona Ana Beach.
As you take to the tourist trail note the whitewashed buildings and the vast number of plastic greenhouses, a hallmark of Portugal, as are the fresh fruits and vegetables. Portugal has done an incredible job of preserving its native wildlife considering it was the Economic Powerhouse of the world for centuries. Take to the walking trails around the towns and villages of Armação de Pêra, Alvor, Monte Gordo, Tavira and Sagres and you will not only see natural beauty but some of the quaintest and dazzling architecture in all of the region.
Never above 30 degrees Celsius in the summer and never below 15 degrees in the winter, this place has just about the perfect climate. The mild weather is the feature attraction in this land and makes reserving accommodation in Mexilhoeira Grande an excellent choice at any time. Being slightly closer to The Atlantic Ocean, the area does receive around 18 inches of rainfall each year.
Your holidays in Mexilhoeira Grande are likely to commence with your arrival at Faro Airport (FAO). This airport serves all accommodation bases in the region exceptionally well. You are able to choose between a number of airlines that offer cheap and regular flights, including Aer Lingus, BMI Baby, British Airways, Tap Air and Easyjet. There are also a number of UK airports to fly from: Bristol (BRS), Bournemouth (BOH), London Luton (LTN), Glasgow (GLA) and Belfast (BHD) are a small selection for you.