Santa Eulalia, Algarve, not to be confused with Santa Eulalia in Ibiza, is famous simply for its stunning beach. Located on the outskirts of Albufeira, Santa Eulalia is a surprisingly quiet resort surrounded by pine trees, golden sandstone cliffs and some of the best presented gardens in the whole of the Algarve, giving accommodation in Santa Eulalia a remarkably rural, relaxed feel.
Santa Eulalia beach is absolutely fantastic. The fine, golden sands have been attracting people to accommodation in Santa Eulalia for many years, and with good reason. Stretching far into the distance, Santa Eulalia beach will delight anyone who finds it, as there are a number of rocky spurs and shaded alcoves along the beach for those who prefer a little privacy and huge expanses of golden sand for those who love space! The whole beach has been awarded the blue flag for cleanliness and safety, and the central stretch is lined by a bustling promenade, complete with refreshment stalls, restaurants and shaded bars.
Water sports are a large part of any holiday from self catering accommodation in Santa Eulalia. You can hire small sailing boats, windsurfers and surf boards from the beach, and there are facilities, coaching centres and equipment rentals all along the Albufeira coastline, which will be more than happy to hire you equipment, give advice or teach you.
Golfers will be spoilt for choice from an apartment in Santa Eulalia. There are many exceptional golf courses in the region, from the testing, compact 9 hole course at Balacia to the long, scenic championship courses of Clube Albufeira Resort just a few miles down the coast.
Just a short walk from accommodation in Santa Eulalia is the tourist favourite of Albufeira. The old town cannot help to inspire and intrigue visitors, with plenty of sites of interest to explore. If you are looking for the best shops, finest restaurants and most enjoyable nightlife from a Santa Eulalia apartment, your wishes will be answered with a short walk into Albufeira town centre.
Summers in Santa Eulalia are exceptional, with over 300 days of sun every year, sea temperatures between 20-23˚C and air temperatures routinely reaching 40˚C during the heat of the day. Monthly temperature averages remain around 30˚C in July and August, which is easily warm enough to eat your evening meal outside, watching the sun set over the sea. Even during the winter months, you would be very unlucky to experience poor weather conditions in a Santa Eulalia apartment.
You can reach a Santa Eulalia apartment in less than 5 hours from leaving the UK. There are a huge range of flights direct to Faro International Airport (FAO), the Algarve’s main transport hub. Flights from a whole range of airlines land here, and the transport connections from the airport to the rest of the region are excellent. There are many hire car companies, and it only takes an hour to reach accommodation in Santa Eulalia from Faro.