Santo Estevao holiday accommodation is set in a small village not far from the town of Tavira in Portugal’s Algarve. Here you’ll be close to some lovely beaches, in a part of the holiday region that also known for its natural wealth, home to important wildlife preserves and agriculture.
At holiday accommodation in Santo Estevao holiday accommodation you’ll be surrounded by a landscape of olive groves, vineyards and orchards. The village itself offers a range of amenities, and is also home to a couple of sites of historical interest. One of them is the Church of Santo Estevao, the foundations of which date to medieval times, but in its current form dates to the early-18th Century.
The town of Tavira is little more than a few minutes from holiday homes in Santo Estevao, and is an attractive town with a number of historic buildings, including the Castelo de Paderne, a medieval fortress originating in the 10th Century. Another piece of important military heritage close by is the Alcoutim castle, which stands on a promontory overlooking the Guadiana River and has elements from a variety of eras, including the Islamic period.
The area surrounding holiday accommodation in Santo Estevao is also considered one of the best places in the region for ecotourism. At the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa there’s a natural preserve supporting a variety of birdlife, including storks, flamingos, and kingfishers. You can also explore this park from the water – there are local companies offering guided boat tours, and close contact with the spectacular birdlife and and impressive views of the beautiful natural scenery.
Santo Estevao self-catering holiday rentals are a short drive from some fantastic sandy beaches. Some of the most attractive can be found to the east at Cabanas de Tavira, and the then a little further on at the resort of Altura. There are also a number of golf clubs in the area – the closest can be found at Benamor, no more than ten minutes away by car.
Santo Estevao holiday homes are found in a region that gets beach weather for around five months of the year. The warmest months are July and August when temperatures often rise above 30 degrees. Winters here tend to be mild, and this is when most of the annual rainfall occurs.
Santo Estevao holiday rentals are within half an hour of Faro Airport (FAO), reachable from the UK via British Airways, EasyJet, Thomson, Ryanair and Thomas Cook from a range of airports across the UK, including London Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX), Bristol (BRS), Manchester, Edinburgh (EDI) and Newcastle(NCL).