Vila Do Bispo is in the most south westerly point of mainland Europe, situated in the Algarve. It is ideally placed on both Portugal’s Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts. The unspoilt countryside around Vila Do Bispo is dotted with prehistoric menhirs conjuring images of ancient rituals and unique natural sites. With both the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts within 5 miles of Vila Do Bispo, the sea is never far away, adding to the magnificent maritime atmosphere and having a distinct influence on both culture and cuisine.
If you are looking to rent a holiday villa in Vila Do Bispo for a golf holiday, the undulant course at Parquet da Floresta offers a challenging round. Parque de Floresta golf and leisure resort is the jewel of Vila Do Bispo’s crown, offering health spas, heated swimming pools, and many leisure activities, as well as many luxurious holiday villas with private pools.
Burgau is a picturesque fishing village, where life has changed little over the years, although there are now some highly celebrated restaurants (especially seafood) and a sports centre. Similarly, Salema, although slightly larger than Burgau, is one of the most unspoilt villages in the Algarve. The sheltered bay beach will undoubtedly be shared with fishing boats and fisherman mending their nets, but this only adds to Salema’s charm. Both are close to the golf course at Parque de Floresta.
There are over 20 gorgeous beaches on the sandy shores of Vila Do Bispo, which stretch into the distance. Peace, tranquillity and beaches make taking holiday accommodation in Vila Do Bispo such an undeniable pleasure. The best and most tourist orientated beaches are those of Mouranitos, Barriga, Cardama and Castelejo, which are all vast expanses of golden sand, separated by steep, rocky cliffs.
The biggest attraction in the village of Vila Do Bispo is the beautiful 18th Century Church, adorned with paintings and carved gilt altars. The main museum depicting the history of the Vila Do Bispo region is attached to the church. The 15th Century Fortress and mysterious Wind Rose marked in stone on the ground are essential viewing from a Vila Do Bispo villa.
The surrounding area is littered with majestic, prehistoric menhirs, and there are many marked hiking trails which take you past some of the best, and onto beautiful viewpoints of the coast.
The weather in Vila Do Bispo averages at a delightful 25°C during the summer, which means that the stifling heat of many beach resorts will not haunt you when staying in a Vila Do Bispo holiday property. Winters are also nice, and golfing is a great option, with temperatures hovering around the 14°C mark, even during January.
To get to your Vila Do Bispo holiday rental, take the coastal road from Faro International Airport (FAO), which receives daily direct flights from the majority of locations in the UK. British Airways, ThomsonFly and easyJetregularly offer discount offers on cheap flights to Faro.