Vila Nova de Cacela, often simply known as Cacela, is a popular tourist resort, located on the Portuguese Algarve, to the far south-east of the country. The town is well placed for tourists, with the stunning coastline in one direction and the rolling countryside of olive and pine-clad hills in the other. It will therefore come as no surprise to visitors spending their holidays in Vila Nova de Cacela to discover that this once quiet fishing port is now a popular tourist draw amongst visitors from all over Europe and beyond. To cater for its steady influx of visitors, there is a good choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation available in the resort, mainly in the form of apartments and villas.
The wide sandy beaches and quiet coves of the Algarve are perhaps the biggest draw for visitors looking to spend their holidays in Vila Nova de Cacela. Here holidaymakers can enjoy a spot of surfing, windsurfing, jet-skiing and scuba diving. Alternatively they may wish to simply top-up the tan whilst reading a good book under the warm sun rays, before cooling off with a dip in the clean, bracing waters of the Atlantic. Golfing enthusiasts may be able to improve their handicap on one of the many extensive courses to be found close to the town.
Most tourists spending their holidays in Vila Nova de Cacela will head to the nearby larger town of Vila Real de San Antonia. Here they will find all the usual tourist amenities, to include souvenir and crafts shops, restaurants bars and nightclubs, as well as more historical and cultural attractions, such as Cacela Vela fortress and The Antonio Alexio Cultural Centre. Nature lovers may also wish to enjoy a guided tour into the nearby salty marshlands of Portugal’s first nature reserve – The Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo Antonio Marsh Natural Reserve, where a wonderfully diverse range of sea and birdlife can be observed in their natural habitat.
One of the biggest attractions for visitors from the UK looking to spend their holidays in Vila Nova de Cacela is the Algarve’s pleasant Mediterranean climate. Summer temperatures average between 27 and 35 degrees Celsius, whilst in the winter these temperatures rarely drop below 8 degrees. The average annual rainfall is around 19 inches.
Tourists from the UK looking to spend their holidays in Vila Nova de Cacela will generally first fly to the Faro Airport (FAO). British Airways, Easyjet, Ryanair and Jet2.com are amongst the airlines operating regular flights to this busy tourist airport. These flights depart from several regional airports, to include London Gatwick (LGW), London Luton (LTN), Edinburgh (EDI), Manchester (MAN), Bristol (BRS) and East Midlands (EMA).