Mosqueira hovers 4km from the centre of Albufeira on the Algarve coast. You are never more than a few minutes from the restaurants, beaches, nightlife and shops of Albufeira, the Algarve’s prime holiday destination. Mosqueira itself is not the entertainment capital that Albufeira is, but a wonderfully peaceful, spacious resort, with huge, luxury villas set in their own gardens, awash with lemon trees and waving palms.
The beaches of Albufeira are of huge appeal for anyone visiting a self catering Mosqueira villa. The Algarve is famous for its huge, sandy beaches, dramatic cliff lines and almost perfect water sports conditions, and the beaches that surround Mosqueira are no different. There are over 20 beaches of varying sizes, shapes and attractiveness, so regardless of your personal choice in beaches, you will find an idyllic spot very quickly from your Mosqueira accommodation. The vast majority are awarded the European Blue Flag for cleanliness and safety on a yearly basis, and those looking to sail, swim, windsurf, snorkel, scuba dive or go deep sea fishing are excellently catered for.
Golf is hugely popular from a self catering Mosqueira villa. There are a huge range of golf courses in the area, the finest of which are Boavista and Pine Cliffs Golf Courses, but there is a wonderful little 9 hole golf course in the Balaia Golf Village. If you have managed to remember your handicap certificate, arranging a tee off time will be enormously easy, as there are a vast range of courses in the area, offering a range of tests and challenges for golfers of all handicaps.
There is a vast amount to enthral and excite children from a Mosqueira villa too. Europe’s largest water park, Slide and Splash is within easy reach, ready to delight kids of all ages, and the huge theme park of Krazy World, full of crazy golf courses, fairground rides, a petting zoo and much, much more, are both within easy range of a Mosqueira property, as well as a go-kart track and the Zoo Marine water park. Zoo Marine is a magnificent asset, where dolphin, sea lion, seal and bird of prey can be seen and enjoyed up close and personal.
Albufeira is the main town in this stretch of the Algarve, known as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Portugal. The old town centre is an incredible sight, filled with some of the finest restaurants, most atmospheric bars and best shops you can find, all making use of the beautiful old architecture of the town. Albufeira is known for its excellent nightlife too, which is easily accessible from a holiday rental in Mosqueira, just 4km away.
With over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and summers that last from May until October, it is little wonder that self catering villas in Mosqueira are so wildly popular. The climate here is sensational, with travellers flooding to the region all year round, whether for the beaches in summer, when daily peak temperatures often break the 40˚C mark, and for golf holidays in winter, as temperatures rarely dip below 15˚C.
Just 35 minutes from Faro International Airport (FAO), a holiday rental villa in Mosqueira couldn’t be easier to reach from the UK. Inbound flights from the UK arrive into Faro Airport on an almost hourly basis during the summer months, arriving from airports both large and small, and provided by airlines from the most luxurious to the most inexpensive. Airport transfers to a Mosqueira property rental are easily found, whether by bus, taxi or hire car.