: Ferreiras (A22)
: Ti Manel (fresh fish)
Car: not necessary
There are numerous Blue Flag beaches near the apartment, being the closest one Praia do Lourenço (500m) and Galé Beach (600m) with 3 beach bars/restaurants, water sport activities, sun bed hire and lifeguard in the summer months, within walking distance of the Salgados nature reserve (ideal for birdwatching) and within a very short drive of the Salgados golf course. The beach of Sao Rafael is located about 3km of distance and is has been recently voted the 5th best beach in Europe.
Just next door there is an extremely popular BBQ'd fresh fish restaurant – Ti Manel and about 5 minutes walking around there are a number of good value restaurants. Near the apartment (400m) is the Boutique Resort Vila Joya with a two-Michelin-starred restaurant into 2012 World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.
Next door there is a supermarket and just 5 minutes’ walk from the apartment is one of the finest supermarkets in the Algarve – Apolónia (Waitrose equivalent).
Algarve has several world class golf courses. The nearest one is the Salgados course on a distance of 2 Km and it is considered to be one of Algarve’s best golf courses. Within a short distance there are several world class golf courses such as, Balaia Golf Village (11.2 Km), Pine Cliffs (14.6 Km), Amendoeiras (9.5 Km), Old Course, Pinhal, Laguna, Millennium (23 Km). There are also many club hire shops.
Nearby Guia town, a wider selection of international brands shops is available at Algarve Shopping Mall and at a Retail Park. There is also a large supermarket (open Mon-Sun until 12:00 pm), restaurants, cinema which shows films in English with subtitles and bowling.
The Zoomarine and the Slide & Splash Water Park park are situated 6.5 Km and 9.5 Km away, respectively.
PLACES TO VISIT
Guia town is 5 km away and is famous for many good value restaurants specializing in chicken “piri piri”. There is also a traditional food market with fresh local products such as fresh fish, fruits and vegetables.
The Old Town of Albufeira (8km) is one of the Algarve’s premier tourist hot spots, with its vibrant hub of restaurants, bars, street entertainers and shops spilling out onto the cobbled streets with old fisherman houses. The Marina of Alfubeira is located at 4 Km of distance.
The historical town of Silves (20 Km) has the last remaining Moorish castle in the Algarve.