: Vila Real de Santo António
: Castro Marim
: Monte Gordo
: Paia do Adão e Eva
: Praia do Cabeço, 'Sem Espinhas' Salad bar
: Castro Marim Golfe
: Praia do Cabeço, Restaurante 'Sem Espinhas'
The Villa is located in the exclusive holiday residential area of Casas da Audiência, which has around 250 large villas and town houses and direct access, on foot or by car, to the beach. It boasts two superb restaurants on the beach itself, and a Sushi bar. There is also a local café and bakery, where you can buy bread freshly baked on the premises and some basic food. The beach is 5 minutes walk from the villa, through the pine trees, and its’ beautiful unspoilt golden sand stretches for miles. Nearby is the Ria Formosa, a nature reserve stretching 67 kilometres along the coast to Faro. Part of Audiencia backs onto a National Park, full of pine trees surrounding a beautiful unspoilt lake that is a magnet for wild birds and ducks. It is excellent for walking and cycling in. The villa is within 5 to 15 min. drive of several top golf courses: Castro Marim Golf, Quinta da Ria, Benamor, Quinta de Cima, the new Monte Rei course designed by Jack Nicklaus and Quinta do Vale designed by Seve Ballesteros.
Other Activities: Bird watching, Green Bowling, Kite Surf, Canoeing, Cruising.
Golf: The Algarve has some of the finest golf courses in the world. Indeed the region has a world wide reputation for golfing excellence. The mild all year round climate makes playing golf in the Algarve an absolute pleasure, even in the winter. The East Algarve has 5 very different golf courses: Benamor - A very friendly and welcoming club. A good choice for groups of higher handicappers, with wide fairways and not too many hazards. Water does, however, come into play on a few holes
Castro Marim - The Eastern Algarve has developed very quickly in the last few years as a serious golfing location. This is one of the first courses that got rave reviews from visiting golfers and it is still one to put on any Eastern Algarve itinerary.
Monte Rei - The only Jack Nicklaus designed course on the Algarve. This is a stunning layout, with first class service from the time you arrive at the bag drop.
Quinta da Ria - A lovely golf course built on a cliff overlooking the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Although not as technically difficult as its sister course next door, it is still ranked in the top 10 courses in Portugal.
Quinta de Cima -This is a must-play course for any golfer staying in the Algarve. Ranked as one of the top 3 courses in Portugal by the Peugeot guide
Quinta do Vale - Opened in 2008, this Seve Ballesteros course, close to the Spanish border, is one to add to your itinerary. With Monte Rei & Quinta de Cima very close, you can see why golfers are flocking to this area.