Paderne is one of the last remaining authentic Portuguese villages in the Algarve. Located just 12km from Albufeira and the famous Algarve beaches, Paderne is a truly charming village, surrounded by fascinating archaeological sites and picture postcard scenery.
There are some beautiful sites to investigate from a holiday rental villa in Paderne, Portugal. The Paderne Castle heads the list of attractions in the village, with its thick, sand coloured walls and elaborate entrance. It is a short, fairly well sheltered walk from the village, although the sign claiming it to be 1.4km from the village centre is surely underestimates the distance a little! The striking parish church and the Paderne Spring are also well worth visiting, especially as they offer excellent spots to relax and have a breather if you are walking.
The nearest beach to Paderne is at Albufeira, just 10km along the road. There are more than 20 beaches to choose from in the Albufeira region, ranging from the huge, tourist orientated beaches to the most remote, peaceful and secluded little coves that hide among the rocky spurs and outcrops that jut out into the sea. Whether you are looking to laze in the sun with the sand beneath your toes and the sun on your face or head out into the sea sailing, windsurfing or deep sea fishing, there will be plenty of opportunity from the beach nearest to Paderne.
As with many resorts in the Algarve, a holiday rental property in Paderne is just a short distance from an internationally renowned golf course. The Silves Golf Course is located just 14km from a Paderne villa, and is open to visitors with a handicap certificate 365 days a year.
The town of Albufeira, as well as being home to the nearest beach to Paderne, Portugal, is a town of huge appeal to anyone staying in a Paderne villa. There is a huge range of attractions within the town, and if the magnificent shopping streets, world class restaurants and countless beach and water sport centres do not provide you with enough entertainment during your holiday, the many excellent restaurants and galleries within the town will. The Virtual Archaeological Museum and Municipal Art Gallery are particularly worth investigation from any self catering Paderne property.
With over 300 days of sunshine a year and average temperatures of 17˚C for the year, it is clear to see why Paderne holidays are such a joy at any time of year. During the long summer months, you can almost guarantee daily temperatures of over 30˚C, and temperatures lasting long enough into the evening that you can happily eat outside every night.
Faro International Airport (FAO) is a major asset for the Algarve. Due to the regions unrivalled popularity with visitors from the UK, there are an amazing number of daily flights arriving into Faro from airports throughout the UK. A hire car is a good option for reaching a holiday rental in Paderne, but if you would prefer not to drive during your holiday, there are excellent transport connections between Faro and Albufeira throughout the year.