The Sao Bras de Alportel area is a beautiful region of rural Algarve, which has been inhabited since pre-historic times due to its delightful landscape and glorious climate. The unhurried lifestyle of Sao Bras de Alportel is impossible to resist, and when you take a holiday rental villa in Sao Bras de Alportel, you know that you are getting a taste for a real Algarvean town, which is something you will never forget.
When you first arrive at your holiday rental in Sao Bras de Alportel, a great place to start you exploration is the beautiful 15th Century Chapel of Senhor dos Passos, which is decorated with elaborate carvings and paintings.
The countryside which surrounds the town is simply beautiful. The sun pours down from the azure blue skies, making the whitewashed villas gleam brightly among the cork plantations and orange groves. It is a great place to walk or cycle, as time seems to stand still. Walking is a major activity from accommodation in Sao Bras de Alportel, with some of the finest walks taking you to destinations such as Mesquita, Gralheira and Vilarinhos, although, once you get into the hills, you will discover a handful of delightful little villages, hidden from the eyes of the world.
Sao Bras de Alportel is a centre of craftwork too. Touring around the town, you will see craftsmen working diligently, creating superbly made children’s toys, copper miniatures, baskets and a wealth of other pieces. There is also a rich culinary heritage, and despite the small size of the town, there are no less than 30 restaurants, all of which serve exceptionally fine dishes. If you have taken a self catering villa or apartment in Sao Bras de Alportel, you will need to take some serious walks to work off the previous evening’s meal!
Within 30 minutes of a holiday rental in Sao Bras de Alportel are the glorious beaches of the eastern Algarve, where you can take a deep sea fishing trip of visit some of the small Mediterranean islands off the coast. There are a large number of golf courses nearby to, the closest of which is around half an hour from Sao Bras de Alportel.
If you would like to visit the famous Algarve beaches from a Sao Bras de Alportel apartment, the beaches around Olhao are probable the best bet for both proximity and quality. Olhao is similar to Sao Bras de Alportel in respect to the atmosphere and traditional values, so visiting the beach does not mean that you have to look at huge concrete hotels and fight through swathes of tourists.
Loule is also within a short drive of Sao Bras de Alportel. It is a delightful town which has become a very lively and exciting place to visit. If you would like to have a night out or see a show or production, Loule is the place to go from Sao Bras de Alportel.
Walking holidays to Sao Bras de Alportel are great at any time of year, as temperatures, even in January, average above 10˚C at all times. In summer, temperatures can soar into the high 30’s (˚C), which is slightly cooler and more refreshing than the temperatures down on the coast.
Faro International Airport (FAO) is the closest airport to Sao Bras de Alportel. Almost every ‘no frills’ airline providing services from the UK fly to Faro, creating huge competition and keeping prices low.