Cerro de Aguia is the name given to the ridge of land lying to the west of the resort of Albufeira, on the Portuguese Algarve. Many visitors who decide to spend their holidays in Cerro de Aguia chose the resort due to its scenic location, with spectacular views of the coastline to one direction and of the rugged countryside to the other. Much of the self catering accommodation available for rental in Cerro de Aguia, whether it is a villa, apartment or cottage, are positioned to make the most of these views.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Cerro de Aguia will discover that the resort is ideally placed for enjoying the many tourist attractions and amenities that the western stretch of the Algarve has to offer. Perhaps the biggest draw for most travellers looking to spend their holidays here are its fabulous beaches. The nearby beach of Gale is often considered to be amongst the best, with its wide expanse of golden sand lined with restaurants and bars. Visitors may enjoy a number of water sports activities here, such as jet-skiing, wind surfing and parasailing, or simply bathe in its clean waters.
The majority of tourists spending their holidays in Cerro de Aguia will spend some time in the nearby busy tourist resort of Albufeira. As well as the expected attractions as restaurants, shops and a lively nightlife, the town also boasts a number of historical attractions. Many of the buildings within the ‘Old Town’ reflect the town’s traditional Arabic architecture. There are also remnants of the old castle walls to be found in the vicinity and the nearby Moorish Paderne Castle is a popular draw. Beach lovers are spoilt for choice in Albufeira. The resort boasts two clean, wide beaches - Praia dos Pescadores (Fisherman’s Beach) and Praia do Tunel, known as Tunnel Beach.
Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Cerro de Aguia will be pleased to discover that the resort, as with the Algarve region as a whole, enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate. Summers are generally warm and dry, with temperatures frequently reaching the early 30s degrees Celsius. Winters in Cerro de Aguia are cooler, with temperatures averaging between 8 and 14 degrees Celsius, although they rarely drop below 5 degrees Celsius. The region receives an average annual rainfall of around 21 inches.
The majority of visitors spending their holidays in Cerro de Aguia will first fly to Faro Airport (FAO), some 30 miles to the east. There are a number of airlines operating regular and affordable flights to this busy airport from the UK. These airlines include British Airways, Jet2.com, Monarch and easyJet; departing from such regional airports as London Gatwick (LGW), Bristol (BRS), Exeter (EXT), East Midlands (EMA) and Glasgow (GLA).