The peaceful and picturesque resort of Sesmarias lies on the iconic Algarve coastline of Southern Portugal, surrounded by beautiful scenery on all sides, from the blue seas of the Atlantic Ocean to the unspoilt countryside of the Albufeira region.
There are a range of beautiful beaches in Sesmarias, from the large, famous beaches of Sao Rafael, Gale and Carvoeiro to the more secluded cove beaches of Evaristo and Castello which make up the majority of the coastline. Either way, much of your time spent from a Sesmarias villa will be spent stretched out on the sand with the sound of the ocean gently lapping the soft sand in your ears and the smell of fresh sea air and grilled fish far in the distance filling your nostrils.
There are many sporting facilities in Sesmarias, information on which is available form the tourist information centre. Within a 15 minute walk of your Sesmarias accommodation, you can find tennis courts, two 18 hole, championship golf courses (at Gramacho and Vale da Pinta, which are both open to the public), swimming pools and a vast range of water sports facilities. Activity holidays and family holidays to Sesmarias villas are great fun, as the Slide and Splash Water Park, (the largest in Europe), the Zoomarine Aquarium and attractions of Albufeira are very accessible too.
The countryside is the ideal location for walking, cycling and horse-riding too, and the further you travel from a Sesmarias villa, the more golf courses, beaches and delightful little villages you will stumble across, until you reach the large commercial and nightlife centre of Albufeira town, a town many visitors to Sesmarias villas will come to know well.
There are many places to visit from a Sesmarias villa. The town of Albufeira is very close-by, luring visitors with its shopping, nightlife and range of top class restaurants. The many glorious beach resorts which line the coast are hugely popular places to visit too, from Gale to Sao Rafael.
Vale de Parra is the closest place to visit from a Sesmarias villa. Set among thick grape vines, Vale de Parra is a very quiet and peaceful village, perfectly located to take advantage of three of the finest beaches in the entire of the Algarve. It is also the starting point for many of the best walks and hikes in the area, and a perfect place to set up camp for the exploration of the surrounding countryside by foot.
The summer months in Sesmarias are very warm, with monthly average temperatures in July and August staying over 28˚C, with daily peaks reaching almost 40˚C on occasion. Even during the winter months (January and December), average temperatures remain warm, averaging roughly the same as temperatures in England during August (17˚C).
A holiday rental villa in Sesmarias is very easy to reach, just an hour west of Faro Airport (FAO), one of the busiest airports for flights from the UK in Portugal. Faro receives a huge number of daily flights from 24 airports located throughout the UK, meaning that finding a cheap flight to Sesmarias is very easy. Car hire is available from the airport.