Where to stay around Sesmarias?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 776 holiday lettings near Sesmarias. From 461 villas to 212 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sesmarias is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Sesmarias?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Sesmarias:

  • Quinta do Lago: 322 holiday homes
  • Galé: 612 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 539 holiday homes
  • Praia da Rocha: 642 holiday homes
  • Oura: 442 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Sesmarias?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Sesmarias. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Coelha Beach: 8,315 holiday lettings
  • Albufeira Old Town Square: 8,412 holiday lettings
  • Vilamoura Marina: 7,362 holiday lettings
  • Vila Sol Golf: 7,032 holiday lettings
  • Vilamoura Beach: 7,189 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Sesmarias listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent villas in Sesmarias?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 461 villas in Sesmarias. Our other popular types of Sesmarias holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 212 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 85 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 9 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including farmhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sesmarias?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 668 holiday homes with pool available in Sesmarias. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    A relaxing break begins with a holiday rental in Sesmarias.

    Beautiful beaches and plenty of sun: these are two of the main reasons why visitors flock to the stylish town of Sesmarias on the Algarve coast. Sesmarias' location, directly on the beach, makes it an ideal choice for those looking to book an aquatic holiday. Another advantage to booking a holiday rental in Sesmarias is its proximity to the bigger, more bustling towns of Albufeira and Vilamoura. HomeAway has holiday rental homes and villas in Sesmarias available, from a Sesmarias self-catering located near the beach with a fully equipped kitchen to a luxurious Sesmarias villa with a swimming pool and terrific view.

    Albufeira is a mere three miles from Sesmarias and is a must-see for anyone visiting the area. For those looking to stay closer to the action, HomeAway also has many comfortable rental options in the Albufeira Old Town and near the famous Sao Joao strip. HomeAway also offers a selection of comfortable rental accommodations in nearby Faro, located about 30 miles from Sesmarias.

    Things to do

    Praia de Sao Rafael:

    Praia de Sao Rafael is the main beach near Sesmarias. It is known for its soft, golden sand and crystal clear waters. Limestone formations in the cliffs offer a beautiful backdrop. The beach is family friendly and wheelchair accessible. There is also a café on the beach for drinks and snacks.

    Albufeira Old Town:

    The Old Town of Albufeira is located just three miles from Sesmarias. Cobblestone streets that wind their way up the hillside are dotted with cafés, restaurants and shops. The Clock Tower is a popular stop; the views from the top are stunning.

    Albufeira Strip:

    For those looking to party the night – or day – away, the famous Albufeira strip is essential. Countless themed bars, diverse restaurants and busy clubs line the vibrant strip. Many of these locations are open well into the wee hours.


    The scenic town of Gale is less than two miles from Sesmarias. Its orange groves, vineyards, olive and fig trees add to the town's laid-back feel. There is also a beach, the Praia de Gale, that is popular with tourists and locals.


    The Algarve region is known for its numerous beautiful golf courses. Golf enthusiasts can choose any one of 35 distinctive courses, most of which offer great views of the coast. The courses closest to Sesmarias are Balaia, Salgados and Pine Cliffs. Tee times can be booked online or over the phone.

    The Algarve Shopping Centre:

    This large shopping complex is found near the town of Guia, about four miles from Sesmarias. It makes for a nice way to spend a day out of the reach of the sun. Visitors can shop at over 100 stores and there is also a cinema and a large food court.

    Weather in Sesmarias

    Sesmarias, like the rest of the Algarve region, enjoys a warm climate the whole year round. Temperatures in July and August average about 28-30°C. The days are sunny and rainfall is rare, with warm temperatures extending well into late September and October. Winters are pleasant and mild; temperatures average around 15°C most of the season. Rain is most prevalent in December and February.

    Travel to Sesmarias

    The best way to reach Sesmarias is to first fly to Faro International Airport (FAO). Flights are available from just about every major city in the UK and continental Europe. From the airport, it takes about 45 minutes via car to reach Sesmarias, located 30 miles away. The drive is simple and scenic along the A22 or N125. The closest bus terminal is in Albufeira. Buses run between Faro city centre and Albufeira and up-to-date timetables are available online.

    Sightseeing in and around Sesmarias

    Are you searching for things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Sesmarias a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Zoomarine (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
    • Herdade dos Salgados Golf (1.9 mi / 3 km)
    • Cova Redonda Beach (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
    • Aqualand Waterpark (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
    • Oceanico Faldo Golf Course (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
    • Oceanico O'Connor Course (6 mi / 9.6 km)

    Seasonal weather averages in Sesmarias

    If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Sesmarias

    Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Sesmarias. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Rocha Beach (13.5 mi / 21.6 km)
    • Senhora da Rocha Beach (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
    • Falesia Beach (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
    • Coelha Beach (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
    • Castelo Beach (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
    • Evaristo Beach (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)