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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Alcalar, Portugal your home away from home

Alcalar lies just 5km to the west of Portimao in the famous Algarve region of Portugal. It is a tiny village, blessed with a handful of fine restaurants, a small supermarket and a fantastically atmospheric café meaning visitors to Alcalar holiday rental properties can relax in the knowledge that everything they will need for a well earned break is right on your doorstep. Alcalar is still magnificently rural, with the fantastic views out over the Algarve’s Monchique hills still gloriously uninterrupted by development.

Things to do on holiday in Alcalar, Portugal

What put Alcalar on the international map is not the village itself, but the huge town which stood alongside the villages current position over 5,000 years ago. Many of the ancient buildings, tombs and megalithic temples can still be seen today, protected since 1910 as one of Portugal’s National Monuments. There are many fascinating finds throughout the region, details of which are obtainable from the Alcalar tourist information centre or the site entrance, which is open to the public all year round.

Golfers will be very happy in a self catering Alcalar holiday rental, as the championship course of Penina is just a few kilometres down the road from the village. There are a very taxing 18 holes available to anyone with a handicap certificate, and the views all the way to the coast only make the experience more magical.

Its location in the rolling Monchique Mountains means that Alcalar is a perfect place to take holiday accommodation for a relaxed walking holiday. The sun-drenched Algarve coastline can be reached within 20 minutes by car, but it is the walking options in the Monchique Mountains that attracts the majority of visitors to Alcalar accommodation.

Places to visit on holiday in Alcalar, Portugal

The beach resort of Alvor is just 10 minutes by car from an Alcalar property. Alvor is a fantastically charming, historical town with thin, cobbled streets which burst with lively bars, world class seafood restaurants and atmospheric cafes. The beach is long, sandy and powder soft, with a range of small, secluded cove beaches flanking the main stretch in both directions, making finding your perfect spot on the Algarve coast easy to find.

Weather in Alcalar, Portugal

The climate of the Algarve is well known, with long summers lasting from May until late September, and average monthly temperatures reaching over 30˚C in July and August, with daily peaks during this period regularly breaking the 40˚C mark. The short winter brings relief from the heat for a few short months, but even then, monthly averages are unlikely to fall below 15˚C.

Travel to Alcalar, Portugal

You can reach your Alcalar rental property within an hour of leaving Faro International Airport (FAO). There are endless inbound flights from the UK, provided by a huge range of airlines from the ‘no frills’ airlines to the most luxurious. The airport is filled with car hire companies, and there are a good range of coach and bus services running up and down the coast.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (41 reviews)
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    • 4 BR
    • 2 BA
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    Villa #878133
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Apartment #2559267
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        Excellent! 4.4/5
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        • 5 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 10
        House #1728627
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          • 3 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 7
          Villa #6977190
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            • 4 BR
            • 4 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            Villa #91550
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              Excellent! 4.7/5
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              • 4 BR
              • 4 BA
              • Sleeps 9
              Villa #8114690
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Villa #8003794
                4
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Villa #1913112
                  9
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Villa #1308218
                    12
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 10
                      Villa #6848937
                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (7 reviews)
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 8
                        Villa #1815058
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                          Villa #12366
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                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 7
                            House #6148034
                            10
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 3 BA
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                              Villa #8018694
                              4
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                House #6194245
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 4 BA
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                                  Villa #8015028
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
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                                    Villa #8020431
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                                      • 2 BA
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                                      Villa #6895801
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                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Villa #8001446
                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 7
                                          Villa #8001900
                                          2
                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Villa #2106574
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                                              • 3 BA
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                                              Villa #6506128
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                                                House #6954006
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
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                                                  Villa #3991463
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                                                    Villa #6886077
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                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      House #6617170
                                                        • 5 BR
                                                        • 5 BA
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                                                        Villa #8246279
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
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                                                          Villa #8118354
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
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                                                            House #2545145
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                                                              • 6 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Villa #410303
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                Villa #8008167
                                                                10
                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 6 BR
                                                                  • 6 BA
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                                                                  Villa #6847256
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 6 BA
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                                                                    Villa #8024926
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                                      Villa #2031040
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                                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                                        Villa #942995a
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                                                                          • 4 BR
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                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Villa #1931091
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                                                                            House #6954025
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
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                                                                              Villa #6714473
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                House #1241194
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                  Apartment #8232028
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Villa #6721540
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                                      House #1241193
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                                        House #1241191
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
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                                                                                          House #2253622
                                                                                            • 4 BR
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                                                                                            House #6838046
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #6897427
                                                                                              Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                                House #2530999
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  Cottage #6897128
                                                                                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                    House #2554204

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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    A luxurious escape from busy working life

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We had such a lovely time staying at Markus & Sandra's villa. They were the most hospitable hosts ever, not intrusive and thoughtfully discreet. From finding out it was our wedding anniversary they made a real effort to make it special for us. The villa and pool was so lovely, perfect setting if you want to just 'get away from it all'. The place was absolutely faultless and amazing watching the sunset every night, aside from the night we went out for dinner which they booked for us and the recommendation was spot on. To add to it they also have a lovely dog which we loved! We enjoyed her company a lot but she's very discreet if you want her to be. Overall, this place is a littl gem and we are already looking forward to coming back next year x
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                    Villa Alvura is my idea of Paradise

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    This was the best holiday we have ever had. After leaving rainy and dreich Glasgow were greeted three hours later to warmth and sunshine. Hertz gave us a fun car, a Fiat convertible. From then on that was what our holiday was, fun and exciting The villa Alvura surpassed all expectations. How wonderful to arrive and see an abundance of exotic plants, fabulous white majestic agapanthus, luscious oleanders. A sight for sore eyes. On opening the door we were encompassed in luxury. Top quality fixtures and fittings, enormous rooms beautifully decorated, luxury super king beds and bedding, all ensuite. Everything you could possibly want and more. The swimming pool was to die for. Divine and so enticing when temperatures soared. We were in Heaven. Butterflies and exotic birds fluttered through the tropical landscaped gardens. Orange trees, figs, almonds, lemons and grapefruit were splayed throughout. It was inspiring and magical. It was hard to choose from the nearby restaurants. They catered for every taste at very affordable prices, notably Solar de Farelo and O Tasco. Both were within a 3 to 5 minutes drive from the villa. Booking is always advisable as they were popular with both local and tourists. Alvor, approx 10 minutes drive has over 100 restaurants, loads of variety, totally spoiled for choice. The superb biriyani at Tasco David, an Indian restaurant in Ferragudo was amazing. Its a must if you like Indian food and just a short distance away. We just cannot wait to book another holiday here and live the dream again.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2017