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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.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Spacious, lots of luxurious extras and is well appointed away from the hustle and bustle

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This property has air conditioning throughout, a 50 inch TV and Dvd player, ice maker, big fridge, pool, barbecue area, ample sunbeds, lots of wardrobe space, large lounge, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Clearly the villa and contents are to a high standard and it is one of two properties in a quiet cul de sac with ample parking. A car is necessary. There are good restaurants within minutes and a big supermarket is only a 12 - 15 minute drive. We have stayed in many villas and agree this was the best. Thanks to Lucia
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017

                                                                                                      Absolutely wonderful property

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We really enjoyed our break at this beautiful house. It is by far one of the best properties we have stayed in. Gilberta gave us a very warm welcome and tour of the property and everything you would expect is supplied. The pool was heated and it was difficult to tear ourselves away to explore the area. Its a perfect place if you want a quiet week away from it all, we would happily stay here again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 01, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017