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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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                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were in this beautiful villa for a month with our 2 poodles. We have looked at this villa for the past few years but were lucky to book it in time for part of our Algarve winter holiday. As soon as you drive into the property you are encased in a beautiful house and garden. As the whole side of the house is floor to ceiling glass, the light, even in winter, is wonderful. Furnishings are top class, beds excellent and well stocked kitchen and appliances. Owners go out of their way to make you feel at home. We will be back.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic Family Villa

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A wonderful villa that is large enough for several families to holiday together. There is a private swimming pool (with a shallow end for children) and plenty of space for lounging and dining both inside and out. there is also a BBQ on a covered patio which is ideal for lunches and suppers and with the sea only minutes away by car and some good local restaurants you have everything you need for a lovely holiday! Can't wait to go back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful retreat in the sunshine

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Very impressed with the accommodation it was just what we needed. The outdoor area was excellent , the pool was big enough to swim in and was kept clean , the apartment had everything that was required, perhaps a small microwave would be a plus but apart from that absolutely no complaints.We will be returning to this place. Thank you Markus & Sandra for your hospitality.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016