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Make a holiday apartment in Altura Town your home away from home

Tucked away in the south-eastern reaches of Portugal in the Algarve region is a fairly developed town that hosts a selection of shops, restaurants and bars. Visitors touring Algarve usually put up in holiday homes in Altura Town, being drawn there by the fact that it is relatively unspoilt and tranquil. This location also puts them within easy reach of the Atlantic Ocean coastline where they can bask in abundant sunshine or indulge in any one of several water sports. Altura is a picturesque spot where migratory birds are often spotted. HomeAway offers sun and adventure-seeking tourists an interesting range of holiday accommodation in Altura Town. Waterfront holiday villas and apartments are the most sought-after kind of holiday rental here. But even those who don’t manage to secure such accommodation will still have plenty of options to choose from that are not far from the beach.

Things to do

-Beaches: Most holidaymakers’ ideal holiday features hours spent stretched out on soft sands watching their skin turn a rich bronze. And the lengthy coastline of Altura will give them the opportunity to live out this fantasy. This coastline forms part of the protected Parque Natural da Ria Formosa which means visitors will enjoy the beauty of the beach without the congested hotels and entertainment spots that characterise other seaside locations.

-Hiking and biking: Those staying in Altura Town holiday homes will have acres upon acres of lush flora to hike through. The protected area of Ria Formosa supplies nature lovers with expansive marshlands and on climbing the heights of the Cacela Velha cliffs, hikers will have incredible panoramas at their disposal.

-Golf: Golfing enthusiasts who travel to this part of Portugal won’t be disappointed by the quality of courses available here. Tourists residing in Altura Town holiday rentals won’t have to journey more than 15 minutes before finding a top-class golf course where they can practice their swing while taking in some scintillating views. The Jack Nicklaus course which was designed by the golfing legend is a must-visit.

-Spain day trips: Spain is but 6 miles from this locale and it is well worth the short trip to cross the border. This will give holidaymakers whose palates have never experienced the wonderful clash of flavours that typify authentic Spanish cuisine the opportunity to indulge their taste buds. While one can enjoy these treats in the town of Ayamonte which is immediately after the border, it’s worth venturing further on to Sevilla.

-Tavira: If going to Spain seems a bit out of the way, visitors can head to the nearby town of Tavira. This will bring them face to face with astounding ancient buildings and traces of Roman occupation such as the bridge and city walls. While here holidaymakers can get to enjoy the taste of well-prepared fresh fish at ambient restaurants that overlook the ocean.

Weather in Altura Town

The weather couldn’t be more ideal for holidaying than it is at this corner of Algarve. Apart from the short cold season between November and February, holidaymakers can literally choose any month of the year for their stay in Altura Town holiday homes. From April to October this locale enjoys temperatures above 20°C with the hottest period being between July and August when temperatures average at 29°C. The cold season is not the typical sub-zero affair of other European localities. Temperatures during this time of year will rarely go below 15°C.

Travel to Altura Town

The Faro Airport is the main gateway to the Algarve region and visitors flying in from outside the country will want to book flights that land here. From this airport they will have 28 miles to travel in order to reach their Altura Town holiday apartments and villas. While taxis and rental cars are easily accessible from the airport, they may be a bit expensive. There are buses, however, that can take holidaymakers over this 45-minute journey for less.

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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (48 reviews)
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    • 6 BR
    • 4 BA
    • Sleeps 13
    Villa #63348
    48
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      Excellent! 4.5/5
      (12 reviews)
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      • 4 BR
      • 5 BA
      • Sleeps 10
      House #1085447
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (5 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 7
        House #1990501
        5
        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5.0/5
          (19 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 8
          Villa #52525
          19
          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 7
            House #6747449
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              Excellent! 4.7/5
              (10 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 4
              Apartment #5137978
              10
              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Villa #6475579
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                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 5 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Sleeps 12
                  Villa #1972178
                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                    (8 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    House #1627944
                    8
                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (40 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 6
                      House #401962
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                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        House #1026890
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 7
                          House #1093302
                          10
                            • 5 BR
                            • 6 BA
                            • Sleeps 12
                            Villa #1055872
                            1
                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                              (13 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              Villa #1092963
                              13
                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                (8 reviews)
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 9
                                House #2508303
                                8
                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #6579103
                                    Very Good! 4.2/5
                                    (5 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Villa #1152169
                                    5
                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • Studio
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Villa #1844944
                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 10
                                        House #6427324
                                        4
                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                          (13 reviews)
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Villa #8003565
                                          13
                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 5 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Villa #8049783
                                            5
                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                              (7 reviews)
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #1753186
                                              7
                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Apartment #2529835
                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #837762
                                                  5
                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #837762
                                                    6
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (9 reviews)
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                                                      • 7 BR
                                                      • 6 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 16
                                                      Villa #840961
                                                      9
                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        House #6595684
                                                        8
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Apartment #6567688
                                                          2
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
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                                                            House #6373161
                                                            1
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                              Villa #89184
                                                              4
                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (14 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                House #6090530
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                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                  (16 reviews)
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                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  House #6217832
                                                                  16
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #6847683
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Villa #1129400
                                                                      3
                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Apartment #6630057
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          House #6863916
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Apartment #6870653
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              House #1446601
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                House #6090524
                                                                                8
                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Villa #820666
                                                                                  1
                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Apartment #828893
                                                                                    4
                                                                                      Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      House #897433
                                                                                      5
                                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Villa #1107980
                                                                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Villa #1129028
                                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            Apartment #1352960
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #1344098
                                                                                              1
                                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • Studio
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Villa #1383538
                                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  Villa #1676937
                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Villa #1723485
                                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      House #1778154
                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fine place with nice pool

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a fine time in Manta Rota, a quiet place at a beautiful beach. Our house was fully equipped, well-maintained and Kate gave us a helping hand at the beginning. Thanks for a lovely stay!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Overall everything was good.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything was very good. Nice house, perfect place. The only advice, inform the customers for the max time to arrive and the 20 euros fees a hour if the arrive after 6h pm. Also, attention to the billing and all the mistakes. Thank you
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      villa holiday

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a lovely villa in a nice quite location would book again if staying in the area.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016