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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Arias de Sao Joao, Portugal your home away from home

Areias de Sao Joao is a fantastic destination on the Algarve coastline for young groups. The magical combination of top beaches and excellent nightlife means that you will never be short of entertainment from an Areias de Sao Joao villa. Located just outside Albufeira, a hugely popular Algarve commercial centre, an apartment or villa in Areias de Sao Joao could not be better located for fantastic holidays in the sun. The staggering array of facilities and entertainment options means that Areias de Sao Joao villas are a real favourite with families too.

Things to do on holiday to Areias de Sao Joao, Portugal

Holiday rentals in Areias de Sao Joao are set on an incredible 5km beach of golden sand known as Forte Sao Joao. There is quite a steep incline leading to the beach, but once you are there, the cliff just adds to the beauty. There are a great number of excellent beaches to choose from, so whether you would like a lazy day in peace of a facility filled beach with plenty going on, you can find the perfect spot from a villa in Areias de Sao Joao. Praia d’Oura, a short walk from the village, is a magnificent water sports beach, offering endless windsurfing, water skiing, jet skiing, parasailing and even banana boat rides.

The nightlife from an Areias de Sao Joao is fantastic. Albufeira’s famous bar area, known as ‘The Strip’, is within easy walking distance of an Areias de Sao Joao property, with a huge range of bars, clubs and English style pubs, almost entirely catering for tourists. If you would prefer more culture, the old part of Albufeira is perfect. The cobbled streets are filled with fantastic boutiques, family run restaurants and some wonderful sights.

There is a huge amount of golf to be played from an Areias de Sao Joao villa too. There are many courses in the area, ranging from beautiful, natural courses to taxing links courses that are a maze of hazards and traps. Family holidays hugely benefit from the proximity of attractions like the Zoomarine Park, KrazyWorld theme park and the Slide and Splash Waterpark, which is one of the largest in Europe.

Places to visit on holiday to Areias de Sao Joao, Portugal

Albufeira is a town you will get to know very well during an Areias de Sao Joao holiday. Everything you could wish for, from sports facilities to culture, traditional restaurants to lively bars, can be easily found in Albufeira, which has helped make it the most popular holiday resort in the whole of the Algarve.

Weather in Areias de Sao Joao, Portugal

Regardless of when you travel to Areias de Sao Joao, the weather is most likely to be excellent. Summers are blissfully hot, perfect for lazy days on the beach that last long into the evening, remaining beautifully warm throughout the evening, perfect for the short walk home from The Strip. Even during winter, conditions remain warm and dry, which means that the local golf courses do fantastic business all year round.

Travel to Areias de Sao Joao, Portugal

Faro International Airport (FAO) is inundated with cheap flights from the UK on an almost hourly basis, especially during the summer. There are regular services, both taxi and bus, connecting Areias de Sao Joao with the airport.

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Areias de São João Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

 

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Great location close to everything but quiet too

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This is the 2nd time we have stayed in this apartment and as a family of 5 the apartment and location ticks the box perfectly for us. The apartment is very close to the beach (s) and if you like the night life of the strip, it's a 5 minute walk away. Don't let being so close to the nightlife put you off thinking it will be really noisy because its not! The apartment is situated down a side street which is away from the main thoroughfare and is honestly very quiet. There's a supermarket which is very well stocked with good prices just a couple of minutes walk away as are cafes and bars. On both visits we didn't have a car and for us this worked perfectly. The old town is a good 30 min walk away, bit of steep hill on the way back, but a taxi ride back is not expensive. The apartment is well equipped, great air conditioning throughout, with three bedrooms and having two good sized bathrooms is a bonus not to mention the wifi (a must for the teenagers LOL). The view from the main balcony is lovely and sees the full afternoon/evening sun too. The smaller balcony off the main bedroom sees the morning sun. Julie is very helpful and quick to respond to any questions we had prior to arrival. Terry who managers the property (meets you on arrival) is very helpful too. The shared pool is a very short walk from the property (just round the corner) its a pretty setting, not loads of sun lounges but there's a big grass area so lots of room to layout (trees too should you like to sit under the shade). There was one potential hiccup which Julie made us aware of a week prior to our arrival regarding access to the shared pool but this was thankfully sorted for the duration of our stay. This is a great apartment I would highly recommend staying as you wont be disappointed.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Beautiful apartment

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I arrived a little early and the cleaners were in the apartment, but they were very welcoming (and thorough - the apartment was spotless) and gave me some advice about the area. It's close to the bottom end of the strip, but also far enough away to be quiet and not bothered by the noise at night. Apartment was well equipped. I could have probably taken just hand luggage for the week and used the washing machine (worth knowing if you are undecided about taking a big suitcase!). The walk to the old town took about 20-30 minutes (leisurely stroll pace) and was a little less 'frantic' than the new town strip, but was still busy and open until 4am (at least). Plenty of bars playing live music in the old town as well. The beach bars and restaurants at Praia do Oura are worth a visit as well. Nice and relaxing. If I ever decide to visit Albufeira again I'd certainly try and book this apartment again.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017