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Make a holiday apartment in Arrifana your home away from home

Is there a place in Portugal one can get the rich beauty of the southern Portuguese coastline helped down with a dose of local culture, tinged with an Arab influence? Yes, Aljezur, a municipality in the Algarve region. Its very name is derived from an Arabian word meaning ‘islands’. As they explore ancient Moorish structures and the lush green countryside, visitors to this part of Portugal can look forward to spending the night in the comfort of holiday homes in Arrifana. This locality in the Aljezur parish is where visitors can find quiet retreat from holiday crowds and enjoy beautiful leafy surroundings and immaculate views. In addition to the cosy, lavish furnishings the holiday apartments in Arrifana promise, these rentals put holidaymakers within easy reach of the beach. For their those outdoor meals guests will have a barbecue and satellite/cable TV will be available if they need additional entertainment.

Things to do

-Beaches: It’s no exaggeration to say that Aljezur has some of Algarve’s prettiest stretches of coastline. The Praia da Amoreira is a perfect example of this; its fine, shimmering sands stretch into the horizon, ensuring no chance of crowding. Romantic couples can take advantage and embark on dreamy promenades into the sunset and then wind the day with a sizzling meal of freshly-caught fish at one of the beachside restaurants.

-Water sports: Praia da Amoreira, the Arrifana beach and other spots along the Algarve coastline provide perfect surfing venues during the cooler months of the year. Gear can be readily rented from nearby centres and those who can’t surf can ask for lessons from surf schools in the surrounding area.

-Historical sites: One only has to spend a few minutes wandering about the old town to feel swept back in time; everything from the ancient wall to the whitewashed, single-storey houses to the narrow cobbled streets points to the town’s medieval heritage. After they climb up through this section of Aljezur built on a hillside, visitors will come to the remains of a 10th century Moorish castle. Before leaving they can have a bite at one of the riverside cafes.

-Food and drink: Of course visitors can lavish their taste buds with the finest Portuguese cuisine if they’re not up to whipping up a meal for themselves in their Arrifana holiday rentals. There are a number of highly rated eateries in Aljezur including the Cafe Restaurante Primavera. This is where one can get a serving of grilled fish they’ll rave about for years to come, served beside sumptuous sweet potato. For finger-liking-good tapas, try the Restaurante L-Colesterol.

-Nature parks: Aljezur is home to one of Portugal’s, if not Europe’s most beautiful parks; the Costa Vicentina which encompasses the beaches of Amoreira and Arrifana. Visitors can choose to ride into the lush, green hinterland on horseback or bike through the dense cork oak and eucalyptus forests.

Weather in Arrifana

Arrifana enjoys the temperate, mostly warm year-round weather that characterises the Aljezur region. The majority of this locale’s visitors start trooping into holiday homes in Arrifana and Aljezur town’s other parishes as soon as summer’s cloudless skies appear in June. From this month till September, temperature averages remain above 25°C and there is nary a drop of rainfall to be recorded. But the climate does eventually cool, descending into the teens in November as winter arrives. Nonetheless, the coldest it gets it around 12°C.

Travel to Arrifana

Being located in the Faro district, Arrifana is not far from the Faro Airport, the main international gateway into the Algarve region. Most mainstream airlines and low-cost airlines have direct flights to this airport, especially during the peak holiday seasons. To get to their holiday homes in Arrifana, arriving visitors will first have to travel to Faro town on the hourly shuttle. From there they can decide whether to take the bus or train to Lagos. The bus costs about a Euro less. The Lagos-Aljezur journey is a fifty-minute bus ride. This may seem a winding way to travel but the alternative is to spend ten times more by using a private transfer or taxi.

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                                                                                                      Brilliant location with all the comforts of modern living in a first class apartment complex

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Mar de Luz offers a stress free holiday in a beautiful location surrounded by everything you need to enjoy your holiday. The facilities at the complex are perfect. A gym, indoor pool, sauna and option to book spa sessions with Saskia which is highly recommended. A car is essential even if just for the trip to the local supermarket. But for those wishing to go further a field there are some amazing locations to visit like Monchique, Silves, Vilamoura and Sagres. The Portuguese are truly delightful and friendly. Restaurants are in abundance and never failed to deliver. Booking the property is easy and correspondence from the owners is very helpful. Overall can't fault the apartment, location and value for money. Looking forward to returning soon.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Terrific in the Algarve

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Just look at the view......We stayed here for a week at the start of March and found it to be simply beautiful. Excellent communication from the owner, terrific double bed with the view of the sea, great shower and a super comfotrable new couch to relax on when staying in. All this making for a great holiday. We will definately return just as soon as we can. Loved it .... Paul T.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent apartment in an ideal location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Our first trip to Alvor and we loved it. The apartment was ideally situated in the old town just minutes away from bars and restaurants. The boardwalk wasn't far and a must to have a stroll along, we did a couple of other walks straight from the apartment. There were stretches of beautiful sandy beaches. Everything you needed was in the apartment it was comfortable and quiet and has a lovely roof terrace with loungers. An allocated parking space is available if you hire a car. Sjef and Els were very helpful and Suzanne friendly and accommodating. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this apartment and would definitely stay there again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017