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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      lovely place, nice quality, nice location

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      the property was of a very high standard. beautiful beach and views. good proximity to Lagos. The only comments I would like to make are: * not enough towels provided, and no beach/pool towels which I would have expected. * the walkways between the villas/apartments down to the beach were very over grown with weeds/thistles. overall we were very happy with the apartment, had a lovely holiday and most definitely will stay again and would recommend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Entspannter Urlaub in traumhafter Landschaft

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Wir hatten zwei sehr entspannte Wochen in der Villa Celeiro. Der Blick von der Terasse auf den Garten und die dahinterliegenden Felder, zwischen denen man das Meer sieht, ist traumhaft. Die Villa Celeiro liegt nicht direkt am Badeteich, sondern etwas weiter hinten mit einem eigenen Garten und abgeschirmter Terasse, so dass man hier ganz für sich ist. Den Garten mit dem Badeteich kann man natürlich trotzdem nutzen, was wir auch sehr gerne getan haben (zum Baden ist der Teich eher für Kinder geeignet, die schon schwimmen können, da man vom Steg aus direkt ins tiefe Wasser kommt). Den nächsten Strand kann man erreichen, indem man direkt hinter dem Haus an den Steilklippen entlang wandert. Für Erwachsene braucht man ca 30 Minuten, mit einem 3 und einem 5jährigen brauchten wir knapp 2 Stunden pro Strecke - ist dann also eher eine richtige Wanderung, aber wunderschön! Mit dem Auto braucht man etwa 10 Minuten zu den Stränden von Lagos und Luz. Die Besitzerin und die Housekeeper sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit und waren immer erreichbar. Die Villa Celeiro ist sehr schlicht eingerichtet. Die Küche könnte etwas besser ausgestattet sein, das Doppelbett im Elternschlafzimmer ist schon sehr durchgelegen, ansonsten ist die Ausstattung Ok. Wenn man hier mit Kindern Urlaub macht, muss man wissen, dass in dem Haus einige Treppen und halbhohe Wände sind, die nicht gesichert werden können - also eher für ältere Kinder. Spielzeug war nicht im Haus, aber uns wurde netterweise eine Kiste Legos und ein Schaukelpferd zur Verfügung gestellt, worüber sich die Jungs sehr gefreut haben. Zum Anwesen gehören auch zwei sehr liebe Wachhunde, die uns, zur großen Freude unserer Kinder, oft auf der Terrasse besucht haben. Wir hatten hier einen wirklich tollen Urlaub und können uns gut vorstellen widerzukommen. Vielen Dank!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017