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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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                              Apartment #6966106
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    Apartment #57131
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                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      House #1655114
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                                        Apartment #1809588
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                                          House #1768621
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                                            Apartment #824823
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                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  Apartment #6492133
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                                                                    Villa #6066429
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                                                                          Villa #74470
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                                                                            Apartment #1930713
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                                                                              Villa #8024981
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                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1873015
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                                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #8093614
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                                                                                    Apartment #8119969
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                                                                                      House #8166568
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                                                                                        Apartment #811581
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                                                                                          Apartment #6019558
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                                                                                            Apartment #8013731
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                                                                                                  Villa #878133
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                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                    House #1092279
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                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We can highly recommend these beautifully kept calm and relaxing apartments. We have visited and enjoyed the resort several times and have never been disappointed. The agent is very easy to deal with and makes the process very easy and worry free. She communicates well and promptly. There is also lovely reception staff on hand at the resort to offer help should you need advice or assistance. Mar da Luz is a most beautifully maintained and safe complex. The grounds are immaculate and within the complex you are spoiled with both an outdoor pool and indoor spa area. We have stayed twice in a first floor apartment and once in a two bedroom with mezzanine and hot tub and we found them all beautiful, homely and comfortable with lovely view from the balcony. The resort is situated a 30 minute stroll from the beautiful sandy beach and lovely restaurants in Luz. There are plenty of places to visit from this location but you would need a car to get about. We love it here and have no hesitation in recommending this place.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Expectations surpassed

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      bel appartement

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Nous avons passé un agréable séjour dans cet appartement très spacieux avec une terrasse bien exposée, où nous avons déjeuné chaque jour en décembre. L'appartement est clair, agréable et Carla très réactive .
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016