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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Barao de Sao Jao, Portugal your home away from home

Barao de Sao Jao is a village typical of this south western region of Portugal, and is a delightful alternative for couples and families less keen on the larger resorts along the Algarve coast. Set against forested hills, the area around Barao de Sao Jao is perfect for nature lovers and families, with lots of relaxing leisure activities on offer in the local area.

Things to do in Barao de Sao Jao, Portugal

The rural location of Barao de Sao Jao makes it the perfect base for anyone who wants to get out and explore the local area, whether that be on foot, bicycle or horseback. The forested areas around the town are a great place to spot local wildlife or go mushroom hunting, while several small lakes around the area offer good fishing opportunities.

Although set slightly inland, Barao de Sao Jao is still only 15km from the beautiful beaches of the south coast. The South West Atlantic National Park has several small, secluded bays for couples seeking a little privacy, while the larger resorts along the Algarve have larger beaches with plenty of water sports and other activities to keep all the family entertained.

Barao de Sao Jao has several of its own bars, cafes and restaurants, most of which offer delicious traditional fare, made from locally sourced ingredients. Visitors should also take the opportunity to sample local Portuguese wine as well as having a taste of authentic port.

Places to visit on holiday in Barao de Sao Jao, Portugal

The nearest major town to Barao de Sao Jao is Lagos, a quaint, traditional town which has resisted much of the development which has gone on along the rest of the coast. Visitors can wander around the cobbled streets of the old town taking in several historical sites, browse through the many stalls at the town’s flea market or view an exhibition at the cultural centre.

Weather in Barao de Sao Jao, Portugal

One of the main attractions of the Algarve for British holidaymakers is the fantastic weather, and Barao de Sao Jao is no exception. Summers are long and hot, with temperatures regularly reaching the high twenties, lots of sunshine and very little rain. Winters too are mild and quite dry, making a villa in Barao de Sao Jao a welcome escape from the cold, wet British winter.

Flights to Barao de Sao Jao, Portugal

The nearest airport to Barao de Sao Jao is the international airport at Faro (FAO), which receives flights from the UK on a daily basis, from British Airways as well as many budget providers including easyJet and Ryanair among others. The airport is found around 92km along the south coast, but car hire is available from the airport. This is the most convenient way to reach your Barao de Sao Jao holiday home and is recommended given the rural location of the town.

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                                                  Relaxing

                                                  5 of 5
                                                  Just what we needed to have an relaxing holiday, we have been going to Lagos for 30 years now and this place is now one of our top 3 for renting, we stopped in the Victor cottage (yellow) it has all the Charm and rustic look you need. The only one negative for us was the size of the double bed only a 4" adult ! We will be returning next year with grandchildren and parents Thanks for lovely holiday
                                                  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
                                                  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                  Paradise!

                                                  5 of 5
                                                  I had high hopes for this property from looking at the photographs here - and they were completely exceeded! As you twist and turn down the dusty dirt roads you could never imagine what lies behind the gate; a real oasis, it felt like a little bit of the Caribbean. Palm trees and winding cobbled paths, soft grass underfoot, a pond full of terrapins, lots of shady nooks and crannies and that beautiful pale blue swimming pool at the heart of it! It was like having a tiny five star resort all to ourselves! The house was perfect too; open plan, well furnished and cool in spite of 30+ degrees. We were four adults, two teenage girls, one nine year old girl and a teenage couple who had the luxury of the separate detached cottage all to themselves (often the 'annexe' or 'studio' accommodation in rental villas is not as nice as in the main house - this was absolutely not the case here, the cottage is very high quality indeed). There are three twin rooms on the ground level, all spaced far enough apart for no noise to carry at all, and another gigantic bedroom upstairs with a full width terrace overlooking the tropical gardens. The house had everything we could ask for; kitchen basics, pool towels, games, citronella candles, a library of books, guide books, enough cutlery and crockery for twice as many people as the house holds.Everything was clean and fresh, a testament to the time and care that housekeeper Julia takes during her end of stay clean and twice weekly visits. Location wise, as others have said, a car is vital. It really does feel as though you're in the middle of nowhere as you approach the house (and not in a good way) and there is nowhere at all within walking distance. We ate out for lunch some days but had dinner in the villa every night to save on organising taxis which sounds like it might be a bit of a nightmare. But it's only ten minutes to the main road into Lagos and Luz so once you're on the road everything is very close at hand and accessible. We rent a big villa every summer and this is by far the best and probably the first one that I would want to return to. Just magical and perfect, a little slice of paradise.
                                                  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
                                                  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                  Lovely Family Accomodation in rural setting

                                                  4 of 5
                                                  We had a lovely family holiday with our two boys 8 and 11. The cottage was cosy, though appliances were dated they were adequate for our needs and there is a lovely shady Bbq area. Pool and pool area lovely with plenty of seating areas and sun beds and fantastic views over the surrounding countryside, and an atmospheric soundtrack of buzzing cicadas ( which I at first thought was the electric power lines ) Carlos and Manuela were very welcoming and friendly and I would definitely recommend this accommodation, Liz, Rich, Doug and Ollie, Surrey, England
                                                  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
                                                  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016