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Make a holiday home in Carrapateira your home away from home

With beaches that are considered to be some of the best in the world, Bordeira, in the Algarvian town of Aljezur is one of hottest tourist spots in Portugal. One of the places where tourists to these parts can find tranquil holiday accommodation is the village of Carrapateira. But this locale has some attractions of its own as well; its beaches are popular with surfers and it boasts a number of interesting landmarks that stem from its peculiar history. HomeAway has different kinds of holiday rentals in Carrapateira to suit different needs. There are cottages, villas and apartments of different sizes to ensure holidaymakers are completely comfortable during their stay in Algarve. Most of these are situated close to the magnificent Bordeira beach putting hours of sunbathing within easy reach and affording guests stunning ocean views. A holiday home in Carrapateira also promises luxury with amenities such as pools and barbecues available.

Things to do

-Beaches: The beaches in Bordeira are rated as one of Portugal’s prettiest and with good reason. The Praia da Bordeira is adorned with three kilometres of fine brown sands bordered by rugged limestone cliffs. One of the key attractions of this beach is that it’s rarely crowded; another is that it provides sublime surfing conditions. To find a surfing and bodyboarding schools holidaymakers can venture further to the Praia do Amado. Both beaches are within easy reach of Carrapateira holiday rentals.

-Food and drink: Visitors in Carrapateira holiday homes can take advantage of the fantastic eateries in the village and in the larger town of Bordeira to acquire a taste for Portuguese cuisine. Many a tourist would recommend a meal at Sitio do Rio which is close to the beach and offers visitors a great seafood variety. Prices are relatively pocket-friendly and portions are quite generous.

-Sightseeing: Bordeira possesses a unique ambiance that you won’t find in most other typical Algarve towns. Instead of the usual rows of whitewashed buildings, tourists strolling through this town will encounter staggered buildings of vibrant colours. As they admire the features of this locale they can take a seat in one of the many cafes there and enjoy their favourite beverage.

-Landmarks: There are a number of interesting landmarks of rich historical and cultural significance which guests of Carrapateira holiday homes will want to take the time to visit. The simple, stoic, whitewashed Nossa Senhora da Conceiçao church is one of these. It dates back to the 16th century and was built close to the town’s fort. The fort itself was constructed in 1673 by the then governor of Algarve.

Weather in Carrapateira

Carrapateira, being part of the fair-weathered Algarve region also offers holidaymakers long sunny spells with practically no threat of showers. Visitors who book holiday homes in Carrapateira between May and September will revel in 20 plus degree sunshine as they promenade the lovely beaches or sunbathe on loungers. They will also have no rainfall to worry about. Conditions remain holiday-perfect until the month of October when temperatures descend into the teens as winter approaches. This season arrives with some showers and November is particularly wet.

Travel to Carrapateira

The Faro Airport is usually the first port of call for most tourists from outside Portugal. Most commercial airlines and low-cost carriers will have seasonal flights during the summer months to this facility. Arriving travellers van take a bus from here to their holiday homes in Carrapateira. Unfortunately these buses are infrequent and those arriving on weekends should not expect to find any buses. The alternative is the more expensive taxi or airport transfer service. Another option is for holidaymakers to travel to jet in through the Lisbon Airport and take a coach straight to Carrapateira.

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Carrapateira Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Fantastic Apartment!

5 of 5
We (me, husband and 2 young children) spent a week here in July and everything was fantastic. The apartment is very well kitted out with everything you would need. It was lovely relaxing on the balcony in the evening with the sea view. The location is great as well as it is only a 10-15 minute to the center of the village. We will definitely be back.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

A fine holiday home

4 of 5
We arrived early and were pleased to be able to move in straight away, as the cleaner was just finishing. The location is really good, about 100 m back from the marina and about a 10 minute walk from the centre. We hired a car and were lucky enough to be able to park outside the house every day, being in a quiet side street. We liked the high ceilings in all rooms as it helped to keep the house a little cooler. The bedrooms did get rather warm at night, but leaving windows open gave a cooling through- flow of air. The courtyard also gave us a place to cool down, especially at meal times. The sun shone mid-morning until late afternoon for sun worshippers. The b-b-cue was a nice addition. We thought the kitchen was adequately stocked with pots and pans etc. We were rather disappointed with the quantity of cutlery and crockery ( 4 or 5 knives, forks, 6 tea spoons and similar numbers of plates etc and glassware and no mugs ,for a property catering for 4 people ), yet boasted a dishwasher! The sitting room was a great place to relax, cool and plenty of seating to watch TV or read. The bathroom was very large and the shower worked really well, with ample supply of hot water all the time. Bed linen and towels were changed half way through our stay, although the towels were on the small side. A thoroughly enjoyable stay
  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017