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Make a holiday apartment in Carrascalihno your home away from home

Nestled in one of the four parishes that make up the municipality of Aljezur is a locality called Carrascalinho where visitors to Portugal can find excellent holiday accommodation that is tailored to their needs. It is an excellent base from which to explore the attractions of Aljezur, which mainly consist of pristine beaches and a historical centre with many items of interest. This locale is also blessed with a lush green countryside that is perfect for hours of hiking. As they partake of these and other touristic delights holidaymakers will have beautiful holiday homes in Carrascalinho to repose in. HomeAway has superb apartments in this quiet location which have little gardens to relax in. For their entertainment tenants can turn on their cable/satellite TV or connect to WiFi Internet. There are barbecues in some of these Carrascalinho holiday homes which are ideal for those times of family bonding over outdoor meals.

Things to do

-Historical attractions: The castle that dates back to Moorish times which looks down over this town has to be one of Algarve’s most visited spots. Visitors can inspect the ruins of this once majestic structure for free. There are other places of historical and cultural interest that are not far from Aljezur. Lagos’ historic town centre is one such place and as visitors walk around its ancient walls and inspect its fort, they won’t help but feel swept back in time.

-Beaches: Aljezur is blessed with expansive beaches that sunbathers and those intent on hours of romantic promenades will thoroughly enjoy. In addition to stretches of soft sand there are bays sheltered by imposing cliffs that make for great photo ops. Among the more popular beaches are Arrifana and Odeceixe which give holidaymakers a measure of seclusion. Naturists will also find an area to enjoy the sunshine fully.

-Water sports: Lovers of bodyboarding and surfing will be thrilled at the opportunity a stay at Carrascalinho holiday homes avails to them to be near great beaches conducive to their choice sports. Surfers will be grateful for the winds blowing across that generate great breakers. Those who would prefer the more relaxed canoeing can be able to hire a boat and paddle about in the waters of the Atlantic.

-Food and drink: Those staying in Carrascalinho holiday rentals need not worry about where to wine and dine when they’re not up to stepping into the kitchen. There are a number of conveniently close eateries where they can indulge their taste buds on excellent Portuguese specialities. Few places in all Algarve offer the quality of grilled fish the Cafe restaurant Primavera does. This part of Portugal is renowned for growing sweet potatoes and patrons can have a helping of these to go with their fish. Restaurante Ruth – O Ivo and Restaurante L-Colesterol are also worth a look in.

Weather in Carrascalinho

Holidaymakers headed to any part of Algarve should expect warm weather except in the four months in which winter holds sway. The winter is relatively mild with temperatures of about 16°C on average. Visitors start arriving in May at holiday homes in Carrascalinho when temperatures begin creeping above the 20°C mark as spring gives way to summer. For the best of the summer sun visitors will want to hit Ajezur’s beaches between June and August when the temperatures range between 24 and 27°C.

Travel to Carrascalinho

The Faro Airport is about 95km from Rogil, the town in which the Carrascalinho holiday homes are located. This airport is the main gateway into the Algarve region and visitors from all over Europe will be able to find direct flights here, especially if they’ll be visiting during the summer months. After touching down in the Faro Airport arrivals, travellers will first need to get to Faro town using the hourly shuttle that costs less than 2 Euros. From there they’ll need to make a connection through the town of Lagos. This series of connections will set travellers back €10.

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          Fantastic place to stay for families who want a stress free holiday. Spotless accommodation, with everything you need, cool boxes and umbrellas for the beach a great extra touch. The kids loved the double showers which were hot and powerful after a day at the beach. Plenty of space to run around too, the pool and trampoline a perfect size. Several amazing uncrowded beaches a short drive away with shallow water areas for little ones and surf for older ones. Eat dinner right on the beach or in the nearby villages. It is essential to have a car staying here to explore the area, but that is the beauty of a rural holiday away from the crowds. Thanks to Mathew and Olivia for all the great local tips and for even staying up to welcome us at 1 in the morning, and supplying a very welcome cold beer. We will definitely be back.
          • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
          • Date of Stay: Jul 2013