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Make a self catering Villa in Castelo, Portugal your home away from home

Situated on the southern coast of Portugal, Castelo is located on a sandy beach within a cluster of local shops and restaurants. It is just 10 minutes drive from the well-known resort centre of Albufeira, where there are banks, supermarkets and a marina. The narrow whitewashed streets of Albufeira also hold plenty of nightlife, from Irish pubs to local bars. Delicious Portuguese cuisine in this area centres on steamed shellfish, grilled sardines and Caldeirada, or fish stew. The countryside further inland is full of almond trees and grape vines.

Things to do in Castelo, Portugal

Castelo is known as one of the finest beaches on the Algarve, where fine sandy bays nestle prettily at the foot of the red sandstone cliffs. For sunbathing, Castelo Beach is perfect. The nearby Gale beach is four miles long and a little more commercialized, offering more beach bars. It is also a great beach for walking along the tide’s edge before breakfast.

Sports are popular pastimes in this area. Tennis, golf and water sports are all available within easy reach of your villa. Salgados is a popular place for playing golf at its best, with views of the sea and plenty of scenic lakes.

Part of traditional life around Castelo are the annual festivals. February 4th is the ‘Feira do Pau Roxo’; July sees the ‘Feira de Artisanos’ with many handicrafts; August is the month for the ‘Feira de Frango’ (Chicken festival) and the ‘Feira de Nossa Senhora da Orada’. The local festival ‘Feira de Nossa Senhora da Guia’ takes place on the last weekend in August. Go along and join in the party spirit and culture of these colourful events.

Places to visit near Castelo, Portugal

The nearby village of Guia has a good selection of local shops in its charming old town and it also offers an excellent daily market for fresh fruit and vegetables. The main church was built in the mid-1600s and contains a simply carved high altar and several statues. The Hermitage of ‘Nossa Senhora da Guia’ means Our Lady of the Good Journey. These buildings have a decorative façade and are in typically ornate baroque style. There is also a lake here, Lagoa dos Salgadoes, which is popular with bird-watchers.

Paderne was probably developed as a settlement around the nearby castle. The old white-washed houses are set haphazardly against the gently sloping hillside. Look out for the decorated chimney which dates back to the 18th century.

The Arab Castle is the pièce de résistance at Paderne with the Quarteira Creek flowing around its base. It was abandoned in the 14th century but the ruins of a small hermitage are still evident.

The typical 16th century Portuguese church has three naves, no less. It has monogrammed columns and is decorated with human figures.

Weather in Castelo, Portugal

From spring right through to autumn, the weather in Castelo and the Albufeira region of Portugal is idyllic. Blue skies and endless dry, sunny days are guaranteed from April to October with average temperatures ranging from 18-24C (64-76F). Winters are cooler but rarely drop below 10C (49F) making it a great place to escape the northerly winters too.

Flights to Castelo, Portugal

Cheap flights are available daily from all over Europe to Faro International Airport. Your self catering villa in Castelo is just 50km from Faro, a short and easy drive away.

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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Excellent! 4.5/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Excellent! 4.6/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Castelo Holiday Villas & Homes (200)

 

Recent Reviews

Wonderful location, stunning villa

5 of 5
What an absolutely wonderful villa, we have just returned home after a two week stay and cannot fault the accommodation we were lucky enough to stay in. Our party included myself, my son and daughter in law and their 2 children. The villa was spotlessly clean and had very recently been refurbished to a high and good quality standard, we felt like it was a home from home rather than standard holiday accommodation with minimal resources - coffee machines/ hairdryers/ UK TV, quality beds and the WIFI was greatly appreciated by my son who had to take some work and the children! The garden was beautiful and the swimming pool was wonderful (and warm!), both the pool and gardens were clean and well tendered. Isobel, the housekeeper coming in to make the beds and tidy up also made it feel like we were being really well looked after. The location is absolutely perfect, I cannot walk very far and it was ideal to be able to have a lovely walk to the beach at Coelha, have lunch at the numerous restaurants which were both friendly and served excellent food. It was so easy to buy fresh bread and provisions from the supermarket in Hapimag, there were no busy roads to worry about the children. Really we have had a wonderful holiday and this villa is nothing short of 5 stars. My son tells me the owners were also very efficient in processing our booking with no issues. Thank you very much for the opportunity to stay here.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Such a peaceful corner of the beautiful Algarve

5 of 5
We have stayed here several times, but this time our daughter and boyfriend joined us - thankfully they loved the villa and surrounding area just as much as we do! Telma is a most wonderful host and as she could not meet us on our first day she sent her husband instead - shamefully his English is far better than our Portuguese! The property is quiet, in a good location with supermarkets and restaurants within easy walking distance. Restaurants we recommend are O Marinheiro, Sao Domingos, Jompra and the newly opened Kozhina. For brunch go to Docaria Almeixar, right next door to Sao Domingos (0.66 miles from the villa). This year we have enjoyed watching the goat herder and his goats in the field next door, so therapeutic. We can highly recommend this villa and Telma is such a lovely helpful person - we have already booked next year's trip - feels like our second home :)
  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017