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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! 4.9/5
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                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1019624
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                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #1922658
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                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                  Villa #86446
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                                                                                                    Apartment #487353
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Vila Duarte June 2017

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We were a family of 5 staying in June and our expectations of the property were more than met. Telma met with us on arrival and left us with some provisions to start us off, which was a very nice gesture and start to our holiday. we have stayed in this area for a number of times and in various villa's and this one lived up to the standards we expected. for the price we paid we felt is was extremely good value. the property is quiet , in a good location, is better to have a car to help with going to supermarkets etc. would definitely recommend Telma and the property and would not hesitate to stay there again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Fabulous property shame about the other noisy (British) holiday makers at complex

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed at Baia Village early in June 2017. The apartment (26) is beautiful and has every home comfort, it really is as good as it looks online. The spacious balcony has an uninterrupted sea view which is stunning. Nicky who manages the apartment is friendly and helpful. In our opinion you need to hire a car or scooter if you stay here. We walked every day to the shop and beaches and found it very time consuming. None of the locals knew the bus times but said don't run in the middle of the day so we went by taxi to Albufeira and back (Total euro 7 each way)The red tourist bus runs every hour but is euro £18 per person per day, we did not use it as we wanted a chill out holiday at Baia Village. Unfortunately did not get this due to two other (British) families and their five children who thought they had rented a private villa and took over the complex shouting, screaming and talking loudly on mobiles around the pool which they filled with air beds. They moved most of the sun loungers back to their ground floor balcony at night. There is a notice by the pool not to use air beds or move sun beds. There were others on holiday from European countries who were quiet and respectful of others, ideal guests. After two days we gave up sitting and reading by the pool (like being in a rowdy pub) and walked to the many beaches or escaped to Angies's Place bar. What a fabulous bar. Angie and Wilson make all customers so welcome and the food is wonderful. Prices are very reasonable and loved the Prosecco on tap and Sagres beer on tap. We love the area and will return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017