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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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              Villa #67324
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                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                Villa #67802
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    Villa #1672635
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                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  Condo #8019485
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                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        Condo #777348
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          Villa #66304
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                                            Villa #66309
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                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              Villa #8025283
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                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                  Villa #66483
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                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                        Multiple rentals House #6649275
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                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              Villa #405670
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                                Apartment #513226
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                                                                                    Villa #1745353
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                                                                                      Villa #6576125
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                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                        Bungalow #1681199
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                                                                                            Apartment #8012155
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                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #6649275
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                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                                  Villa #1107832
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                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect for the family - would book here again

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Being a first-timer, we did have reservations about the property and location but thankfully everything met our expectations. The villa is located in a rural area so the closest supermarket is a 25 min walk away or 5 mins by cab. The taxis are very prompt and arrive within 10 mins, however the return journey back to the villa was troublesome - I had the location of the villa pinned to my offline Google maps so had to direct many drivers back to the location. The villa itself was immaculate, we had the bare essentials provided when we arrived which included, milk, bread, eggs and other bits which was nice. The rooms were clean and everything was as we expected it to be. We had cleaners at the villa 2-3 times in the week we were there . The slight issue we did experience was hot water which seemed to only run hot during the afternoon - dead cold in the morning. We did contact the management regarding this but on the first day the office was closed, on the second day nobody was answering the phone, when we finally did make contact they sent a plumber around to address the issue - as he explained the hot water is supplied via the solar panels on the roof - this was switched over to use both electric and solar power which corrected problem a few days later. Wifi in the house was available in all areas and the speed was steady and enough for our 7 -8 devices. If you are travelling around the area then I would recommend a hire car as this would save on taxis. Arranging a transfer from the airport cost us 75 EUR each way via taxi (7 seater) so this was slightly more than expected. The local supermarket (Apolonia) is the equivalent of UK Waitrose so prices are more expensive here than you would find in Lidl/Aldi which are a little farther away. Overall, we had a nice holiday, the kids enjoyed the time at the villa with the pool and play rooms as did the adults. The booking process was easy, and our arrival/departure process was laid out clearly so we had no issues. Highly recommended
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Fabulous!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were a group of 3 couples and 3 babies. This villa was ideal; spacious, modern, clean with comfortable sitting and dining area for our nights in, we cooked and got a few take aways. It was great to have a heated pool for the babies. The location is perfect for a relaxing holiday, a lovely restaurant nearby, O'Marinheiros, and the beach is a 5 min walk away with a lovely beach bar that looks over the sea. There are a few places to eat nearby too, and albuferia is a 10 min ride in a taxi. Had a great time, would definitely recommend!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017