Few places in Portugal have played as significant a part in the country’s history as Castro Maxim. Tucked away in the eastern reaches of Algarve, this municipality’s strategic location between the banks of River Guadiana and the Atlantic Ocean coastline made it useful as a port and as a point of defence for the rest of the Algarve region in the past. History aside, this locale is known for its beautiful countryside and a coastline dotted with pretty, sandy beaches. Tourists who choose to make this southern Portugal resort their place of retreat will be able to enjoy sumptuous holiday homes in Castro Marim Golfe and Country Club thanks to HomeAway. They can look forward to spacious holiday villas embedded deeply in the rural tranquillity of Castro Maxim. Most of these magnificent holiday rentals in Castro Marim and Country Club come with swimming pools for maximum enjoyment of the generous sunshine here.
-Golf: Anyone who books a holiday home in Castro Marim Golfe and Country Club is probably intent on a serious golfing holiday. They will have at their mercy not one, or two but three immaculate 9-hole courses on which to practice their swing. And whenever hunger pangs or thirst arise, as they tend to after an exhausting round, they can seek refreshment at the lovely clubhouse.
-Beaches: The Praia Verde presents holidaymakers with miles of soft golden sands for dreamy seaside promenades or hours of basking on loungers. While here visitors can get a frozen cocktail to temper the effects of the sun or a full-on repast from the beachside restaurant or cafes. Shopping can also be done at the outlets that line this beach. A number of water sports are available to visitors here including sailing and windsurfing.
-Nature walks: Nature lovers will relish their time in Castro Marim as they will find the Reserva Natural do Sapal, a salt and marsh reserve where they will find abundant flora and fauna including over 150 bird species. Being flat and not so tiring to walk, visitors will still have the strength to walk through the town where they’ll find local craftsmen weaving away at their baskets.
-Cultural events: Every year towards the end of summer this locale hosts a celebration like no other in the form of the annual Medieval Fair. People from around the world look forward to invading Castro Maxim to show off their creative costumes relating to that era during this festival. They also relish the live musical performances, dances and re-enactment of historical battles.
-Food and drink: Those staying in Castro Marim Golfe and Country Club holiday rentals need not bother trying to cook with all the top-class restaurants they’ll have around them. For excellent Portuguese specialities eaten in a romantic setting, holidaymakers need to plan to stop by Pezinhos N’Areia. Patrons can expect excellent seafood; their shellfish is quite simply scintillating.
Castro Marim is blessed with superb weather and visitors can arrive in their Castro Marim Golfe and Country Club holiday villas at practically any time of the year and still experience the remarkable Algarve sunshine. Right from March temperatures are in the twenties. They continually rise as summer replaces spring with July and August temperatures averaging between 30 and 33°C. Rainfall is extremely rare during these months. The coldest it gets in this part of Portugal is about 15°C in January.
Most of the visitors to Castro Marim jet into this part of southern Portugal through the Faro Airport. This airport handles seasonal flights from most parts of Europe. When they arrive, tourists will have another 40 minutes to travel by road before getting to their Castro Marim Golfe and Country Club holiday homes. Taxis or public buses can be used for this final leg of the journey. Those coming from Spain can take a one and a half-hour bus ride from Seville.