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Get away on the Algarve coast with an apartment in Castro Marim.

The Algarve coast has long been a popular destination; beautiful beaches and landscapes, as well as interesting local culture brings tourists year after year. For those looking for a laid-back, easy-going place to stay near the Algarve coast, the town of Castro Marim is a terrific option. This town, located near the Spanish border and the salt marshes, offers visitors the chance to explore the sights, sounds, and tastes of a typical Portuguese town. HomeAway has holiday apartments and villas in Castro Marim to suit every budget and type of traveller.

Holiday home rentals in Castro Marim can offer guests just what they want, be it a home with a garden or pool, or a rental that is wheelchair accessible. From a penthouse with a pool to a small rural studio apartment with a garden, HomeAway has a wide selection of apartments in Castro Marim. Child-friendly rentals with internet access, air conditioning, and television for groups as large as eight or ten are just a click away. What's more, travellers who want to expand the scope of their holiday can book holiday rentals in the Faro region or head farther west to Carvoeiro villas.

Things to do

Salt Marsh Nature Reserve:

This natural wonder of Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António covers over 2,000 hectares. Salt marshes, salt pans, and numerous creeks are home to 150 different species of birds, including sand pipers and storks. Various hiking trails lead visitors through the reserve, and the visitors' centre provides guides and itineraries.

Vila Real:

Castro Marim is located just a few miles from the town of Vila Real. This charming town was built in the late-18th century and has a beautiful town square. There are ferries that run across the river to Ayamonte, Spain, for those who wish to visit another country on their trip.

Praia Verde:

Long stretches of undisturbed sandy beach await visitors to Praia Verde. This area is relatively undeveloped, offering bathers the chance to get away from it all. There are, however, shops and cafés nearby as well as a small shopping arcade that make this spot near Castro Marim a great place to enjoy a day or two.

Traditional arts and crafts:

Lace making and basket weaving are still strong traditions and trades in Castro Marim. Visitors can expect to see local craftswomen making fine lace as well as woven mats and baskets for the home. There are numerous stands and shops selling these fine local wares.

Misericórdia (Mercy) Church:

This beautiful church was built atop the remains of the 14th-century Church of São Iago (St. James), which was destroyed by a massive earthquake in 1755. Aside from the ruins of the old church, there are also 17th-century tombs to be found inside.

The Castle of Castro Marim:

This medieval castle is located on a hilltop above the town of Castro Marim. It was constructed as a defence centre during the Portuguese Reconquista. The Núcleo Museológico do Castelo de Castro Marim museum, located inside the castle, explains the history of the castle and town and displays archaeological artefacts.

Weather in Castro Marim

The weather in Castro Marim is typical of Portugal: warm to moderately hot summers with little rain and mild, relatively wet winters. July and August are the hottest months with an average temperature of 28°C. There is little to no rain in the summer months; March is usually the wettest.

Travel to Castro Marim

The best way to reach Castro Marim is to fly into Faro International Airport (FAO), located approximately 40 miles from Castro Marim. Buses and trains depart from Faro, near the marina. Hiring a car or taking a taxi are perhaps the fastest and easiest ways to reach Castro Marim. The drive is straightforward and scenic, and it only takes about 40 minutes along the A22.

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                                                                                                      Beautiful well equipped villa, perfect for families.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from a wonderful holiday at casa betel. There were 4 adults and 6 children ranging from 3 - 8. The villa was well equipped for families and was very spacious. The swimming pool was definitely the highlight for the children and we had difficulty getting them out! The outside eating area was great and used for all our meals. The added bonus of the pool table, ping pong and darts allowed some fun competitions. The local town was a 5 minute walk away and had a reasonable selection of bars cafes and restaurants. The supermarket was well stocked and the local market had some fantastic fresh fruit and veg. The beach was beautiful but busy and we tended to walk down for an hour or so to collect shells and paddle. Overall we had a fantastic time. Thankyou
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Fabulous spacious villa

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We were a three generation large family group (13) and villa had more than enough space for all of us. Rooms were well spaced apart although two bedrooms in basement do not have air conditioning but did have fans. Plenty of utensils pots and pans for cooking. Terrace for eating was fabulous especially with the gazebo to shelter from the 40 degree heat we had when there. Pool was well used by the kids and was cleaned regularly. When we cooked the power used to go off but this is quickly and easily rectified by switching the trip switch in the hallway back on I guess with so many rooms being used, air conditioner running and ovens all going at the same time it's no surprise. We never met hosts however we did contact them to arrange taxis as the numbers provided didn't understand english, however Andrew sorted this for us quickly and the taxi firm were fantastic and we used them regularly. Andrew also suggested before our stay Edite Felix from green rounds for airport transfers which we used and what a fabulous lady. Not only did she do all our transfers she took us shopping using her van so we had plenty of room for groceries. she booked and drive us to a private wine tour then showed us the coast of Algarve from carveiro to Monte gordo stopping in villamoura for lunch. Edite also arranged and drive us all to zoomarine which was a great day as well as as all that she arranged golf for some of our group having arranged everything including clubs for them collecting them early morning and bringing them back late afternoon. Fabulous service! You do not need the extra expense of hiring a car as monte gordo is so close, taxis are cheap (we only used them because of two disabled guests) the local bakery also has the essentials and great place to stop for a beer , wine or even a coffee also serves food until late in the evening. Local beach is stunnng never seen one so beautiful. Our favorite restaurant in Monte gordo was the Blue Parrot and Bar was Nox bar which had a fabulous singer, johns bar was good for cocktails but Nox just had the edge, try their white sangria it's amazing! All in all fabulous villa in one of the best locations on the Algarve, I can not wait to return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017