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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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Fantastic 2nd visit to Drumlin Villa

5 of 5
We knew what to expect having stayed at the villa previously. I'm pleased to say the standards are still as high as we experienced before. The correspondence with Nuala (the owner) was first class and timely. The local agents, Kerry and Ian, were really helpful and very professional. The property is very well maintained and had everything you could think for a comfortable stay. The addition of Aircon to the downstairs bedrooms was a really pleasant surprise. The Guest Guide had been updated since our last visit and we tried some of the new restaurants listed. Dom Rodrigo's was a good find and Panoramico is excellent for a special occasion. I'm happy to recommend to friend's and family (and anyone who's looking for a great experience in this idyllic part of the Algarve).
  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2018

A stunning villa with everything you could possibly need!

5 of 5
My family and I stayed in Casa Emilia from 14th July - 4th August 2018. The villa is stunning with a lovely feeling of home from home. It was very clean and tidy and felt nice and cool inside. I particularly loved the kitchen area with the most beautiful long marble topped table. The comfortable bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms made our stay even more pleasant. The villa is very spacious both inside and out. There were eight of us altogether and it never felt overcrowded. There are so many areas outside to eat, sit and relax in the shade or sunbathe around the beautiful pool. The upstairs area with its own sitting room, bedroom and bathroom was ideal for the older couple in our group who appreciated a little more privacy. We were all so impressed with the amazing library in the sitting room. If we had known there was such a great selection of books we wouldn't have bothered bringing our own. This area led out to a balcony which overlooked the pool with another very spacious outdoor area with table and chairs and a beautiful seating area with large comfy sofa chairs. Although there were other villas around us we didn't feel overlooked. Without doubt, this is the best equipped villa I have ever stayed in with everything you could possibly need and more. The beautiful sandy beaches are only a few kilometres away and there are so many little towns and villages close by. Cabanas and Fabrica with their lagoons were amazing places to see also. Monte Gordo is a livelier town with plenty of shops and restaurants and still only a ten minute drive away. Tavira, which is about a 25 minute drive away, is also worth a visit. I loved the castle in Castro Marim with its stunning panoramic views. No matter where we went the people were all really welcoming and friendly. Les and Linda, the managers, live close by and were only a phone call away if needed. Les cleaned the pool every 3 days and collected the bed linen and left clean bedding once a week. Although there was no-one assigned to clean the villa over our three week stay, we found it easy to maintain ourselves. My sincere thanks to the extremely warm and friendly owners Bonnie and Barry for all their helpful advice and for their wealth of information and recommendations which made our stay so much easier. We enjoyed eating at the wonderful restaurants recommended and Barry's hand-drawn map was a God send until we found our bearings. We had a wonderful holiday and hope to return in the near future.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2018