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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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                                                                                                      Castro Marim Villas & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect holiday in a wonderful villa.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Casa Betel is like a home away from home. We have just returned after spending 10 days there and we are all wishing we were still there. The villa has a very homely feel, its like you are borrowing someones home for your holiday. It is very well equipped and had everything we needed. On our arrival it was clean and tidy and during our stay we had visits from the pool cleaner, gardener and cleaners to help keep it tidy. We were a group of 4 adults and 6 children (ranging in ages from 16 to 7 years). The pool was perfect, the kids were in it everyday, morning and afternoon. The garden is split into 2 sections with the pool on one side and the games area the other which works really well. The grounds of the villa are very secure and can be locked up to give parents that extra peace of mind. Andrew was on hand by phone to help with any concerns we may have had, but we had none, our stay was hassle-free. Manta Rota is a small village very much off the tourist track, which was just what we wanted. In the town there are lots of places to eat (we would highly recommend Mars Bar) and buy ice creams - a must for the kids. There are also 2 supermarkets within a 5 minute walking distance where you pick up everything you need. The beach is stunning, so clean and only a 10 minute walk from the villa. It can be crowed but if you just walk in either direction along the shore for 10/15minutes the crowds thin out and its a lot quieter. Its very accessible as well with a long wooden gangplank - we visited nearly everyday. We didn't hire a car but this didn't stop us getting out and about as it is only a 25minute walk to the train station in the next village of Cacela. The trains are very good value for money and were running on time for all our trips to Tavira, Faro and Vila Real. I would highly recommend Casa Betel to family and friends and anyone reading this review. We would definitely return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful villa, very well equipped with everything you could need

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Great place, especially for teenagers. Beautifully furnished and equipped. The cinema room and games room are a great addition. The pool gets deep very quickly so not sure it's ideal for little kids who can't swim well. Plenty of places to go nearby but you definitely need a car. The welcome pack is a nice touch too.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017