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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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                                      Recent Reviews

                                      Stunning villa

                                      4 of 5
                                      We have been to this villa two years ago and the reason we booked again The owner Sam is delight to deal with and makes your stay comfortably from start to finish. Since we came last time Sam has made some really welcomed improvements the chill out area with sofas was great and many a lovely evening was spend there The villa and grounds are really stunning and calming Everywhere you look is a beautiful vista Thanks Sam
                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                      superb

                                      5 of 5
                                      Fantastic stay very comfortable villa clean well appointed, lovely bbq area, one of the best holidays we've had for a long time and so close to the beach where they have a superb new restaurant that has recently been opened next to beach. Andrew was very helpful prior to arriving with all information and made us feel very welcome. I don't really want to recommend as it may be booked next year leaving us having to book elsewhere!!!
                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                      Excellent property in an excellent location.

                                      5 of 5
                                      We were a party of 13. We had a 2, 3, and 4 year old, 2 couples in their twenties, 2 couples with children, and grandparents. We all found things we could enjoy doing in the house and in the area around. The purpose of our visit was just to relax at the beach and in the villa with no travelling involved and this was the perfect place. We could walk to the beach in about 10 minutes and there was a great little cafe on the way for the famous Portuguese cappuccino or espresso and snacks. The little ones loved the pool when we were not at the beach and we all enjoyed playing table tennis. The villa itself was clean and comfortable and had everything you could possibly need for catering for the party. The Derricks were really friendly and helpful and sent us directions from the airport to the villa in both English and Portuguese which was most helpful. They called round shortly after our arrival and chatted about the villa and the area and answered any queries we had. The local supermarket and the village high street is about 5 minutes walk away and there are plenty of cafe's and restaurants to choose from. We had a lovely 40th wedding anniversary meal at a restaurant by the beach which the Derrick's recommended. We did not use our own transport and found it easy to book a taxi on line from the airport to the villa. Our party arrived at various times and found the taxi services very reliable, friendly and helpful. The Portuguese are very warm and welcoming. Altogether a great holiday experience!
                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016