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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+)

                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                      Lovely house, 2min walk from amazing beach

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed over for 9 days, including 6 adults and a small child. The house was in pristine condition, very comfortable and with plenty of space for everyone. We spent many hours in the swimming pool and in the terrace at the back. The owners were also excellent in communications and made our stay even more pleasant. The only inconvenience for us was the lack of a baby cot, and protection for the swimming pool and stairs. This would only affect families with small kids, and as long as someone is always watching them it's fine. For those who prefer a quiet time, there is a small supermarket and a restaurant just a few minutes walk that cover most needs. And the beach, right at the end of the street, is absolutely amazing!.. If you want to head to Monte Gordo (the nearest town) in the evening you probably need a car, as it's hard (and very dark) to take the path by the beach at night. All in all, highly recommended for a quiet stay by the beach.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 09, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent location, a 'real' Portual setting.”

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The villa was of very good quality with superb decor and large rooms throughout and had nicely landcaped grounds to relax in. Loved the pool which is big enough to really swim in (unusual in villas with their own pool for rental). The settling was exactly what we were looking for - within a small hamlet of Portuguese dwellings and the locals, who despite speaking little or no English, were extremely friendly and welcoming. We were able to book the dates we wanted (Late May 2017) and had no problems in the booking and confirmation side. The Villa is about 45 minutes from Faro ( straight forward journey, majority via lightly traffic motorway. The instructions given for' to and from' the Airport were very clear and we easilly found the Villa. However you would probably need to hire a car to get to / from the villa and getting around. Being only 15 minutes drive to the border with Spain and 5 minutes or so drive to the lovely deserted local beach of Altura was just what we wanted. Whilst having plenty to do, see and restaurants to eat at close by, it was well away from the traditional British rowdy resorts (areas that we like to avoid). The area has a feel of 'real Portugal' and I suspect this is where they prefer to spend their holidays within the Algarve.There were at least 4 Golf courses within 15 minute drive and numerous more within a 30 minute drive. Played 2 local courses that were both very good but expensive (although managed to get deals via web offers / specials). Both couses very very quiet and had no problems getting tee times. If you like a large spacious villa, decorated and furnished to a high quality in a quiet area and wish to blend in with the Portuguese; then this is right up there.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 08, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017