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Make a holiday home in Castro Marim Town your home away from home

Anyone looking for an authentic Portuguese experience can do no better than a holiday in Castro Marim in the Algarve region of Portugal. It offers a glimpse into how the Portugal of yore looked with a series of interesting monuments and buildings of typical Portuguese architecture lining the streets. There are also many cultural events that take place in this town. On top of that it provides the ideal grounds for a golfing holiday. Tourists headed for this attraction-laden locale can make their stay even more enjoyable by booking one of the holiday homes in Castro Marim provided by HomeAway. These include amazing quinta-style villas big enough for large travelling groups and spacious town houses with modern styling. Majority of the Castro Marim holiday rentals are situated close to the beach, making them ideal for sun-worshippers. Even better for those out for a rich tan, some come with private pools complete with loungers.

Things to do

-Historical sites: This town has a rich history having been used as a port for thousands of years. It is reputed to have been the place where the soldiers of the Order of Christ had their headquarters in the 14th century. The Castle of Marim which towers over the town is one of the visible reminders of this illustrious past. It dates back to the 10th century.

-Nature walks: The Reserva Natural do Sapal serves up quite a treat for nature lovers. Within its 2,000 hectares is a dense diversity of flora and fauna, including over 400 plant species and 150 species of birds. Birdwatchers can expect to spot flamingos, sandpipers and different kinds of storks wandering about. While here visitors will get the chance to see salt being harvested in the traditional way from the salt marshes.

-Culture: Visitors who book holiday homes in Castro Marim during the month of August are in for a dose of unique Portuguese culture as this is when the Medieval Fair/Festival takes place. Apart from local artists, many performers come from across the world to participate in musicals, dances and a host of other events. Revellers can also leave with some unique items as blacksmiths, weavers and herb sellers all come with their wares.

-Food and drink: There are oodles of places in this region where visitors can get a taste of excellent Algarve cuisine. At the Restaurante O Infante visitors will find an inviting ambiance emanating from the tastefully done decor. Their palates will be overwhelmed with the divine meat and fish-based dishes helped down with brilliant wine. Another great place to eat is Pezinhos N’Areia. Visitors can treat their loved ones to great seafood here. Their shellfish is to die for.

-Beaches: Castro Marim is not short of places from which to bask, the Praia Verde is one of such places and visitors will be immediately struck by its beauty. At their feet will be a carpet of fine, golden sand on which they can spend hours strolling. When thirst sets in, tourists can resort to one of the beach bars there for refreshment.

Weather in Castro Marim

This locale experiences warm weather throughout the year only broken by a brief cold spell between November and February which is mild by any standards. During this winter, if we can call it that, temperatures remain in the upper teens, going slightly below 15°C on the coldest days. This is the period when most of Castro Marim’s rain falls, with December being particularly wet. But most people booking holiday homes and villas in Marim will be eyeing the cloudless summer skies of the months between June and August. A bottle of sunscreen is advised for such holidaymakers as temperatures regularly soar to 30°C and beyond.

Travel to Castro Marim

The Faro Airport is the closest international gateway to Castro Marim. Visitors coming in from different corners of Europe will be able to find seasonal flights here aboard low cost carriers. There are efficient train and bus connections to Castro Marim from Faro and it will take about 40 minutes to get there from the airport.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Very Enjoyable

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      My wife and I visited in February chasing a little bit of Winter sun. Weather wise, our first 4 days were fine, between 15 and 17 degrees which for me is about as good as you can hope for anywhere in Europe in early February. It was a very wet end to the week though. The Villa itself met our expectations. It's listed as sleeping 4, but for me, it's too small for 4 adults as there is only the one bedroom and then a pull out bed in the living room. Might be ok for kids. There's lots to like about the villa; It's well located and just an easy 15 minute walk down to Cabanas promenade. The villa has a lovely compact garden with beautiful planting and is quite private. There are some sun beds on a nice decking area and a barbecue (not used by us) There is a lovely hot tub that was well used during the week that my wife and I were there, even in the evenings when it was chilly, it was lovely to sit in the hot tub with a beer or glass of wine. There are a few areas noted below that with minimal work and expense would make a holiday more enjoyable for future guests. The bed needs new pillows, we've experienced this before elsewhere. For me villa owners should replace the pillows every season. The shower screen needs to be replaced, it's far too small and water goes everywhere in the bathroom, constant mopping up required. A little bit of investment in new cutlery and crockery wouldn't go amiss. That's it, not really complaints, more suggestions for improvements. Overall, we had a good week in the villa and the photos on owners direct are representative of the villa. The owners were helpful replied promptly to all questions and were there on arrival to explain all the details required. For Cabanas itself, we found it a little quiet in February although I believe it's a very busy place in summertime.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Swim to our heart's content

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was our second stay at this property. This time with 6 adults and 6 ( grand children). As expected the house had been fully arranged to our requirements by the "Purple Parrot group " ." Chapeau!!!!" The lockable pool was very warm and clean. The children spent a lot of time in the pool and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The surroundings are rustic, rural but it was what we like. Shops with all delicacies from Spain ( Ayamonte) and Portugal ( Gastro Marim ) are nearby . The beaches were empty, but for our grandchildren jumping in the waves. ( with live saving jackets!!! ) was an experience thing they are still talking about. .It was the end of the season, but the seawater temperature was wonderful ( to Dutch standards at least) . If possible we are going to return in the near future. You will need a car to get around . We found that Air auto Quarteira provided good cars and good service from Faro airport. Be aware that the check in and all the safety checks can take up a lot of time in Faro in high season . See that you are wined and dined before this check inn . We nearly missed the flight with all the young children still needing some thing to eat. We had a wonderful time in an area of Portugal/ Spain that hides treasures that families with children / grandchildren will love to explore. Rupert and Josee Drenth .
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Fabulous Modern Villa

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was our third holiday at this beautiful, extremely well equipped villa, and it certainly won't be our last! It is ideally located in a quiet area, yet only a 10 minute drive to the historical town of Tavira, with its cobbled streets and fantastic restaurants, bars and craft shops. The quaint village of Santo Estevao is only a leisurely stroll away, or you can make use of the cycles provided. The villa is set in beautifully manicured landscaped gardens, with sea views from the pool and terraced area. There are an abundance of beaches close by, and in my opinion, the best on The Algarve. I would definitely recommend this villa to friends and family.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016