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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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                                                                                                      Beautiful villa with outstanding views.

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                                                                                                      The views are stunning and the position is private, with good accessability to the rest of the Algarve. The Kitchen is very well equipped and we really liked the facilities provided. All of the rooms are spacious and the villa is extremely clean and tidy. The swimming pool is the perfect size for a large group. We found this villa to be almost faultless. There are some great restaurants close by, however you may need a car, there is an excellent restaurant within walking distance. The beach in Altura is stunning, golden sand and crystal clear water. Kate the lady who manages the villa is extremely freindly and very helpful. We hope to return very soon.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely villa and amenities but needs some updating

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      When we finally found the villa (we weren't told to look for the villa name rather than its number) it was just what we hoped for....spacious, clean and with all the amenities you would expect. Kids loved the swimming pool and outdoor games and it wasn't too far away from all the local facilities as long as you had a car. We did find that a large proportion of restaurants and holiday attractions had already closed down for the season but for us that wasn't a major problem. Weather was all we hoped for and the neighbours and locals very friendly when looking for help or advice. We would certainly recommend the villa to anyone but some upgrading of facilities need addressing. The TV is an old model and doesn't allow the kids to plug in any games or cables, the double beds are squeaky when you move and therefore don't give the best nights sleep (not helped by neighbours dogs barking...see other reviews) and the kitchen facilities aren't geared up for large parties even though it is a 10/12 birth villa. In particular not enough big pans to cook a meal in and the fridge space for large parties is limited. I have to stress these are minor details in order to make the stay even more enjoyable and they certainly wouldn't stop us from returning, just a little more attention to detail feedback
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017