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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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                                                                                                      Castro Marim Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful well equipped villa, perfect for families.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from a wonderful holiday at casa betel. There were 4 adults and 6 children ranging from 3 - 8. The villa was well equipped for families and was very spacious. The swimming pool was definitely the highlight for the children and we had difficulty getting them out! The outside eating area was great and used for all our meals. The added bonus of the pool table, ping pong and darts allowed some fun competitions. The local town was a 5 minute walk away and had a reasonable selection of bars cafes and restaurants. The supermarket was well stocked and the local market had some fantastic fresh fruit and veg. The beach was beautiful but busy and we tended to walk down for an hour or so to collect shells and paddle. Overall we had a fantastic time. Thankyou
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely villa, pool, equipment, location out of the town, quiet

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything it said, well proportioned rooms, kitchen etc. Pool lovely, you could swim lengths, nice sunbeds and umbrellas.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017