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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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                                                                                                      Excellent apartment, convenient and quiet location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The apartment was well equipped and comfortable. Large patio area which got the sun from mid morning until late afternoon. The train station is next door which was very convenient for visiting other areas. We did quite a lot of cycling on back roads and tracks through orange groves etc. The local shops were well stocked at very reasonably prices, a large shopping mall "Gran Plaza" in Travira was a 40 min walk or 20 mins on a bike. The sea front in Cabanas with restaurants and shops was a 20 min walk but there was also several restaurants and bars closer to the apartment . Well recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent Village, Fantastic Apartment.

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                                                                                                      We have rented properties all over the world and this apartment is fantastic. Everything has been thought of and it was spotlesly clean and tidy. There is a lovley mezzanine bedroom and a beautiful lounge plus a funky kitchen with a breakfast bar. The apartment has air conditioning and a georgeous swimming pool where we spent a lot of time. You only a few minutes stroll from all the action and there is a huge choice of places to eat .The owners are a delight to deal with full of info and always get back to you asap. Also Mark who met us on arrival is a great guy and very helpful. If we could give this place more than 5 stars we would. Thank you Mark and Agnes. We hope to be back soon . Beverly and Dave.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      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