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Make a holiday apartment in Raposeira your home away from home

Raposeira is one of the small localities that make up the small town of Vila do Bispo which, in turn, is part of the Algarve region of southern Portugal. Vila do Bispo is a town that marries the new with the old with a town centre characterised by medieval architecture and surrounded by more modern constructions. In addition to a plethora of attractions, visitors staying in Raposeira holiday homes will have many restaurants to choose from. They will also be close enough to the locality’s pristine beaches to be able to embark on basking sessions without any trouble. Staying in the Raposeira holiday homes is a great experience in itself as the villas and apartments are spacious, tastefully furnished and surrounded by immaculate yards. Some of these Raposeira holiday rentals have swimming pools and command spectacular views.

-Beaches: The uncrowded beaches of this part of Algarve provides a unique experience for visitors as they ingest amazing views. This part of Algarve is blessed with beautiful countryside which features stretches of unspoilt beaches, over 20 in total. Those looking for a secluded spot for a romantic beachside picnic will find plenty of these here.

-Water sports: There are a number of exciting activities those staying in Raposeira holiday homes will have access to. These include scuba diving courtesy of a number of diving centres which provide both lessons for beginners and the necessary gear. During the cooler season visitors will find perfect surfing conditions.

-Golf: Vila do Bispo is home to a lovely golf course in the name of Parque da Floresta. This picturesque facility is located on a hillside and is dotted with palm trees as well as a number of ponds and rivers. Both amateurs and more seasoned golfers will enjoy the bunkers and other challenges presented by the course.

-Historical attractions: History buffs won’t have to travel too far from their Raposeira holiday homes to behold the majesty of the 18th century church whose tower dominates the Vila do Bispo landscape. This edifice is simply a work of art; on the gilded altar is a captivating statue of Our Lady of the Conception and there are wonderfully decorated blue tiles that cover the central nave. The town itself, with its quaint, whitewashed houses and narrow streets, is a picture of medieval existence.

-Ancient fortress: For another history lesson visitors should visit the fortress that is said to have been built on the site of Saint Vicente’s grave. This structure houses a lighthouse that is an improvement on a beacon installed in 1515 to guide ships safely to shore. Also within the fortress is a monastery of Hieronymite Friars.

Weather in Raposeira

The weather in Raposeira is pretty much what one will get in most parts of Algarve; temperate, mostly sunny with mild winters. In winter temperatures average around 16°C and even then, apart from November, there is little precipitation. Of course most tourist will want to take advantage of them warm Algarvian summer and will hence book holiday homes in Raposeira between June and August. At this time of year temperatures average between 24 and 27°C and there is practically no rainfall.

Travel to Raposeira

As part of the Faro district, Raposeira is not far from the main international gateway into Algarve, the Faro Airport. On arrival at this airport visitors will have a less than half-hour trip by road to their Raposeira holiday rentals. This can be made by bus or by taxi. The latter will obviously be the more expensive and faster option.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great Autumn Break in Alvor

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Not having been to Portugal for 25 years we chose more on outward appearance rather than the town or location. The apartment is a really good-sized property that is well-presented throughout. The kitchen is well-equipped and there's a decent patio and access in to the communal gardens. The entire complex is well looked after, we saw the grounds maintenance guys on at least 3 occasions in our 1-week stay. The only disappointing thing for us was the amount of traffic noise from the adjoining road & junction. I guess that compared to where we live it sounded noisy, however others may not worry about this. The complex is approx. half-a-mile from the centre of Alvor, so access to the wide variety of decent restaurants & bars is a breeze. Alvor itself is a really nice town and is not over developed like nearby Portimao (we visited Portimao one day & left within 30 minutes!) but you won't find karaoke bars and discos if that's what you're looking for. The nearby beach (10 mins) is golden sand and about 3 miles long. Plenty of space for us in October but suspect that it gets really busy in July & August. Also close by is the nature reserve, which has good pathways & boardwalks so that it can be enjoyed by young & old. We enjoyed our stay, we'll probably go back to Alvor & we will consider this property again when we do.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 08, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Great apartment in the heart of Lagos.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Well equipped apartment minutes from the old town walls making everything in easy walking distance of beaches, supermarkets, shops and restaurants of which there is a huge choice. The underground parking was a bonus but a car isn't necessary if you are happy arranging your own transfers.Joining instructions were clear and easy. Liked it so much we have already rebooked for next year which is something we haven't done before on regular trips to the area. The only minor downside comment I would make is that the BBQ was tiny so we had to forego the usual cremation activity and as our bed at home is a superking size the standard double in the main bedroom was cosy. That said, overall a great place making a super holiday. Thank you Veronica. Au revoir!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 04, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017