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Make holiday rental accommodation or a beachfront villa in Salema, Portugal your home away from home

Hidden in a narrow valley in the Vila do Bispo region of western Algarve, Salema is still primarily a working fishing village where brightly coloured fishing boats gleam against the background of fine white sand and azure blue waters. Salema beachfront villas are unlike any other in the Algarve, as Salema really is the last undiscovered beach resort in Portugal. Old fishermen really do sit in the beach mending their nets next to bikini clad tourists soaking up the sun!

Things to do on holiday in Salema, Portugal

Salema is a delightful place to relax. Wandering leisurely through the whitewashed house lined cobbled streets of Salema cannot fail to charm, and there are a handful of excellent little shops, bars and restaurants throughout the village meaning that every whim is catered for. There is also a bustling weekly market from which you can buy fish caught just hours before, extremely fresh vegetables and local crafts. Each morning, fish can be bought from the main square, usually from the back of a small van, so you will never run out of food during your stay in self catering Salema accommodation.

However, most people take Salema accommodation for use of one of the most charming beaches in Portugal, Salema beach. Shaded by steep cliffs, the beach is wide and sandy, and there is always a good spot to relax, sunbathe and swim as the crowds tend to gravitate to the more famous resorts east of Salema. Salema beach is picturesque and unhurried, and there is very little that can beat waking up in a Salema beachfront villa and having breakfast overlooking the ocean. Salema beach, Portugal does provide lifeguards and warning flags for bathers. There is a wonderfully secluded beach just 15 minutes from Salema accommodation too, the Praia do Castelejo, although there really is no reason to leave the vicinity of your Salema beachfront villa. Body Boards, fishing rods, canoes and windsurfing equipment can all be hire directly from the beach too.

Scuba diving is particularly popular from a beachfront villa in Salema, as there is the wreck of a French Man of War lying just 300m offshore, and there are regular dives over the wreck available.

Places to visit on holiday in Salema, Portugal

The nearest large town to Salema accommodation is the tourist favourite, Lagos. Although there is always a huge amount going on in Lagos, ranging from bustling shopping trips to endless water sports, Lagos never seems to get overrun by tourists. Every activity, facility and service can be found in Lagos, and if you are looking for a good night out during your stay in a Salema beachfront property, the short distance to Lagos is well worth travelling.

Weather in Salema, Portugal

The retreat of Salema accommodation is accessible throughout the year. During the summer months, the calm sea and glorious beach are the focus of attention as aver age temperatures soar to around 32?C. During the winter months, when temperatures rarely get below 10?C, a beachfront villa in Salema becomes a peaceful, scenic retreat, far from the hassles of everyday life.

Travel to Salema, Portugal

Faro International Airport (FAO) is an hour from any of the Salema beachfront villas available. There are many transfer options from the airport too, with coach services costing around £12. There are also many car hire companies operating out of the airport as well as good train services to nearby Lagos

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                                                              Amazing place!

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              Beautiful location, outstanding house! Owners very obliging and friendly. Food bought in for our arrival was immensely helpful and thoughtful. The comp,I entry bottle of wine went down very well after a stressful journey and long day to get there. We hope to come back as soon as we can.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Apr 2016

                                                              Second Home in the sun.

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                                                              Me and my husband had the perfect time in this apartment facing the sea. Its very clean and the maid is very helpful. Its very quiet and has a lot of space.The little fisher town is very typical and peaceful, ideal for those like us that want to get away to a warmer place in the winter, both with quality and a fair price. We loved the Algarve and the location of Salema allows one to travel around the towns nearby which are very pleasant. I definitely recommend this to my friends and leave my thanks to the owners. Kind Regards, Doris
                                                              • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jan 2016

                                                              Fantstic apartment great location

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                                                              We have used this apartment at least twice and have already booked it for 2016. First stayed in Salema in the 1980's and it has not changed much . If you want a quite holiday and no noise then this is the place. Fantastic beach and the apartment is only 5 mins from the onsite outdoor pool. There are no noisy bars but there are some beautiful restaurants. There is also a small cafe/snack bar 2 mins from the apartment and it is run by a lovely woman named Martha.The women on reception are very helpfull to. The only downside ,and it isn't If you you are reasonably fit, is there is a hill for about 50 meters back up to the complex. But do not let that put you off.If you want a holiday doing nothing then this is the best place to come to. I have been to Portugal about 40-50 times and for peace and tranquillity there is no better place. Looking forward to the holiday in June and for many more to come. Thank you John and Christina for this beautiful gem.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2015