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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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Exceptional! 5/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Multiple rentals Apartment #91528
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Excellent! 4.6/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Recent Reviews

Paradise!

5 of 5
Our 8th stay in this lovely villa and its wonderful location! Salema is the perfect place to recharge your batteries and to have a welcoming reception from the locals who greet you with such kindness. The View is a quiet and safe development and the village maintains it's character. Breakfast at Solmar and lunch at Atlantico - wonderful!
  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017

A memorable and relaxing holiday in beautiful Salema

5 of 5
Salema has many attractive benefits as a holiday resort and the villa is quite simply superb. Every amenity is provided for - there's even a BBQ, which we took advantage of on one occasion, having a delightful lunch on the terrace. The two balconies and the roof terrace provided stunning views across the bay. A 30 second walk to the swimming pool, which at times during the week we had to ourselves(!) was a real bonus. It is only a 15 minute walk to the most amazing beach. There are at least 5 good restaurants in the town where the variety of fish on offer is to die for and served by waiters who provided impeccable service. The sea bass and golden bream were as good as anywhere in Europe and cooked to perfection. Sometimes it's the simple pleasures of life that give you the most enjoyment. The cooling Atlantic breeze ensured that the sun's rays never became overpowering and in fact was extremely pleasant (average temperatures we experienced - end of May/early June, ranged from the mid-twenties to early 30 degrees) and cloudless skies were usually the order of the day! Shell collectors would also be at home on Salema's beautiful clean and sandy beach and, the amazing colours of the cliffs and evidence of dinosaurs' footprints, added another magical touch whilst taking a lazy afternoon walk. Another feature of this beautiful location is that it is one of the most unspoilt and peaceful villages in the Algarve. Would we return for another holiday to this beautiful villa in Salema? Absolutely without a shadow of a doubt.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 09, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017