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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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    • 2 BA
    • Separate Toilet
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    House #8037956
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 2 BR
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      Apartment #60879
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        • 2 BA
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        Villa #6581367
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          Good! 3.8/5
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
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          Villa #1029630
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            Excellent! 4.4/5
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            • 1 BA
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            Apartment #8035608
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 6
              House #6943939
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              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Apartment #1072494
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Multiple rentals Guest House #6401802
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                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                    (6 reviews)
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    House #12737
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      House #6885089
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                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Apartment #1199369
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                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Apartment #2404796
                          8
                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (5 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #8024347
                            5
                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Villa #8119700
                              7
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                Villa #6521496
                                4
                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (14 reviews)
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                                  • 5 BR
                                  • 5 BA
                                  • Sleeps 10
                                  Villa #812866
                                  14
                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Apartment #1743942
                                    3
                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (5 reviews)
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Apartment #469580
                                      5
                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Apartment #8124401
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 3
                                          House #6940303
                                          2
                                          Viewed 114 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (19 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #91528
                                            19
                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (12 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Apartment #827730
                                              12
                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                House #1922231
                                                5
                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • Studio
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Multiple rentals Studio #1485617a
                                                  1
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Apartment #2642249
                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Villa #6711168
                                                      3
                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Villa #8261373
                                                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Multiple rentals Guest House #1485617a
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            House #6906915
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                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (8 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Villa #8051297
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                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                House #6968200
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                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Apartment #8070091
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #1743948
                                                                    1
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1485617a
                                                                      1
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                        Apartment #516361
                                                                        12
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (18 reviews)
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Multiple rentals Guest House #6401802
                                                                          18
                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            House #8092214
                                                                            2
                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Apartment #8076444
                                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                Villa #8174258
                                                                                2
                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Apartment #8076448
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    House #6968198
                                                                                    1
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (18 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Villa #3619
                                                                                      18
                                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Villa #8000262
                                                                                        1
                                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #91528
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Villa #8035712
                                                                                            2
                                                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 6 BR
                                                                                              • 7 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 16
                                                                                              Villa #1773799
                                                                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #1922077
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  House #1773784
                                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    House #2364869
                                                                                                    9
                                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      House #1324206a
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Loved it

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic Villa with fabulous views - a real find!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A wonderful house - in a lovely location. We stayed for a week with our grown up family - the house is perfectly laid out so that we all had plenty of room and privacy, but ideal communal areas too. Made full use of the pool and BBQ - can't recommend this accommodation highly enough. Great communication with the owner, Linda, too - answered our questions promptly - would love to go back. Salema is such a pretty town too - lovely beach and restaurants. Happy memories made there.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 06, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017