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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Santiago do Cacem, Portugal your home away from home

Lying on the shores of the Atlantic, Santiago do Cacem is a beautiful tourist resort that promises the discerning tourist a lot but delivers even more. We’re talking here of breathtaking landscapes teeming with diverse species of flora and fauna, traces of intriguing ancient architecture and plenty of outdoor activities. Visitors to this popular tourist destination will find that it has a plethora of accommodation options to suit their exact needs, be they backpackers or travelling as a family. 3 to 5 bedroom holiday homes facing the beach are available for those who will be taking their friends or family with them. Such groups can also lodge in tidy cottages with large compounds or large villas with private pools. Backpackers can make use of comfortable single bedroom units.

Things to do on holiday to Santiago do Cacem, Portugal

It’s hard to separate the word ‘holiday’ from sun-washed beaches and swaying palm trees and tourists headed for this Portuguese municipality will not be disappointed in this regard. In Fonte do Cortico they will find one of the region’s prettiest beaches topped off with lovely sand dunes; the perfect setting for leisurely strolls and sunbathing. The Rio de Figueira Park provides lovers of sport with a feast as there are facilities here for volleyball, tennis, swimming and badminton as well as swings for the kids. Shoppers will be thrilled at what Santiago do Cacem has to offer; apart from the usual shopping malls and designer fashion outlets, visitors can buy beautiful wooden and ceramic artefacts.

Places to visit on holiday to Santiago do Cacem, Portugal

While this city is packed with attractions, a visit here can’t be complete without a trip to the majestic Castelo de Santiago do Cacem which sits on a hill. This magnificent structure was initially built by Arabs but later reconstructed in the 12th century by Christians. Its cubic turret particularly stand out. Next to it is the 13th century parish church that owes its origin to the Knights of the Order of Santiago. Another castle, Castelo Velho, is found on the east of Santiago do Cacem and dates back to the late Neolithic times. While still on this historic discovery trail, visitors will want to also see the Roman ruins of Mirobriga. Looking at the walls and pillars that still stand amid patches of grass, it’s hard to believe that they date back to the Bronze and Iron Ages. Nature lovers are advised to make their way to Badoca Park where they will see plenty of wild animals. All they need to do is take a guided jeep ride through the park to see buffaloes, ostriches, llamas, tigers, giraffes and even kangaroos, among other species ambling about and feeding in habitats that are as close to their real homes as can be. Those with kids will be delighted to note that the park has a playground built specifically for them.

Weather in Santiago do Cacem, Portugal

The perfect holiday weather that prevails for the majority of the year in this part of Portugal has made it a favourite among holidaymakers. From April to October visitors can expect warm to hot temperatures that remain above 20°C and soar above 30°C in the peak summer months of July and August.

Travel to Santiago do Cacem, Portugal

Visitors flying into Portugal will more often than not land in Lisbon’s Portela Airport (or simply Lisbon Airport). From here they can drive down the 57 miles to Santiago do Cacem or connect to the smaller Sines Airport by a chartered airliner. At the Lisbon Airport they can hire a vehicle from Europcar, Hertz and other established car rentals or simply hail a taxi.

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                                                                                                      Beautiful! Very atmospheric and unique. Lots of charm and character but good modern facilities.

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                                                                                                      Windmill Hill is just as it sounds ! A windmill on a hill overlooking beautiful countryside and when the weather is fair, a sunny spot to relax and unwind. The Mill, Annexe, garden, courtyard and pool were well maintained and would comfortably sustain a family holiday for 6 particularly in the summer months. Our visit wasn't blessed with best weather sadly but this did not detract from the beauty of the setting or the hospitality that the Mill afforded us. It was pretty chilly in the evening tho' and blankets and hot water bottles ( provided at the property) were put to good use as were the heaters. Cosy inside once the heaters kicked in, the kitchen was simply but well equipped and family suppers were enjoyed around the beautiful large dining table. Fred, the manager, was welcoming and helpful and showed us around on our arrival. The owners were also very helpful and responded to queries efficiently and courteously. We would definitely recommend Windmill Hill to anyone wanting to enjoy peace and tranquility and beautiful countryside. Being almost a two hour drive from Faro it had the additional benefit for us of being removed from the tourist areas. Few people spoke English so it felt that we were experiencing a true taste of Portugal . It is a beautiful place to stay and we highly recommend it.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 09, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2016