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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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Recent Reviews

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5 of 5
We loved the large garden - amazing view. Lots of chairs and tables in the garden. We made barbecues one evening and found all the necessary equipment needed. We were a family with our children on a trip. Since our children have passed 20, we will say that this house works perfect to 4 couples. Porto Covo is a really small town. We found it authentic and real portuguese. Several good place to eat out. All in walking distance from house. Several good beaches just 3 minutters from the house We never met the owner of the house. Made all clarifications on mail. Responded to all my strange questions quickly - clarifying and service minded. Thumbs up!!! Other good things about the property: Easy access, good parking for the car, good sofa in the living room, wifi ok, clean No negative comments from us. Recommend the place to everyone
  • Review Submitted: Jul 05, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Thoroughly recommended

5 of 5
Our second stay at Quinta Boavista and it did not disappoint. We never usually go back to somewhere that we have been to before but made an exception here. We enjoyed our visit as much this time if not more than before. We find Quinta Boavista perfect for a relaxing holiday. There are plenty of beaches and places to visit in the nearby vicinity. Sabine, Dries and family are very welcoming and accommodating. Easy to visit from both Faro and Lisbon. There are plenty of restaurants to try in Cercal, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Porto Cove and Sines. We have been back home nearly a fortnight now and can honestly say we miss Quinta Boavista and the Alentejo very much. I can see a third visit will be happening.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016