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Sao Bras de Alportel holiday villas make for a relaxing trip.

The region of Sao Bras de Alportel is one of Portugal’s fastest growing tourist destinations. It is located some 11 miles from Faro and has an interesting history: originally a Roman settlement, it was later inhabited by the Moors. Sao Bras de Alportel's architectural style is a mix of old and new, with typical white Algarvean houses found among grand old merchant houses from its wealthy past as a centre for cork production. Today, Sao Bras de Alportel is a centre for tourism. Whatever it is that lures a traveller here, all it takes is HomeAway to find a apartment in Sao Bras de Alportel.

Be it a luxurious Sao Bras de Alportel villa with an amazing view of the sea, or a Sao Bras de Alportel rental home for multiple families where everyone can barbecue in the garden by the pool, HomeAway has got the right accommodation in Sao Bras de Alportel. Travellers can also find accommodations in Faro, and those looking to stay right on the beach can find a selection of holiday homes in Carvoeiro.

Things to do

Fonte Férrea:

The Fonte Férrea is a charming picnic area located just north of Sao Bras de Alportel. Numerous fresh and cool spring water pools provide refreshing relief on those hot summer days. The scenery is impressive and the location is family friendly. It is also the site of a summer music festival each August.

Zoomarine:

This family fun location is found in Guia, about six miles from Albufeira. Dolphin and sea lion shows run throughout the year, providing fun for children as well as adults. There are also birds of prey and tropical bird shows. Numerous stands with food and drink can be found throughout the park.

José Nobre home and museum:

One of the most famous people to emerge out of the Sao Bras de Alportel area was the painter José Nobre. His home is now open to the public in the form of a museum. Personal artefacts as well as paintings are on display in this interesting museum.

The City of Faro:

The city of Faro is a mere 11 miles from Sao Bras de Alportel, making it an easy day trip. A stroll around the old city, or 'Cidade Velha' is fun, as is a stop at the Faro Cathedral. The restaurants and shopping are great.

Centro Museológico do Alportel

The Centro Museológico do Alportel was founded in 2005 and is a space dedicated to outlining the unique history of the region. It also serves as an event centre and houses numerous exhibits, concerts, and meetings throughout the year.

Sao Bras de Alportel church:

This beautiful church was originally built in the 15th century but was completely demolished in the devastating earthquake of 1755. What visitors see today was built after the earthquake and completed in the 19th century. From the church, guests are offered spectacular views of the countryside.

Weather in the Sao Bras de Alportel region

Summers in Sao Bras de Alportel are warm and sunny. Average daytime temperatures range between 27°C in June and upwards of 30°C in late July and August. The sea is delightfully warm in summer with temperatures between 22-25°C. Rainfall is uncommon between June and September. Fall and winter are generally mild with temperatures around 12-17°C.

Travel to the Sao Bras de Alportel region

Sao Bras de Alportel is about 11 miles from Faro Airport (FAO). Direct flights to and from most major European airports are available year-round. To reach Sao Bras de Alportel, hiring a car or taking a taxi is the easiest option. The N2 highway guides drivers directly to Sao Bras de Alportel in about 20 minutes. There is no train station in Sao Bras de Alportel, though there is a bus station with regular services to and from Faro.

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    Exceptional! 5/5
    (26 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 7
    Villa #405089
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilets
      • Sleeps 6
      House #1881371
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (24 reviews)
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Cottage #8041529
        24
        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Cottage #8080054
          11
          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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            • 3 BR
            • 4 BA
            • Sleeps 7
            Villa #6878414
            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
              • 4 BR
              • 4 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              Farmhouse #8139912
              1
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (8 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #1435546a
                8
                Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 5
                  House #2595030
                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Villa #4018428
                    3
                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Villa #2165458
                      1
                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (29 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 7
                        Farmhouse #424820
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                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (15 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Farmhouse #424825
                          15
                          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (23 reviews)
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 7
                            Villa #443046
                            23
                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 4 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 9
                              Villa #6972121
                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 3 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Villa #6085727
                                4
                                  Very Good! 4/5
                                  (9 reviews)
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 5 BA
                                  • Sleeps 10
                                  Villa #1421214a
                                  9
                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (3 reviews)
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 7
                                    Villa #6884507
                                    3
                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (6 reviews)
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 3
                                      Cottage #8127949
                                      6
                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (7 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Villa #1055131
                                        7
                                        Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Villa #8052711
                                          1
                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 7
                                            Villa #8000389
                                            3
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              Cottage #6534855
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #1455309a
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  Farmhouse #8002276
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                                                    • 5 BR
                                                    • 4 BA
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                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                    Villa #8142450
                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Chateau / Country House #1896780
                                                      2
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
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                                                        House #1441443a
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          House #1544810a
                                                          Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            House #1887957
                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (14 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              House #2340341
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                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                (15 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                Cottage #8017071
                                                                15
                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Villa #1241135
                                                                  7
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                                                                    • 7 BR
                                                                    • 5 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 14
                                                                    Villa #867804
                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                      Villa #8081566
                                                                      7
                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        House #1519980a
                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Villa #12179
                                                                          8
                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                            (17 reviews)
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 4 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Villa #895101
                                                                            17
                                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 5 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                              Villa #8015729
                                                                              5
                                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
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                                                                                Villa #831098
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
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                                                                                  Villa #6463533
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
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                                                                                    Villa #8122946
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                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (39 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                      Villa #59472
                                                                                      39
                                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
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                                                                                        Villa #1649297
                                                                                        1
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Cottage #1807861
                                                                                          1
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Cottage #6910677
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                                              House #2396276
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                                                Villa #1970121
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Villa #1768210
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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Nestled in the hills, gorgeous location

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Lovely villa in quiet and beautiful surroundings, it's got everything you need and we had such a relaxing time. Thank you for the provisions when we arrived, gratefully received as our flight was delayed and all the shops were shut. Perfect week, we would highly recommend staying here!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                  Lovely, relaxing holiday

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We have just returned from a wonderful week at Casa Violeta. We fell in love with the place from the start. In fact on the first morning we woke up and started wondering if we would be able to visit again. We began to worry that with so many returning visitors, it might be difficult, so we booked for next year before we got out of bed ! We arrived to a warm welcome from Mags and Ian, and a fantastic welcome pack. It was pouring with rain, but later when it stopped we had a swim, then sat in the hot tub listening to the birds and enjoying the uninterrupted views. The log fire in the evening was very welcome on the cooler evenings. It was showery most of the first day but we put the outside canopy up and sat watching the sky change. The pool was just right at 23 C and we used it every day. The views from the house are amazing. It looked lovely in the photos online, but it isn't until you get there that you realise there is a nearly 360 degree view over beautiful countryside. Almost all of it is not overlooked at all. The garden is full of birds, there were golden orioles, owls at night, and nightingales singing in the valley below. We spent a good deal of time doing not very much. We were also pleasantly surprised how many walks we could do directly from the house. It was lovely to spend whole days without using the car. The flowers are spectacular this time of year and the whole valley is humming with bees. We had spent a week on the coast before coming to Cova da Muda and some of our favourite places are only a short drive away - in particular Praia do Barril and Olhao. We really enjoyed a ferry trip to Culatra from Olhao. Sao Bras de Alportel market was fun and we stocked up on local food as we love to cook. We had barbecues on several evenings. There are some restaurants close by too - we love traditional Portuguese cooking rather than the more English fare often found on the coast. The house itself is perfect. Very well stocked with everything we needed, including books and DVDs. We barely switched the tv on though, as we could not drag ourselves away from the views. We are looking forward to next year.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: May 2017