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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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                                                                                              Wonderful relaxing holiday

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              We had the most relaxing holiday at Monte Das Pedras. The villa is in a beautiful setting on a hillside. It was very clean and tidy, the maid comes twice a week. The pool is fabulous and a lovely size 9x5 approx, the shallow end is 1.25m which was perfect for me as someone who likes to be able to touch the bottom. The deep end was 2.25m which was great for my husband who is a confident swimmer. There are numerous terraces to sit on, including a nice size roof terrace for star gazing. The views from the front terrace are stunning and the garden surrounding the villa is very well laid out. We wanted a relaxing holiday and thats exactly what we got. The driveway is quite steep but its fine in 1st gear. It only took about 30 minutes from Faro Airport. The villa is a nice size and well equiped, there are shutters on the doors and windows and a security alarm which makes you feel safe and secure. We went to the municipal market in Loulé one Saturday morning and loved it. If you like fresh fish this is the place to go and it was very reasonably priced. They also had meat, honey, fruit and veg, wine and a couple of small pottery/gift shops inside and around the outside. Google maps took us to the Gypsy market by mistake, which we didn't like at all. It was stalls put up on a disused building site, fake handbags and purses everywhere. Although there were a couple of nice linen stalls. We drove in to Tavira one morning which was lovely, there are loads of restaurants and a small ruined castle (just some of the outer walls are left) but the view is wonderful and it is free. The villa is only about a 12 minute drive from the large Continente Supermarket on the outskirts of Loulé. We also went to the smaller Intermarche supermarket in Sao Bras de Alportel but preferred the Continente. Angela the owner was very quick responding to any questions I had. There was a small welcome pack which was much appreciated at 11.15pm! We would definitely recommend this villa to friends and family, however if you have any trouble walking or climbing a few steps it is probably not suitable. Thank you Angela for allowing us to stay in your wonderful villa.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                              Wonderful experience from beginning to end

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              This is without doubt a wonderful place to stay, not only is the villa itself such an outstanding property set in a beautiful location but also the owners Barry and Christina had thought of literally everything to make sure staying here would be an unforgettable experience. The quality of everything within the villa is of the highest standard and I don't think there isn't a thing missing, it made our trip to Portugal one to remember and if we were to go back to the area again without doubt we would be staying here.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                              BAGS of Character

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                                                                                              We'd thoroughly recommend this property with the following provisos - be prepared to never stop finding quirky little things about the place - be ready to sit and listen to Lynn's hysterical tales for hours - and brace yourself in readiness to give in to Brian's insistence on frequenting the (very) nearby bar. Brian and Lynn felt like old friends straight away, and were always on hand when we wanted to ask them anything - without being at all intrusive - a hard balance to find. As wussy tourists, being able to call on their local knowledge was invaluable. For us - just the fact that they both speak reasonable English was a major plus. The cottage itself is a little gem - small but perfectly formed - with its own shaded, private terrace, and easy access to all the facilities in the main garden - including the very welcome pool. A car is a must to be able to explore the lovely surrounding area - we'd thoroughly recommend a convertible fiat called Fifi :) Shops aren't too far away - the local bakery is a must, and there's no shortage of restaurants and eateries in the vicinity. Tavira is lovely, and if you have a thing for the macabre - you have to visit Cappa dos Ossa in Faro. (preferably when the city isn't closed for a festival!) In summary - if you've read this review and your dates are available - get in quick! (S&G - we hope this review hasn't resulted in causing you a coronary, Lynn - we'll try not to be so much trouble 'n sh*t next time if we get a discount. Take care M&Cx)
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2016