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Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Sao Bras de Alportel also enquired about villas to rent in Albufeira, Marbella holiday apartments and Sardinia villas

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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                                                                                                Recent Reviews

                                                                                                Perfect family villa

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                Lovely family villa with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable, relaxing week. Villa is very clean and the pool cleaned twice a week by George. Excellent communication from the owners on where to eat, whats on and directions to the villa and lots of information in the villa too. Car is essential, enjoyed visiting Tavira, Faro and surrounding areas. Will definitely be visiting again.... soon! :)
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                a great holiday

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                One of the best weeks holiday I,ve had, certainly the most peaceful. The welcome hamper was amazing...Views over the hills were breath taking, especially relaxing in the hot tub. The pool, gardens, and terraces were magnificent. The villa was spacious, clean and very comfortable. Mags and Ian are very good attentive hosts Would return in a heartbeat
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                Fantastic experience

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                Having read the description of the Villa in advance and seen all the pictures, the Villa exceeded all of our expectations. Although the pictures of the villa are spectacular it doesn’t prepare you for the Wow -factor when you walk through the front door. The descriptions, layout and all facilities were perfectly described, the property was in excellent condition and extremely clean. When we walked in we were impressed by the light, spacious and stylish interior. The villa is amazing, plenty of room. The accommodation is furnished to a very high standard and is very comfortable, The decor is very tasteful and fitting to the house, whose architecture gives a beautiful feeling of space. The kitchen is very well equipped for eating in, cable TV and wireless internet are available, the house is fully airconditioned. The outside space was spectacular. The swimming pool was excellent and is quite large for a holiday villa. The pool is suitable for all abilities with steps down and as well as a superb outdoor BBQ. We were also very impressed with the garden, which is large, well maintained, quiet and secluded. The owners have gone to great lengths to make it more like home from home. We enjoyed a lot to be in the house, on the terraces in the garden or in the pool! The view up to the ocean is gorgeous!T A wonderfull, modern house with all commodities in a quiet neighbourhood, very well maintained and cared for. The owner provided first class customer service, answering all my questions, returning phone calls promptly. The housekeeper was very nice and helpfull. The garderner and the maid are excellent and keep everything very good maintained. The driving distance to town centre is about 5 min. and the beach in aprox. 20 min. Faro is a wonderful town with fab shopping, wonderful seafood restaurants and bars. Close to the villa inn 5 min driving distance are 2 mercados for your provisions. If you're looking for a stunning Villa in a quiet location then this is it. If you are thinking of booking - don't hesitate you will not be disappointed. We can highly recommend this villa throughout the entire year. We had a great holliday (we were 6 persons) and we will definitely be re-booking and we have no hesitation in recommending this villa to potential guests! We’ll come again as we had such a fantastic experience.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Oct 2016