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A relaxing break begins with a holiday rental in Sesmarias.

Beautiful beaches and plenty of sun: these are two of the main reasons why visitors flock to the stylish town of Sesmarias on the Algarve coast. Sesmarias' location, directly on the beach, makes it an ideal choice for those looking to book an aquatic holiday. Another advantage to booking a holiday rental in Sesmarias is its proximity to the bigger, more bustling towns of Albufeira and Vilamoura. HomeAway has holiday rental homes and villas in Sesmarias available, from a Sesmarias self-catering located near the beach with a fully equipped kitchen to a luxurious Sesmarias villa with a swimming pool and terrific view.

Albufeira is a mere three miles from Sesmarias and is a must-see for anyone visiting the area. For those looking to stay closer to the action, HomeAway also has many comfortable rental options in the Albufeira Old Town and near the famous Sao Joao strip. HomeAway also offers a selection of comfortable rental accommodations in nearby Faro, located about 30 miles from Sesmarias.

Things to do

Praia de Sao Rafael:

Praia de Sao Rafael is the main beach near Sesmarias. It is known for its soft, golden sand and crystal clear waters. Limestone formations in the cliffs offer a beautiful backdrop. The beach is family friendly and wheelchair accessible. There is also a café on the beach for drinks and snacks.

Albufeira Old Town:

The Old Town of Albufeira is located just three miles from Sesmarias. Cobblestone streets that wind their way up the hillside are dotted with cafés, restaurants and shops. The Clock Tower is a popular stop; the views from the top are stunning.

Albufeira Strip:

For those looking to party the night – or day – away, the famous Albufeira strip is essential. Countless themed bars, diverse restaurants and busy clubs line the vibrant strip. Many of these locations are open well into the wee hours.

Gale:

The scenic town of Gale is less than two miles from Sesmarias. Its orange groves, vineyards, olive and fig trees add to the town's laid-back feel. There is also a beach, the Praia de Gale, that is popular with tourists and locals.

Golf:

The Algarve region is known for its numerous beautiful golf courses. Golf enthusiasts can choose any one of 35 distinctive courses, most of which offer great views of the coast. The courses closest to Sesmarias are Balaia, Salgados and Pine Cliffs. Tee times can be booked online or over the phone.

The Algarve Shopping Centre:

This large shopping complex is found near the town of Guia, about four miles from Sesmarias. It makes for a nice way to spend a day out of the reach of the sun. Visitors can shop at over 100 stores and there is also a cinema and a large food court.

Weather in Sesmarias

Sesmarias, like the rest of the Algarve region, enjoys a warm climate the whole year round. Temperatures in July and August average about 28-30°C. The days are sunny and rainfall is rare, with warm temperatures extending well into late September and October. Winters are pleasant and mild; temperatures average around 15°C most of the season. Rain is most prevalent in December and February.

Travel to Sesmarias

The best way to reach Sesmarias is to first fly to Faro International Airport (FAO). Flights are available from just about every major city in the UK and continental Europe. From the airport, it takes about 45 minutes via car to reach Sesmarias, located 30 miles away. The drive is simple and scenic along the A22 or N125. The closest bus terminal is in Albufeira. Buses run between Faro city centre and Albufeira and up-to-date timetables are available online.

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Sesmarias Villas & Apartments (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

First Class Villa in a brilliant location

5 of 5
We have just returned from 2 weeks holiday staying at Oasis no.5 and what an amazing time we had! We were a party of 8 comprising 3 couples and 2 children aged 5 & 9. The villa was so comfortable and spacious that we didn't feel like we were in each other's pockets all the time. We paid to heat the pool which was well worth it as we used the pool every day. The rear garden is a bonus and we used this for some chill time away from the pool. Towels were changed and all bathrooms washed out mid week then sheets/towels changed and full villa clean at end of first week which we didn't expect! This place far exceeded our expectations and whilst the photos look lovely the place in reality it is so much more better, if that is even possible! Manfred and Tracy are perfect hosts popping in every few days to see if everything was okay or if we needed anything, this is not in an intrusive way at all. So kind in lots of ways, a run to the supermarket on arrival day, fresh pastries dropped off on day 2, Manfred the "Easter bunny" for the grand kids with the lovely Easter egg and the much appreciated gift to my husband on his 60th birthday.....amazing kindness shown throughout our stay. The short walk to the beach, cliff walks, restaurants and mini markets make for a perfect location. The only time we went afar was for the Slide and Splash and Zoomarine parks. A car is not essential for this villa unless you like to go and explore further afield. A taxi from the Apolina store was €6/7 and return journey to Aldi €16 and the driver even waited for us while we did our shopping. Antonia's taxi service was very reliable and I would highly recommend using them for airport transfers as he knows the location well - my6seatstaxi@gmail.com we used for the parks too as it was cheaper than the park transport given size of our group. Communication from booking through to arrival was excellent and any queries were answered very quickly. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Oasis Villas, safe and secure quiet location but not very far from other amenities if you want them. We will definitely return again, thank you Tracy and Manfred!
  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

Home from home!

5 of 5
We are just home form our third visit to Galemar apartments, and getting ready to book our next visit! The apartment has everything that you need for a stress free holiday with three young children. It is well equipped with everything you would have at home, hairdryer and pegs too! It is also spotlessly clean (thanks!) it is so close to Lorenco beach, which is my favourite beach of the area with its rocks for exploring and looking for fish! We spend most of our time either on the beach or in the pool, breakfast on the balcony looking out at the sea view, bliss! It's just a pity the time goes by so quickly. Tracey makes the booking process so easy, replies to mails straight away and has provided everything you need for an easy holiday. A home away from home!
  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017