This beautiful 5 bedroom detached villa, boasts a large outdoor private swimming pool, landscaped garden, brick barbecue area, and is laid out in traditional Portuguese style over three floors, with large terraces overlooking the pool. It has a large living room, a good sized kitchen and dining room that opens onto the shady pergola and BBQ area, and is also fully air conditioned and equipped. The villa is ideally situated between the towns of Monte Gordo and Altura. Just close enough to all the local night life, but just far enough away to avoid the summer crowds! The villa is located in the exclusive Audiencia development, next to Praia Verde, in the unspoilt Eastern Algarve. This area is mainly made up of private villas and has direct access to the beach, on foot (about 5 minutes walk) or by car. Whether you are a golfer, a beach lover, or you just want to relax with a glass of the local wine by a private pool, if you're looking for a relaxing holiday in the sun, this is the place to be.
Athletics and Sport: Close to the villa is the IAAF accredited sports complex of Vila Real de S. António. The complex is equipped with modern facilities that attract top athletes to this region. There is an 8-lane 'polytan' track together with indoor training facilities and a gym with Olympic free weights. Jumping facilities and dedicated throwing facilities are also available, where many other sports are catered for. The Complex is one of the most highly regarded centres in Europe. It is a high performance training centre recognized by the Portuguese Olympic Committee as an Official Training Centre, and attracts a number of professional teams and national squads to the region for warm weather training
Monte Gordo is an established holiday resort with a flat blue flag beach, stretching over 20km. This is ideal for warm weather training sessions. There are over 12km of off road tracks that can be found in the pine forests that lie between Vila Real de Santo António and Monte Gordo
Ria Formosa Natural Reserve: The vast beaches and isles from Faro to Tavira form a natural barrier to the Ocean. Behind are the vast expanses of dunes and after those a labyrinth of lagoons and small sand isles, mud flats and canals. At low tide other salty habitats are uncovered, because the sea penetrates right up to land, forming marches and salt marshes.
With such physical diversity, it is not surprising that the Formosa Estuary attracts such a variety of life forms and provides a wintering ground for many migratory birds. It is one of the most important nature reserves in the network of wetlands that links Europe and sub-Saharan Africa and is very popular with wildlife watchers from all over the world.