Thanks to the mild climate, the white villages, the spectacular rock formations and the wonderful, white sandy beaches the Algarve is a wonderful, popular holiday destination. Each season has its own charm. You should also discover the Algarve in spring or fall, or choose a luxury long stay winter sun in villa Foz do Banho or villa Ribeira do Banho.
The central location of the villa's, in the green hinterland of the Algarve, enables you to discover the Algarve. In all seasons, in all its aspects.
Climate in Algarve
The Algarve has a maritime climate. A maritime climate guarantees mild winters and warm summers in Algarve Portugal. With an annual average of 3000 sunshine hours and 300 days without rain, the Algarve is a wonderful place to spend a holiday. Even in winter the temperature in the Algarve is pleasant: 16-17 degrees Celsius by day. The summers are dry, warm but pleasant with average temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius by day and 18 degrees Celsius in the evening.
The holiday villa’s Algarve Portugal are situated amid the green hills of Caldas de Monchique. Natural park Monchique is the most fertile region of Algarve Portugal and protects the mild climate from northern influences. From the highest mountain Fóia (900 m) you can enjoy a wonderful, panoramic view all the way up to the Ponta de Sagres. Really breathtaking.
From January the fruit trees are in blossom in Algarve Portugal. In spring this region is a true sea of flowers. Both the country estate and its gardens look colourful in this period. In summer it is dry and warm, perfect conditions for tropical plants. In fall and winter both peace and, gradually, greenery return.
The Atlantic Coast offers fantastic scenic beauty. The west is characterized by rough cliffs and an unspoiled nature with many species of bird and plants. The south coast has a golden yellow coastline with wonderful rock formations and wide beaches.
In spite of tourism in the Algarve many seaside resorts have preserved the original Portuguese atmosphere. Old fishing traditions have been carried on and the unique architecture of the small coastal cities still shows traces of the Moorish rule, like for example the old entrance gates and typical, blue painted tile plateaus, the so-called 'azulejos'. The picturesque city Silves, where the castle is illuminated wonderfully at night, shows Roman influences.
Algarve Portugal is mainly known for its golden yellow sandy beaches, clear blue sea, wonderful bays and cosy harbours. The south coast of Portugal offers a wide variety of beaches and seaside towns. This region offers pure nature and peaceful bays on the one hand and lively places with a dazzling nightlife on the other hand.
Lagos is a atmospheric seaside resort with an old city centre, marina and fantastic restaurants. Alvor is another popular seaside resort. This seaside town has an atmospheric centre and is situated at a kind of lagoon. Portimão, with its famous beach 'Praia da Rocha' offers a dazzling nightlife, just like Albufeira, where you will find the ‘golden beach' Praia da Oura.
The coast offers plenty of restaurants, clubs and bars for going out Algarve. The South Portuguese kitchen offers many local dishes and delicious wines. A couple of Mediterranean restaurants are situated within walking distance of the villa. At the coast you will find many restaurants specialized in fish, crustaceans and shellfish. You should definitely try the famous grilled sardinhas from Algarve Portugal.
The Algarve is extremely suitable for a number of activities Algarve such as riding, making jeep safaris, renting trikes and racing on an official circuit. Active, relaxing: There is something for everyone in Algarve Portugal.
The Atlantic Ocean invites you to go sea fishing, surfing and water skiing. The Atlantic Ocean is a water sports Algarve paradise. The high waves are popular among surfers.
Golfing Algarve is a popular activity in Algarve Portugal, which is not surprising with over 60 golf courses in fantastic settings along the coast and above spectacular cliffs. Golfing Algarve is a fantastic experience.
Walking and cycling
Holiday villa Foz do Banho and Holiday villa Ribeira do Banho are situated at the foot of scenic area Serra de Monchique. This volcanic, green mountain chain offers plenty of possibilities for walking Algarve and cycling Algarve. Challenging tours along chestnut trees, pine trees and flower valleys lead you to the top (900 m) with a fantastic panoramic view.
The extremely luxurious wellness resort Longevity is situated within walking distance of the villa. This resort offers wellness Algarve with massages, treatments, therapies, saunas and baths. A wonderful place for a pampering day.
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