First time Guide to the resort of Torrevieja in Spain

First time Guide to the  resort of Torrevieja in Spain

ABOUT TORREVIEJA
Torrevieja is a city in Spain’s South Eastern Alicante province. Torrevieja is known for its wonderful warm mild climate and its spectacular coastline.  Many Irish and English visitors each year stay in Spain’s holiday rental apartments.
The city of Torrevieja can be accessed by road. Reason being, you are able to make a stop whenever you come across some fascinating view and perhaps would like to take pictures.
The views are breathtaking. Still from a sightseeing point of view you can explore the area by foot beginning at the harbour.
The city got its name from an old tower old – vieja and tower – torre.

TORREVIEJA AREA’S SALT LAKE:
The vast area of Torrevieja and Orihuela is well known for salt production. There are huge salt lakes surrounding the road down from Alicante. Visit the salt industry and learn more about the salt production process.
The city’s economy is based on tourism and fishing. The harbor which is surrounded by many Torrevieja apartments to rent, stunning Costa da Blanca Villas, well known hotels, is home to over 300 fishing boats and over 900 private sport boats. The sight of the boats berthed is magnificent especially when the sun is setting.
Fish is usually auctioned from time to time. The event is usually crowded by locals, it’s quite an interesting event.

TORREVIEJA BEACHES:
After a relaxing day in your Torrevieja Apartment/Villa, take some time and explore the beaches. The beaches are safe to swim off but be aware of the undercurrents which can be quiet strong. Don’t ruin your holiday with a tragedy. While there look out for the warning flags. If you come across a red or yellow flag do not swim, but if you see a green flag dive into the waters. .
As I always mention in other articles, the beauty about visiting a new place is the delights of the food available in the regions. It would be very wrong if you went back to your country of origin without trying out the main staple food of the county of your visit.

SPANISH CULINARY DELIGHTS:
Most of the Traditional Spanish Food is prepared using Garlic, olives, hot and sweet peppers. Torrevieja boast a vast variety of cuisines from sea food, casseroles, sauces the famous Spanish which you should definitely try. Also available are fish soups, cod dishes and lots of other varieties.
The Spanish wines are remarkable, the restaurant’s amazing and the pubs, people are friendly and accommodative. With all this you will undoubtedly have a great and fulfilling time here in this great city of Torrevieja.  Book your holiday rental in Spain with www.goholidaylets.com today.

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Extraordinary beach front area of Meia Praia in Lagos Portugal

Extraordinary beach front area of Meia Praia in Lagos Portugal

MAGNICANT MEIA PRAIA BEACH

The expansive and stunning  Meia Praia beach is a must place to visit while in Lagos.  It is by the largest beach in the Lagos area.  The golden sand stretches all they way from Lagos (the western side) all the way to the Odiaxere River on the eastern side.   If your staying in a nearby  Lagos marina apartment or  one of the many  villas in Lagos a morning stroll on Meia Praia is a worth while experience.   If you measure the beach on Google maps you can see its 5.06kmts.   Nice morning stroll.  You can also visit Lagos Marina.

See more here: https://goo.gl/maps/Lirh8PTUz7D2

Considering the extensive tourist numbers that visit this area of Lagos, Meia Praia beach manages to accommodate each and every tourist visiting the bars and restaurants.  The hotel and restaurants There are also a lot  leisure water sports activities  located along the beach.

We have put some information from Google maps together for you so you can concentrate your search on Meia Praia and the Lagos holiday rentals in this area.

Please use the information to search on google.ie or google.co.uk or ring us at +441213149153.

Hotels.

Yellow Lagos Meia Praia Hotel

See more:  https://goo.gl/maps/Cq7Mq6i64Co

Vila Gale Lagos

See more: https://goo.gl/maps/roBW3tFsjPN2

Restaurants.

Linda The Beach Bar

Estr. de São Roque, 8600-315 Lagos  282 792 146

Bar Quim,

Excellent location on the edge of flat sandy beach adjacent to carpark.

https://goo.gl/maps/sjM2XQmLZoG2

Palmares Beach Club  926 686 355

https://goo.gl/maps/CtShVT1FgCT2

Some excellent  Algarve villa type properties in the area well worth checking them out online.

Gaivota Branca

https://goo.gl/maps/GZfQy4Q1o422

Restaurante & Bar Duna Beach  Pinhal da Meia Praia, 8600-315 Lagos   282 762 091

https://goo.gl/maps/CyDttapYfbm

Bahia Beach Bar,  282 760 149

https://goo.gl/maps/qqcFY3kC7jC2

 

Lagos Restaurants.

THE GARDEN: Located in Portugal, R. Lançarote de Freitas 48, 8600-605 Lagos
Tel: 913 187 142
See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/DSHbKtdh4jD2

The Garden is as it says a very popular open air restaurant at very affordable prices.

NAH NAH BAH RESTAURANT: located in Tv. do Forno 11, 8600-632 Lagos
Tel: 966 207 702
See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/gzTmj7maaiR2

Lagos Water sport.

Extreme Algarve Kiteboard school and kite lessons  918 674 079

https://goo.gl/maps/4qvSmCHxdtr
There are three means of public transport to get to Meia Praia beach from Lagos. Either by walking, by bus or by train. The bus services start at Porto Mos beach heading towards the Lagos bus station all the way to Meia Praia beach.

CENTRAL BUS STATION:

Located in: R. Mercado de Levante 9, 8600-315 Lagos

See more at:- https://goo.gl/maps/pWdurUaTAJt.

Book online today one of the Lagos villas or Lagos apartment.
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How to discover Amazing Tavira Bars

How to discover Amazing Tavira Bars

 Amazing Tavira Bars

Tucked away in the  south east coastline of Algarve is the holiday resort of Tavira. It is a short drive from Faro and very near the Spanish border.  Tavira is a Portuguese town known by Holidaymakers for its white sandy beaches,fine dining restaurants and for comfort magnificent Tavira apartments to rent.  After a day of exploring the town,  step back into Tavira to wind down you will discover an array of bars which offer quite an experience.

Black Anchor

 One of these Irish bars known as the Black Anchor on Rua Borda d’Agud de Asseca is scenic and relaxing with a riverfront view.  Just across from Tavira Apartments, you can pop in have a drink,  catch up on sports and listen to live music. Maybe have a Portuguese Soup for lunch or you can get a takeaway of your staying in a nearby Algarve Villa.

The Old Barrel

The Old Barrel pub on Charles Bonnet Geofisico is another one of Tavira bars with plenty of Guinness, good Portuguese food and reasonable prices.  It is run by a great couple who cater to all your needs and have quite a collection of music to enjoy any day.

As you wind down your visit, you might  come across Santa Lucia sports bar on Antonio Cabreira Street.  The ambience and friendly staff  will welcome you with great service.  You ll find them not short of chit chat  about Tavira while serving you  with great professional skill.  The drinks menu including the cocktails are affordable. You should find it  quite a pleasant experience to have all within close proximity to  Tavira Apartment rental or a Tavira villa to rent.

Book a wonderful holiday in the East Algarve town of Tavira with www.goholidaylets.com.  Who knows you might even get time for a game of golf on one of the magnificent local golf courses. Relax afterwards with a nice Portuguese wine.

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HOW TO DISCOVER THE AMAZING ALAMEDA DA PRAIA DA MARINA VILAMOURA

HOW TO DISCOVER THE AMAZING ALAMEDA DA PRAIA DA MARINA VILAMOURA

Welcome to another article by the team in www.goholidaylets.com.  In this blog article we are looking at area within a  popular resort.  Today we look at  ALAMEDA DA PRAIA DA MARINA in Vilamoura.   Vilamoura holiday rentals and hotels are always in high demand and Alameda da Praia da Marina is in the centre of all the tourist/visitor activity.  Luxurious apartments to rent In Vilamoura upmarket shops and boutiques.

In the area you will also find outstanding hotels like:

Vila Gale Ampalius  https://goo.gl/maps/RRYNMzwq9xq

Crown Plaza Hotel https://goo.gl/maps/yuaJmw1LgJC2

In the nearby Vilamoura Marina

Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Hotel, https://goo.gl/maps/yuaJmw1LgJC2

Renowned restaurants  are also nearby:

The culinary experience in Vilamoura is the like the Golf its always above par.

Portuguese food and Portuguese wine served in ultimate luxurious surroundings.

RESTAURANTE AKVAVIT: Located in Edifício Vilamarina, Loja 4, 8125-403 QuarteiraPortugal Tel: +351 289 380 712
See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/ev9EQCEKT6m

RISTORANTE IL TRIO: an Italian restaurant of note well worth a visit.   One of the benefits of a Vilamoura Holiday rental or a nearby Algarve villa to rent is you can visit a different restaurant.  IL TRIO is located in Rua do Clube Náutico, Edíficio Vila Lusa, Bloco2-B, loja 8, 8125-442 VilamouraPortugal Tel: +351 912 556 155
See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/z1ShAa1NdyK2

BARS:  Vilamoura is famous for its nightlife and if your on ALAMEDA DA PRAIA DA MARINA in Vilamoura your in the centre of the action.   There are great bars around the Vilamoura Marina on a warm evening the atmosphere is full of energy and the buzz of people enjoying themselves.

OSCARS BAR AND KITCHEN: is an English Bar Located Zona Comercial Vila Sol, Vila Sol, 8125-307 Quarteira, Portugal Tel: +351 289 308 828
View more on: https://goo.gl/maps/bKRYprbeaKx

THE IRISH PUB: Located on Centro Comercial da Marina, Lj 61, Vilamoura, 8125 Vilamoura, 8125-022 Quarteira, Portugal Tel: 282 459069
View more on: https://goo.gl/maps/Pvh5QfSqySr

The Brewery  Its views say its a great Irish Bar full of craic and great food.

Marina de Vilamoura 2, 8125-401 Quarteira 289 308 226    See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/vavAxouvyqz

Northwood Bar  Some excellent reviews for this venue.  They its tucked away off Marina. Maybe use the link here to find it.   The cocktails seem to be a big hit at a Fiver each.  Huge praise for the service and Its noted the Portuguese like to hang out here as well

Marina Arcadas, 8125-144 Quarteira  See more :https://goo.gl/maps/HV54qDYxxHP2

Book your vilamoura holiday rental with www.goholidaylets.com and use our blog to find your way around the Marina area of Vilamoura.

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THE JOY OF EATING IN THE ULTIMATE FERRAGUDO RESTAURANTS

THE JOY OF EATING IN THE ULTIMATE FERRAGUDO RESTAURANTS

African Proverb “The sun does not forget a village just because it is small”.

 

Ferragudo

Ferragudo Quayside
View of Arade River from Ferragudo

There are many restaurants in the village of Ferragudo that you can dine in no matter how long your stay.  You could be here just on a Sunday afternoon or on the ferry from the Marina in Portimao or you could have booked a holiday rental in the village.  Whatever the reason there is a good choice of cafes and restaurants, The area has many restaurants,  here we look at a few of them that you can enjoy meals and have a chit chat.

SUESTE RESTAURANT:

The restaurant is located in Rua Infante Santo, 918400-256 Ferragudo, within an old warehouse at the end of the fishing quay. The restaurants serves traditional Portuguese cuisine.

Don’t be deceived, the outside may not look ideal but when you set your foot in the inside is magnificent.  The stones arches, hand painted tiles; murals lining on the wall s make this restaurant’s ambience unique. It’s simple and impeccable, so is the cuisine served. This restaurant is well worth a visit.  Another plus factor this restaurant they are Ferragudo Holiday Apartments and Ferragudo villas for rent built close by.

 

CASABELA:

Ferragudo Casabela
CASABELA Restaurant Ferragudo

The hotel has its own pathway and entrance to the beach and which gives a view the spectacular ocean. A very peaceful place to be.

The restaurant is beautifully decorated in soft colours, the service welcoming and friendly. The menu changes everyday and fresh produce is  used. The lamb is exquisite. Fresh homemade desserts of the region made in-house. There as lovely. fresh homemade jams are also served.

The restaurant is open to all is also well worth visiting.  You also find Algarve villas to rent within easy reach of this restaurant and Ferragudo.   Note the address for the benefit of your satnav.

FIM DO MUNDO: Located in 8400, Rua Dr. Manuel Teixeira Gomes 30, Ferragudo,

Lets start with the staff here there are friendly and very welcoming making you feel at ease.  The food really nice, huge portions and worth every penny. The place is worth a visit, feels like home.  Booking is recommended as the restaurant is at times filled to capacity, you don’t want disappointment especially if you came in for chocolate mousse

RESTAURANT FARRAGOOD:  

This is in Rua Zeca Afonso, Ferragudo 8400 – 211, Portugal. 282 461 236.   Another address for the Satnav.

For service of Portuguese food the Farragood always excels. The owner is charming as he welcomes you into his great establishment. A trick about this restaurant during summer ask for a table overlooking the street but when its cold sit close to the bar where you can just see the busy cooks at work.

The menu is diverse with a list of good Portuguese wine. The prices are reasonable. Try their lamb casserole, grilled prawns, chicken kebabs which are served in great quantities.

The main course comes with well cooked vegetables, salad or chips.  There is a glass of “medicine” which is a complementary drink served to you at the end of the meals.  Farragood is a busy restaurant and early booking on a Friday or Saturday is recommended.

 

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HOW TO ENJOY TASTY CHICKEN SALAD AS PART OF HEALTH EATING

HOW TO ENJOY TASTY CHICKEN SALAD AS PART OF HEALTH EATING

We normally bring you information to enhance your holiday experience in Portugal s Algarve of Spain s Costa Blanca.  We trend our articles towards best places to eat as in restaurants we have researched or experienced.  Occasional if we are recommending a location for holiday rentals and we see swimming in an area should be done with care we will point that out. It does not take from the holiday rental locaton just hopefully lets use proceed with caution.

We occasional display recipes we particular like. Particularly if you can easily prepare in your Albufeira villa or eat on your balcony  in your Vilamoura marina apartment. Hope you enjoy the article and the apartment.

How can you best describe healthy eating?  It is not about strict diet limitations, starving yourself to get that perfect body, or denying yourself from those foods you love.  Rather, we can say healthy eating is about feeling great, feeling energized, staying in good shape and stabilizing your mood.

In this article we look at chicken salad being part of a healthy meal that you can eat no matter what time of the day it is. A meal that you can all enjoy as a family.

A GUIDE TO A HEALTHY CARIBBEAN CHICKEN  SALAD RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 or 2 boneless chicken breast cut into halves.
  • Teriyaki marinade sauce.
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped.
  • Half chopped onion.
  • 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro.
  • 2 teaspoons minced jalapeno pepper.
  • ¼ cup mustard of your choice.
  • ¼ of honey.
  • 1 ½ tablespoon white sugar.
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 ½ cider vinegar and lime juice
  • ¾ mixed salad greens

 

METHOD:

  • Place the chicken in a bowl, and cover with the teriyaki marinade sauce. Let it sit in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  • In a small bowl mix the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno pepper, and cilantro. Cover the mixture and refrigerate.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the mustard, honey, sugar, oil, vinegar, and lime juice. Cover dressing, and refrigerate.
  • Preheat the grill for high heat.
  • Lightly oil grill grate. Place chicken on the grill, and discard marinade. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear.
  • Arrange mixed salad greens on plates. Spoon some of the salsa over each salad, and sprinkle with 1/4 of the pineapple chunks. Break tortilla chips into large chunks, and sprinkle over salads. Lay some of the grilled chicken strips on each salad. Finally, sprinkle dressing over each salad, and serve.

There are a lot chicken salad recipes to choose from.  You prepare what best suits your health.  Enjoy with a nice Douro wine.

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THE BEACHES OF BENALMADENA

The Benalmadena is known for its gorgeous beaches though there are other loads of attractions that you can indulge yourself in while holidaying there. Here are some of the beaches of Benalmadena that you engage in and have some fun.

CARVAJAL BEACH:

Carvajal beach is good for hanging out with family and it can get busy considering there are lot of activities going on.  There are beach bars and amenities to explore; the beach is accessible by train to Carvajal.  There are many high rise building and there are shops, restaurants, holiday apartments and villas within.  It’s a very clean beach therefore, ideal for small kids too. The facilitaties are excellent

MALAPESQUERA BEACH:

This beach is busy, but huge enough to accommodate lots of beach goers.  The beach is located in a central area making it easily accessible by foot, bus or road.  If you choose to drive there is a secure car park, including a spot for the disabled too.  There is a team of Red Cross volunteers who are always standby incase of an emergency.

The Nautical Club is beside where you can hire boats or take advantage of the many water sport facilities. You can get sunbeds, sunshades & beach showers for hire.

ARROYO BEACH:

The beach is named Arroyo de la Miel because of its position at the foot of Arroyo del la Miel village.  The beach is quiet popular for serious swimmers.  The beach has a long walkway, which runs right along to the port and the Marina. Its high standards of cleanliness and excellent facilities have been recognised by the European Blue Flag award.

TORRE BERMEJA BEACH:

This is a beach where the whole family can have fun. Boats and jet skis can be rented out. There is even a beach football pitch set up, complete with goalposts. Whether as player or a spectator, the football adds to the lively, family atmosphere. Volleyball is another option on this lively beach. You can also try windsurfing and sailing or try your hand at fishing.

There are several beach bars and restaurants to chose from and other amenities include; car parking, sunshades and beach beds, showers, public toilets, a children’s’ park and facilities for the disabled.

At the end of a relaxing day at the beach, Benalmadena becomes a great place for nightlife. Whatever kind of cuisine you are looking for, you are sure to find a restaurant that will suit your tastes .

Here are Beaches you ll find on the WEST COAST OF PORTUGAL

Here are Beaches you ll find on the WEST COAST OF PORTUGAL

 

BEACHING IN THE WEST COAST OF PORTUGAL

With a long stretched coastline, Portugal got your back when it comes to beaches.  A large portion of Portugal’s border is made up of long Atlantic shoreline, and there’s a beach ideal for everyone.

You will find bays, sandy Island and cliffs.  For a less crowds on the beach your focus should be on the west coast. There is scores of great beaches.

Let’s analyze some of them:

GUINCHO, NEAR LISBON:

If you prefer your beach refreshing and breezy, Guincho which is just 30 min from Lisbon is your ideal beach. It has an impressive Atlantic tides roaring over the golden sands.

The beach is fitted with a restaurant, serving French cuisine with a combo of local ingredients that deliver a sense of belonging (like you are part of the community) a good hang out incase you have family with you. The view is stunning.  Enjoy meals as you watch the sunset and the waves from the ocean.

Good for walks due to its long stretches. Stay in a Lisbon rental apartment or one of the many stunning Lisbon villas to rent.

PENICHE:

Peniche is mostly popular for its long fabulous town beach. It is surrounded by sea, a running port.  The historic centre makes it pleasant for strolling and the seaside fort where Salazar’s regime detained political prisoners is a place worth visiting if you are interested in the history of Portugal.

Handicraft workers can enjoy Peniche’s specialty, handmade lace and you can watch quick fingers of women at work.

Outdoor enthusiasts with no dispute will definitely love the beaches. All this area also has excellent holiday rentals.

 

Praia dos Buizinhos

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This beach is south of the city of Sines.  Praia dos Buizinhos is located in the quaint village of Porto Covo.  Its in the remarkable Sudoeste Alentejo National Park.  A number of excellent restaurants nearby are O Pescador, Marquês – cervejaria/marisqueira, Zé Inácio https://goo.gl/maps/Mdxt7SMDzSw

The beach might feel remote and empty, but in the months of July and August its gets really busy. It also has nice holiday rental Portugal style nearby.  Try  apartments to rent in Sines as well.

The west coast of Portugal is a home to many more stunning beaches.  Just explore the region identify what suits you, enjoy and beautiful memories from your beach tours in west coast.  Or just sit on the Praia with a nice Portuguese Wine and enjoy the sunset. If searching for accommodation try holiday rentals Portugal.

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HOW TO DISCOVER PORTUGUESE GREAT WINES

ENJOYING THE BEST  PORTUGUESE  WINES

We have continuously wrote about Portugal and what I call its divine simplicity. It is a place when you discover you can never get enough.  From the authentic restaurants, the manicured golf courses, the marina’s, the exceptional  beaches  Coupled with  the stunning selection of accommodation. Check out their 5 star hotels  holiday rental Villas and Apartments to rent in Portugal and the greatest of all the Portuguese wines.  Perhaps you are on a journey to discover that woww!! wine.  This could be the place for you.  Portuguese on a world stage are somewhat on discovered.  In this article we take you some of the best Portugal wines you can sample on your holiday and maybe encourage you investigate with your taste buds further.

 

VINHO VERDE:

Vinho Verde is a region a coastal zone in the northwest whose name goes hand in hand  with the freshness and vitality of the grape and ultimately the  wine. Vinho Verde is a popular and well known wine of Portugal. The Vinho Verde wines have low alcohol content light and refreshing, hence suitable for dining with  seafood. Most of these wines are meant to be drunk right away not waiting for the maturity of the wine.

There are several winemakers that make exquisite  Vinho Verde.  Which means it is readily available for consumption.  If you want to sample some of the region’s more fine wine, get a bottle from Anselmo Mendes or Aphros.  Like make other vineyards they are based in Northern Portugal.  For accommodation check out www.goholidaylets.com you find holiday rentals Portugal or holiday rentals Spain.

DOURO:

The vineyards along the Douro River have been producing world class wines for decades. In the last few years, the dry wines have continued to gain popularity.  Try a dry Douro red wines , white or rose with a wide range of grapes that are used.

The red wines are more strongest and spend a little time aging.  Most of the red grapes that you will see on the Douro are mostly used to produce the red wines.  Give the wines a try you won’t be disappointed and guaranteed of great taste.

White grapes make up only a small fraction of the wines. If you want to try  Douro white track down a bottle of Niepoort’s Redoma Branco. This is a wine that has a special taste, if you like white Burgundy you will be pleased with this choice.

LISBOA:

Lisboa is a small region in the Colares sitting right along the Atlantic Ocean. The area is home to many excellent lavish Lisbon holiday rental villas. This regions makes some truly outstanding wines from the Ramisco grape. The vines meander along the sand dunes to protect themselves against the harsh ocean winds that come from the North Atlantic.

The grapes are able to survive the harsh climate and manage to retain the fresh acidity.  There are lots of good bottles of wine that you can find here labeled Vinho regional Lisboa.  The white wines are made out of the Arinto and Fernao Pires grapes, the grapes are crisp and aromatic.

Casa Santos Lima offers a wide range of wines that are of incredible value.  One thing you should note Lisboa used to be known as “Estremadura”, this name still appears in wine shops and some old bottles of wine.

There is a wide range of wine to take back home with you after touring the vineyards here in Portugal. Still grab a bottle and enjoy in the comfort of your holiday Apartment in Portugal.  Or if you book a holiday rental with www.goholidaylets.com some where like a Villa in Vilamoura you could make a day trip to this area.

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Here is an Introduction to the amazing resort of QUARTEIRA

Here is an Introduction to the amazing resort of QUARTEIRA

QUARTEIRA THE HOLIDAY RENTAL DESTINATION FOR ALL

Quarteira  holiday rental  as a destination is a good choice If you are looking for something more relaxing.  Very much a kind of laid back holiday destination, The majority of your day is spent just lounging on the beach.  The evenings spent socializing in the restaurants and the beach bars, If this sounds then Quarteira is the perfect holiday destination for you. To we fair that can be said of most Portuguese resorts.  Some maybe are more alive than others or maybe different age group choose different locations.  If you have a young family, or teenagers Quarteira is possible be a good place for you to book an Algarve Villa type of accommodation.  The long sandy beaches are ideal for children and the water is calm, making it safe for swimming. There are loads of outdoor activities for the older ones.

Quarteira Beach:

This beach is the usual Portuguese fine sand, and its completely rock free, ideal to take a walk with kids without worry.  A perfect beach too since there are plenty of eating places.  The restaurants offer a wide range of culinary delights to choose from, from the cataplana fish, prawns, caldeirada which is a fish stew, the fish are fresh from the sea, and you can stumble upon local fisherman at work at the western end of the beach.  In relation to beaches it has to be said the Portuguese look after them.   In most resort the Camara (council) clean the beaches each day.

Quarteira is a perfect resort for a family holiday. You can book Vilamoura holiday apartments or amazing Vilamoura villas with  sea front enabling you have a gorgeous view and easy access to the lovely beach and all the cafes and restaurants.

Having had enough of the beach, there are things you can do around Quarteira.  The area is in the centre of some of the magnificent golf courses in the Algarve where you can play without having to travel  far. For the families there are water parks, water sports of all sorts, bowling, tennis, horse riding and karting. Every Wednesday Quarteira has a big gypsy market that attracts visitors from all over the Algarve, so if you like to spot a bargain then this is for you!

If you prefer more quieter activities, you can take a leisure stroll to Vilamoura; it’s not far at all and view the sites at the Vilamoura marina.  There are a number of shops you can pop in and do some shopping and many places to make a stop over for that cold drink.

If all you want to do is relax, enjoy the sunshine, the beach and dinner at a restaurant at night, then Quarteira has everything you need! Enjoy every moment of your holiday at this great place.

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