HOW TO DISCOVER THE MAGNIFICENT PORTUGUESE TOWN OF SILVES

HOW TO DISCOVER THE MAGNIFICENT PORTUGUESE TOWN OF SILVES
Silves churches
Silves Cathedral

It is in contrast to its historical past in the era of the North African Moors, from around the 700—1200AD.  In those times  Silves was a central city of Moorish activities.  However, in this era, Silves is a quiet town that is well-situated in Western Algarve around the foothills of the Serra de Monchique Mountains.  Fantastic locations for a tranquil holiday.  Stunning holiday rentals nearby.

 

A Thing or Two About the Silves Town

The town is marked uniquely by the presence of Silves Castle,  with impressive entrance gates and red-coloured brick walls that bear the semblance of ancient forts.  In the distance Silves Cathedral.

In this age, it would be inaccurate to talk about Silves as a place of a hurry. It is characterized by far lesser activities than the coastal area of the Algarve. However, there is one thing that the town is renowned for its number of tourists and visitors, especially for those who have a thing for history and antiquities.   Check out the accommodation, holiday rentals in Silves are wonderful and plentiful.

Praia do Salgado Albufeira
Albufeira Beach

Why Should You Visit Silves?

If you are in search of a location to find the deep and rich history of Portugal, then you should visit Silves. It represents a view of most of the country’s history. The ambience of Silves town is a unique one, different from what you get in other parts of Portugal. It stands as a heritage from the past that the town has possessed for over five centuries now. Silves has remained immune to the infestation of modern development that has swept across the continent.

Silves Castle
World famous Silves Castle

Archaeologists and historians find a most pleasurable experience on visiting Silves..  Further afield its Arada rivers, mountains, and amazing landscapes are magnificent. Talking about the river, Silves was once a major port from which migrants disembarked from North Africa. Today that river has shrunk in volume and retired from active economic service and is now suitable for only tourist boats. It contributes to the cool of the town overall.   Check out the river tour from the nearby town of Portimao.

Taking a Trip To Silves

You can take a trip through the major tourist attractions of Lagos, Portimão, and Albufeira; and you can do all these journeys at low prices. It would take roughly 3 hours typically to take a tour around all of Silves’ historical sites, although this time can be stretched by the heat of summer.

You can make a trip on foot, but be well prepared to climb the steep terrains that lead from to the castle from the central parts of the town.

 

 

Spending Your Holiday at Silves

Some visitors and tourists go to Silves during their holidays to take some time off their hectic routine to relax in the serene embers of history—Silves. Often these visitors enjoy the remoteness associated with the town, as it is roughly 15 km from the closest beach and come along with the buzz you get in Albufeira or Vilamoura or even the other coastal parts of Algarve.

So you would understand when you find more matured nature-loving folks in Silves and less of young couples who wish to have a beach party and rock some celebration.

You can always stay in a holiday rental in Lagos, holiday rental in Albufeira or a villa in Vilamoura all of which are near Silves.

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How to discover the beaches of Albufeira

How to discover the beaches of Albufeira

The first thing that comes to mind when we think about a holiday in Portugal, Albufeira to be precise is what the holiday rentals Albufeira can offer. Coupled with magnificent restaurants,  luxurious villas in Albufeira, excellent transportation infrastructure and top class hotels.

 

Most people have no idea that the beaches of Albufeira are some of the best 

Rua de Albufeira

Side Street Albufeira

beaches that can be found anywhere in Portugal if not the world.

The beaches in the Algarve span several kilometres stretching from Aljezur in the western part to Vila Real de Sano Antonio on the east sharing a border with Spain. Albufeira boasts an average of about 300 days of sun annually. The beaches of Albufeira are kept clean and carefully guarded and well planned to ensure your safety while on your holiday.

One of the major attraction at the beaches in Albufeira is the magnificent coastline that surrounds the beach along with the soft, golden sand and green pines that provide shade. Every single beach has its own appeal and is worth having a look at. In this blog post, we have taken the time to look at some of the best beaches of Albufeira. With the intention of keeping you informed as you decide on your next holiday rental destination. Portugal holiday rentals is a  magnificent choice as a holiday destination for you and your family and friends to enjoy.

Praia do Salgado

Praia do Salgado beach is found to the west of Albufeira, the beach is situated between Nazare and Sao Martinho do Porto. This beach is perfect for surfing and has the presence of lifeguards and beach assistance during the summer. It also serves as a great spot for ultra-lights and paragliding fans.

Albufeira Beach
Praia do Peneco Albufeira

Praia do Peneco

Praia do Peneco beach is located at the city centre. The thing I find quite usual about the beach is the presence of a tunnel connecting the city to the beach. A lovely promenade can be found at the western end of the beach which makes it ideal for taking a walk in the evening and also allowing you to enjoy to the fullest the nightlife the city has to offer as there are abundant restaurants and bars available that are always ready to serve. With some excellent holiday apartments in Albufeira nearby.

Praia Falesia

Situated between the east of Albufeira and the west of Vilamoura is the Praia Falesia. The beach is about 6 km long consisting of lovely red cliffs that provide a magnificent view which stretches the length of the beach. Although these cliffs are not very tall, they allow for convenient access to the beaches and provide an adequate barrier to excess winds that might originate from the north during the offseason.

Praia dos Arrifes

Located close to Sesmarias village resort found in the Albufeira, Praia dos Arrifes is about 3.9Km off the west of the old the city centre. To gain access to the sands of the beach, you have to have to make your way through the old wooden steps from the parking lot. This makes access to the beach a lot tedious for people with disability. Praia dos Arrifes also has standard blue flag EU accreditation.

Holiday rentals in Albufeira and luxurious Albufeira villas are all available to book online at www.goholidaylets.com.

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TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN TAVIRA, PORTUGAL

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN TAVIRA, PORTUGAL

It mау be ԛuiеt but thеrе аrе рlеntу of thingѕ to dо in Tаvirа in the Eastern Algarve.  The Algarve attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.  Most people on leaving Faro airport turn left and head west to cosy villas in Albufeira.  Or to be met by a Greet &Meet person in their chosen holiday rental Lagos style.

 Tavira
Tavira Portugal

Nowadays more and more are turning right at Faro heading to the eastern end to Tavira and similar resorts.  Riсh in history аnd сulturе, Tavira is thе реrfесt рlасе tо tаkе уоur timе аnd ѕоаk up thе реасеful аtmоѕрhеrе. If уоu happen tо bе there in ѕрring, уоu’ll enjoy bоnuѕ wаftѕ оf оrаngе blossom аѕ уоu wаndеr around the ѕtrееtѕ admiring the trаditiоnаl аrсhitесturе.  At goholidaylets, we have wonderful apartments in Tavira that you can book a holiday rental.

Strоll аrоund Tаvirа Cаѕtlе gardens

Thеrе’ѕ very little lеft оf Tavira’s mеdiеvаl castle but that doesn’t mean уоu ѕhоuld ignоrе it. Inѕidе thе wаllѕ iѕ a beautiful garden and уоu саn сlimb uр оld ѕtоnе ѕtерѕ in thе wаllѕ tо gеt еvеn bеttеr viеwѕ оvеr thе city. Just be саrеful аѕ thеrе аrе no railings or ѕаfеtу fеаturеѕ!

Roman Bridge Tavira
Tavira Roman Bridge

Cross the Rоmаn Bridgе in Tavira

The сurrеnt ѕtruсturе wаѕ асtuаllу built in thе 17th сеnturу but еvеrуоnе calls it thе Roman Bridge bесаuѕе оf thе style оf itѕ аrсhеѕ.

Tаkе уоur timе strolling across it – уоu might encounter buѕkеrѕ or street sellers оn thе bridgе itself or spot реорlе fishing in thе Gilãо rivеr. At lоw tidе, you’ll ѕее fiѕhеrmеn knее-dеер in thе wаtеr, ѕсоорing their triаngulаr nеtѕ.

Wаtсh the wоrld gо bу

Tаvirа is реrfесt fоr ѕitting in a ѕԛuаrе оr riverside саfé fоr a spot of реорlе wаtсhing. Thеrе аrе several саféѕ with оutdооr seating in Prаçа dа Republica – ѕоmе оf thеm do delicious саkеѕ, too. Other орtiоnѕ inсludе the café at Mercado dа Ribeira, just thrоugh thе small раrk, thе café to the lеft оf thе Roman bridgе, оr thе оnеѕ оn the right оf the bridgе in Ruа Bоrdа d’Aguа da Assêca.

 Gо ѕhоррing fоr сrаftѕ

Inѕtеаd оf being littеrеd with сhеар nаѕtу ѕоuvеnir shops (although thеу dо еxiѕt hеrе), Tаvirа is a grеаt рlасе tо find tasteful, arty рrоduсtѕ уоu’d асtuаllу be рrоud tо have in your hоmе. Mу fаvоritе ѕhор is Casa dаѕ Portas, not оnlу fоr the bеаutiful door рrintѕ on ѕаlе but fоr the carefully ѕеlесtеd hаndmаdе рrоduсtѕ from аrоund thе world.

Trу fig iсе cream

Seriously, it’ѕ probably thе mоѕt delicious iсе cream I’ve еvеr tаѕtеd. Gеlаtаriа Dеliziа hаvе thrее оutlеtѕ in Tаvirа and ѕеll оthеr flаvоrѕ оf their 100% nаturаl аrtiѕаn yumminess.

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How to Discover the Wonderful Resort of Albufeira, Portugal by Bus

How to Discover the Wonderful Resort of Albufeira, Portugal by Bus

Still undecided where to book a villa in Portugal ??

Not sure where to go on your next vacation or holiday?

 

Why not take enjoy a few weeks of splendid weather, an extensive range of activities, and pulsing nightlife in one of Portugal’s best resort town, Albufeira?.

Albufeira as a holiday rental location is a logical choice.   In summertime, you will not find a fuse of natural beauty and modern amenities anywhere.  A genuine word of warning dont delay booking your accommodation using the keyword holiday rental Albufeira.

There is just so much to do at Albufeira. There are well over a hundred restaurants and bars in the town serving a mix of international and local cuisines. An array of holiday rental excellent Albufeira villas with private pools from which to choose accommodation.   You can spend your mornings watching the sun come up over the tranquil waves at the beach, and make the most of your afternoons touring the history-rich streets in the “Old Town.   Your evenings can be spent relaxing with a glass of your favorite Portuguese wine or a Gin and tonic  in one of the bars or nightclubs in the city. Villa holidays are a great choice but not everyone can afford.

Why use a Bus in Albufeira?

Route map Albufeira
Map of Albufeira bus route

Driving yourself down to the resort town may not be the best way to explore these historical streets because it’s not easy to get negotiate the narrow Portuguese streets.  Albeit  car hire is very reasonable priced in  this part of the world.  We recommend Marina Carhire as car hire provider based in Lagos.

The other reason you might  want to take a bus in is most apartment to rent in Albufeira have a bus stop located  nearby.

Sure, the streets of the resort town are lined with bars and restaurants that encourage excessive partying, but most of the activities are tailored to entertain the whole family, even grumpy teenagers. On a bus, you go to any of the Waterparks, Themeparks, and general entertainment places with the whole family.

As an added plus, travelling by local bus means you don’t have to leave anything behind. If you are going to the beach, you can bring all your supplies with you to make your stay all the more comfortable. There’s ample room on the bus to fit everyone’s favourite toys and supplies.

Getting To Albufeira via Private Shuttle Bus

To get to Albufeira, you’ll have to take a flight to the nearest airport in Faro, where you have a few options to get to the resort town. You can take a bus, a private taxi, or even a train to Albufeira from Faro.

Taking a private taxi will take a significant chunk out of your holiday budget.  Trains and public buses are also quite slow, and you’ll have to put up with delayed departure times. If you choose to board a public bus, you’ll have to take two buses – one from the airport to Faro , and another one from Faro to Albufeira.

Once you get to the Albufeira Bus Station, which is a mile away from the Albufeira Old Town, you can go can take another bus to almost any part of the resort town. However, the public buses don’t get near the Old Center and the beaches. If you want to go to these parts, you have to take a private bus.  A lot of excellent apartment in Albufeira are located in the Old Town Albufeira.  To be fair if you opt for a villa to rent in Albufeira you will need to rent a car to get around.

Public buses cover approximately 19 destinations in the town.   A lot of people still to quietly access religious services most can be located by local bus service,  hours are reduced on Sudays.

The Albufeira city  bus service stops are nicely labelled with their routes at the bus station, making it very easy to spot buses going your way. However, note that buses on most routes only run once an hour over the weekends and holidays. Only the Linha Laranja route has buses running after every 30 minutes all year round. Book one of our villas in Portugal today on www.goholidaylets.com. Word of caution ensure before booking you Albufeira villas or the apartment to rent in Albufeira has free internet access.    While on the bus keep a look out for some famous visitors to Albufeira especially the lovely Bonnie Tyler who has a home here.

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