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Holiday Rental Villas, Guia, Albufeira, Algarve

The tiny village of Guia is situated just a ten minute drive from Albufeira, the Algarve's most poular and well known resort. Guia is unusual because, although there is nothing particularly attractive or interesting here, it is the hub of a thriving villa population which includes Sir Cliff Richard's villa and vinyard, and over the past 30 years, over 20 restuarants have emerged offering anuthing from the locally discovered chicken piri-piri to a gourmet French restaurant. Nearby is the Zoomarine theme park with lots of attractions especially for the children including the opportunity to swim with the dolphins. We have a good selection of villas in the guia area, which you can see if you click onto the Albufeira Area resort. The picture shown is the swimming pool at the nearby Zoomarine theme park.

This small village is located near the main Highway No.125, only 6km away from Albufeira. The village was established during Roman times and was called Alfontes by the Arabs, meaning beyond the water spring.

Guia is one of the county’s three parishes on the Algarve coastline, occupying an area of 27 square km located within the 148 square km of the county’s total area.

The village origins are difficult to determine, but oral tradition tells us that the site of the chapel of Nossa Srª da Guia is where the Virgin Mary once appeared.

Consequently, the village name has a religious origin relating to the existence of the chapel which was built prior to the 16th century. The vow to Our Lady of Guia is ancient and at one time drew pilgrims from all over the Algarve to make their promises to the Virgin Mary, which according to tradition gave rise to the annual Guia Fair held from October 7th to 9th, in the chapel surroundings.

Our properties in Guia are nearly all within easy walking distance of the village, including several on the popular Quinta dos Alamos estate.

We have the following properties in Guia.

Villa Neill - 3 bedrooms
Villa Buganvilia - 2 or 3 bedrooms
Quinta do Encanto - 4 bedrooms
Villa Impasse - 2 or 3 bedrooms
Villa Atlantico - 3 bedrooms
Casa da Parra - 3 or 4 bedrooms
Villa Paradis - 3 or 4 bedrooms

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