Brief Description Of Algarve Resorts
Our villas are situated in the coastal resort area to the west of Albufeira, the largest and most well know resort in the Algarve.
The area consists of Sao Rafael, Sesmarias, Castello, Gale and Vale de Parra and is where you will find exclusive villas and hotels, as well as fabulous sandy beaches and coves, all with charming beach bars and restaurant. Guia, just a few kilometres to the north of the coast is famous for its selection of restaurants, and especially the famous chicken piri-piri dish. This is where Sir Cliff Richard has his villa and vineyard.
As a result of the tide of tourism, this “once upon a time” fishing village has expanded since the 1960s into a major holiday resort and now has over 12,000 permanent residents.
As the sun sets, the centre of the town changes its character. A plentiful collection of bars, restaurants and clubs start to fill up with people, until they spill over into the narrow streets.
A fine selection of good beaches extend east and west from the town., Arrifes, Praia de São Rafael, Praia de Castelo, Evaristo, Sao Lourenco and Praia de Galé. To the east you will find Prais Falesia, Olhos d’Agua, Praia de Maria Luisa, and Praia de Balaia being the main ones.
Nearby Village Of Guia
We are sure you will have heard of the popular dish “Chicken Piri Piri”. This started in the nearby village of Guia in 1964 when Jose Carlos Ramires prepared the very first chicken piri piri dish, which has become famous the world over. The chicken you may get at Nandos is not the same as the real thing you will find in Guia.
The original Ramires Restaurant is still massively popular together with several others in Guia which specialise in chicken. They are not luxury restaurants but just very good value and great chicken. We visit every time we are in the Algarve and have done for the past 40 years.
The nearby resorts of Olhos D’Agua, Vilamoura, Quarteira, and Armacao de Pera are well worth a visit.