Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to live and work in this beautiful part of the world. The Algarve has some of the most stunning scenery anywhere on earth, the beaches are pristine, the mountains are awe inspiring and the countryside offers vistas which you can never tire of. It is not just the landscape which makes the Algarve so special it is the people, the gastronomy and the lifestyle. We can't wait to help you find your ideal piece of this fantastic country - if you need some help in deciding where to start looking, read through our short guides below to some of the main locations and take it from there.
Many will describe Almancil as a "working town". There is an eclectic mix of Portuguese and ex-pats living side by side as well as a myriad of shops, businesses, restaurants and cafes. Due to its proximity to the beach, airport, golf courses and the luxury resorts of Quinta de Lago and Vale do Lobo, Almancil is a popular area. You can find anything and everything in Almancil and once you have found it, you can relax with a drink in one of its many coffee shops. Almancil has a karting centre, so make sure you pop in if you fancy yourself as the next Lewis Hamilton. Not really a tourist town, Almancil is busy all year.
Fonte Santa is a small area located close to Vilamoura. Between May and September it becomes a mecca for all waterpark enthusiasts! The awesome AquaShow waterpark is located here and is a real must do for water babies of all ages. Close to beautiful beaches like Falesia beach, or Gaivota, Fonte Santa is a peaceful area with a small population, however every Wednesday it gets busy as many choose to visit its open-air market. Here you can find traditional handicraft products as well as a large variety of souvenirs. Within a 15 minute drive to Faro airport Fonte Santa makes a great place for a rental property or holiday home.
Quinta do Lago
Quinta do Lago is the jewel in the crown of the Algarve, with some of the most exclusive, luxurious and stunning properties you will find in the country. Covering a vast area of 2,000 acres, Quinta do Lago boasts everything you would need when living or holidaying in the lap of luxury - world championship golf courses, state of the art fitness facilities, Michelin star restaurants, five star spa's and all within striking distance of the ocean. Real estate in Quinta do Lago is among the most luxurious in the world, most properties come with beautiful views - golf, ocean, lake and in some cases all three. Owning in Quinta guarantees you seclusion and privacy while providing the distinct feel of being part of an exclusive community.
With a large ex-pat community São Brás is the perfect location to purchase in if you want to be part of a vibrant community, but also be inland from the hustle and bustle of the coast. The centre has everything you need - medical centre, chemists, bars, restaurants, indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a weekly outdoor market. Only a 25 minute drive to Faro airport and the beautiful Algarve coast it really is the ideal base from which to explore the whole of the Algarve.
Located in Eastern Algarve Tavira is a beautiful, traditional area. In contrast to the rest of the Algarve Tavira does not have a beach, instead it has islands just off its coastline with some of the most beautiful beaches you will see. Using the small ferry to get to the islands is a real treat and one which many clients fall in love with and go back for time and time again. Tavira is a year round area of the Algarve - as with most places in the summer its population grows, but in the winter it is not a ghost town and the restaurants and bars stay open all year long.
Vale do Lobo
Together with Quinta do Lago and Vilamoura, Vale do Lobo makes up the Golden Triangle area of the Algarve. This year round family destination offers a wide range of facilities and amenities in a safe, secure and welcoming environment. The properties here are firmly in the luxury category and offer owners exquisite architecture as well as stunning views. Vale do Lobo has a two kilometre beach, swimming pools, conference facilities, children’s entertainment, restaurants, bars, two championship golf courses, wellness and medical centres as well as a fantastic Tennis Academy.
Vilamoura is a contemporary and relaxed area of the Algarve. It has an award winning marina as well as a thriving holiday rental market. It is popular with second home owners as well as year round residents. The marina has a fantastic selection of mouth watering restaurants around its edge as well as thriving nightlife with the many bars and cafes. Vilamoura also offers an exceptional range of lifestyle choices and leisure opportunities with spectacular beaches, renowned championship golf courses, world-class equestrian facilities, water sports and a tennis centre.