Albufeira – Coastal dreams on the Algarve
“Do you sometimes fancy a break from the hot temperatures? If so, go on an excursion to the Monchique mountains, where there is almost always a fresh breeze. Visit the picturesque spa town of Caldas de Monchique and cool off in the small park with its many fountains and pools under century-old eucalyptus trees. Then head back to the small Café O Tasco and try a bica (espresso) with a medronho (arbutus brandy).”
Swimming bays located between steep rocks, almond trees, orange groves and the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean: The Algarve, Portugal's holiday paradise, offers all this and lots more. The apartments are situated amidst a nature conservation area with access to secluded bays. The Vista Mar restaurant provides culinary delicacies. There is the Mini & Maxi Club for children.
The Moorish-style Albufeira resort is ideally located to experience the original and unspoilt side of Portugal. Impressive cliffs are interspersed with romantic swimming bays. The area is ideal for active relaxation. Refine your technique on the nearby golf courses while your children play pirates in the tree house. A sailing trip off the wild Atlantic coast or a diving trip in the rich underwater world reveals the unspoilt nature of the Algarve. The countryside is characterised by the typical white houses and the soft green hues of the almond and olive trees. Sit on the terrace or by the pool, breathe in the scent of the blossoming trees with a backdrop of ancient cork trees and watch the vast Atlantic stretching as far as the eye can see, whilst listening to the wistful sounds of Fado songs, a Portuguese music genre. In the unique Mediterranean nature garden of the resort guests can lend a hand during the harvesting of pine cones or olives. In the nearby port fishermen sell seafood and the best from their early-morning catch. The local holiday consultant is happy to put together interesting special offers so you can see and experience a great deal in a short space of time. In the evening the resort's own restaurant and bar Vista Mar attracts guests with culinary delicacies from the region, enriched with fruity olive oil and herbs from the nature garden: Discover fresh fish, including the famous Portuguese sardine, or piri piri, a fiery concoction from the former colonies, or Cataplana, the regional fish stew. And choose a wine from the extensive selection of Portuguese wines to complement the dish. In the Garden Grill of the Albufeira resort, during the high season there are culinary theme evenings under the starry sky serval times a week.