The Algarve is southern Portugal and is the south-west tip of Europe. It is Europes’ sunniest spot with fantastic weather, the very definition of sun, sea and sand. There is so much to take in that there is no one best way to view the Algarve, leaving people often wanting more and returning yearly. The coastline has some of the world’s top beaches, but if you prefer a cultural and historical experience you can choose to venture inland ny only a few miles and lose yourself in the Algarve’s old towns.
If you prefer to be active on your holidays then The Algarve offers watersports of all kinds, tennis or bowls, or just walk around and explore the numerous fantastic views and sights. However, it is the golf that has made the Algarve famous. It is Europe’s favourite golfing destination and has many worldclass and championship courses, and the experienced enhanced by the yearly sun and dry playing conditions. When staying at Vila Sol you have access to it’s own 27 hole Championship course, or a short drive and you could be playing at Millenium, Victoria or Laguna Golf Courses, all 18 holes and all top class.
The algarve has good roads, rail and the international airport at Faro. It is divided into the three parts, Western, Eastern and Central Algarve. In the Central Algarve you can find Albufeira the tourist capital of the Algarve, Faro the administrative centre and our very own Vilamoura with its many Golf courses and fabulous Marina. The Western Algarve possesses Lagos with it’s designer boutiques and paved promenades and the fortress of Henry the Navigator at Sagres. To the east you will find Tavira or ‘The Town of Churches’, it has 22, and the relatively new developments at Cabanas.
Mojacar can be split into the Playa (beach) and Pueblo (Village). The Village is a fairytale town of narrow, winding cobbled streets, steep walkways and amazing views. Set in the hills the ‘White Village’ can be seen from all over Mojacar and offers shops, restaurants, an array of bars and terraces. Or why not travel up and sample the fresh mountain water, running 365 days a year, free of charge and refreshingly pure.
The Playa (or beaches) are two kilometers from the village. Choose the busier Playa de la Cueva del Lobo or the more sedate Playa Piedra Villazar, the choice is yours to make. At night the playa turns into a haven for food lovers. With a variety of restaurants from traditional spanish and argentinian, to indian, chinese and english. If you fancy some late nights out after your day lazing by the pool then why not visit one of the many bars or clubs that line the beach front.
If you want a quiet break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, or a energetic holiday full of sleepy days and loud nights, it’s all here, the choice is yours and it’s all in one place.
As if Mojacar wasn’t enough, there are plenty of other areas to visit within close proximty. Walk, drive or take a bus and visit some of these…