Alte

AlteAt the foot of the hills, it is a very typical Algarvian village, with the church in the centre and narrow cobbled streets with whitewashed houses spilling down the hillside. There are springs (fontes) at one end of the village and a very 'picture postcard' scene where the ducks and geese swim in a pool formed by the spring, before the water tumbles down a small waterfall further along. The central attraction is the picnic area near the stream. The area is also renowned for its handicrafts and colourful folklore.

Faro

FaroThe place so many people tourist 'forget' to visit and we are not sure why as it is a lovely city. The old part of Faro, within the city walls, has the Cathedral and Bishop's Palace in its central square (Largo de Sé). Just behind the marina lies the network of cobbled streets and squares that make up the downtown shopping area of Faro. Faro is also on the doorstep of the Ria Formosa - a network of lagoons and marshland protected on the seaward side by sand spit islands

Quarteira

QuarteiraQuarteira manages to retain its Portuguese character and is particularly popular with Portuguese holidaymakers and tourists. The best part is the lovely palm-lined promenade, Avenida Infante de Sagres, known as the "Marginal", where you can spend time relaxing with lovely walks along the seafront and on the outdoor terraces of cafés and bars all around. Great places for families with buggies. Quarteira Beach is beautiful and rock-free and there are plenty of eating places. Quarteira still boasts a local fishing community and the fishermen can be seen at work at the western end of the beach. The catches are sold at the nearby fish market early in the morning and will end up on your plate for lunch or dinner the same day. Every Wednesday Quarteira has a big gypsy market that attracts visitors from all over the Algarve, so if you like to spot a bargain then this is for you!

Querença & Salir

QuerençaQuerença savour the atmosphere of a traditional Algarvian village of white houses, main church with its lovely restaurants and cafes in the main square and Fonte Benémola. Through this classified site runs a river runs through this stretch of countryside. There are nature trails for walkers. Within the park area are a number of caves containing archaeological remains.

Salir with its white houses of the village scattered higgledy-piggledy on the hillside around the ruins of the castle and its narrow streets are an alluring mix of bright flowerpots, whitewashed walls and peace and quiet. There are also castle ruins and a great medieval festival each summer. There are some great restaurants too.

Vale do Lobo

Vale do LoboVale do Lobo is the biggest and the best golf and beach resort in the Algarve! Once you are in the resort the real Algarve seems a long way away. Vale do Lobo also has a great selection of restaurants, many of them in the square by the beach - the popular place to be, particularly during the summer evenings. The beaches in the Vale do Lobo area are worth a visit, they are beautiful,

Vilamoura

VilamouraVilamoura resort is one on the list of places to visit whilst holidaying here in the Algarve! It is one of the biggest private tourism resorts in Europe and is one of the most prestigious in Portugal. Although Vilamoura is far removed from the traditional Algarve, Vilamoura marina is the main centre of activity with a huge range of restaurants, bars and shops (including many designer shops). Luis Figo's 'Bar Sete’ is also on the marina front. During the day, although it can get quite busy, it's really a very peaceful area to stroll around. It gets more lively at night, with everyone coming to eat and try out some of the bars, but is still a very relaxed resort. Vilamoura boasts a 1,000-berth marina and the area attracts the wealthy, yachtsmen, golfers and celebrities. Vilamoura also boasts world famous golf courses, a casino and some pretty impressive beaches.

Contact Us

Quintassential
Apartado 1161, 
8101-904 Loule, Algarve

Telephone : 00 351 917 108 187
Mobile: 00 351 917 108 187
Email : info@quintassential.com

Alojamento Local (AL)

Alojamento Local

The Quintassential accommodations are licensed with an official ALOJAMENTO LOCAL (AL) which means they are regularly checked by the Algarve Regional Council and pass EU health and safety regualtions for holiday rental properties

Our Location