Holidays in the Algarve countryside
The countryside in the Algarve is a beautiful reflection of the rich history of the region. We think if you’re going to holiday in the Algarve, a countryside villa is the way to go!
The Algarve is known for its beaches, golf courses, fabulous restaurants and lively nightlife. However, if a quiet bicycle ride or an adventurous drive through the stunning countryside is your cup of tea, you won’t be disappointed.
Off the beaten track
There are many well-known activities throughout the Algarve, but there are a few hidden gems to be discovered as you explore the Algarve and its countryside.
Fóia: The beautiful inland town of Monchique might not be the first port of call for those looking for sun, sand and sea. However, this location is paradise and is pure Algarve through and through. Not only are there fantastic hiking trails, there is also Fóia, the highest mountain in the Algarve. The views are stunning here and there are often off-road jeep tours to enjoy the mountain in all its glory.
Vigario Falls: Located just north of Albufeira, you will find a beautiful part of the countryside in the village Alte. Not far from here is the spectacular Vigario Falls, a wonderful waterfall that also has a pond for swimming. Many off-road tours make sure they stop here, so we think you should too!
Limite Zero Zipline: Have you ever wanted to time travel? The Limite Zero Zipline can be found at the Spanish-Portuguese border, which would make for a great outing if you’re really into adventure. The 720 metre zipline not only provides stunning views as you glide over Guadiana River, but as you cross the border from the Spanish starting point you will immediately jump forward an hour. Marty McFly, eat your heart out!
There are so many things to discover and there are plenty of official tours that will take you to all of the wonderful places the Algarve has to show.
Find your dream countryside villa
At SandyBlue, our villas cater to a range of preferences so that your villa is at the heart of where you want to be. Here are a few of our top picks...
Villa Kokomo: Beautiful, palatial and can sleep up to 12 people, this villa really is a dream. Located in Fonte Santa, it will make a perfect base for all the exploring you have planned. (Currently 10% off for August 2020 bookings!)
Villa Summer Bay: Also in Fonte Santa, this incredible villa is out of this world. It sleeps up to 12 guests, so it’s perfect for a big group of adventurers. (Currently 10% for last-minute August 2020 reservations.)
Villa Musica: We have one word for this villa...wow! Located in Boliqueime, this villa offers panoramic views so you can really soak up the countryside.
Casa Nexe: Located in Santa Barbara de Nexe, this villa provides beautiful green views of the surrounding countryside. (Currently 20% discount for last minute bookings in August and September 2020.)
Explore all of our beautiful countryside villas in the Algarve.
Looking for an Algarve countryside getaway?
SandyBlue would be happy to assist you in finding the perfect countryside villa in the Algarve. We can also help you plan your excursions and put you in touch with the best people to help you make those memories!