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  • Nice walking paths along the cliffs right beneath Vila Videira. Put on your walking shoes and enjoy the view. For people with fear of heights it is the challenge of the day! The perfect location to enjoy the sunset.
  • The link on the left side is a PDF from Turismo de Portugal, " guide to walking trails in the Algarve". Printable version
  • Armação de Pêra local marked every Saturday morning. Local producers sell their goods, vegetables, fish, meat and handicraft. Interesting for young and old and the best way to experience the real Portugal and its natives.
  • Algar Seco by Carvoiero. Cliffs, caves, tunnels, and wooden walking trails. Nice beach bar for a lunch with a fantastic view. The perfect point to start a hike along the cliffs!
  • Porches - the small village famous for its potteries. Many local shops and outlets, the most famous one is Porches Pottery, with a beautiful café with stunning azulejos. On the opposite side of the road is Casa Grade, my personal favorite.
  • Carvoeiro - a cosy small town and former fishing village. Some times a bit crowded, but with lots of charm, restaurants and small shops.
  • Silves - an old town with a fantastic old Moorish fortification, built between the 8th and the 13th century. One of the most visited historical sites at the Algarve. 
  • Seven hanging valleys trail / Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos is an exiting walking trail along the coastline from Praia da Marinha and Carvoeiro. Takes you past dessert beaches, grottoes, caves, birds.
  • Ponte da Pieadade - a spectacular system of caves and grottos. The way down is a bit steep and long, but if you have no walking issues a must do! Also a good starting-point for sightseeing boats to take to the caves.
  • Lagos - a picturesquely old town with narrow streets, beautifully paved streets, restaurants, and open piazzas. A nice modern marina and a stunning big beach, Meia Praia.
  • Praia da Marinha - Between Benagil and Alporchinhos. A bit of a walk down, but it is worth every step you take. Promise! Don't forget the camera!
  • Mercado de Loulé - Traditional market with fresh fish, local fresh produce and handicrafts. Also the streets around this beautiful market are crowded with shops and cafés.
  • Open every Saturday from 7am- 1:30pm. We recommend to go early!

Fun & action!

  • Aqualand Algarve in Alcantarilha. An exciting  waterpark 4 km away.  Exciting for smaller and bigger children. Contains a big children's paradise and attractions like Kamikaze, Banzai, Crazy Leaps! A shuttlebus stops near the villa .
  • Slide & Splash in Lagoa, 10 km away. The biggest and most spectacular waterpark in Algarve and Portugal. Lots of water attractions and animal-shows with parrots, reptiles and falcons. A shuttlebus stops 100 meters away from Vila Videira at Vila Vita Parc and Turiquintas. Information on their homepage.
  • Zoo Marine in Guia, ca 9 km away. An amusementpark perfect for the whole family. Waterslides, dolphin shows, pirate show, exhibitions, 4D cinema, rides... and even swimming with dolphins! Shuttle service.
  • FIESA Sand City, the world biggest sand sculpture park. In Porches, at the N125 direction to Lagoa. 6 km away from the house.
  • Activity for children
  • Shuttle service, information about this on the homepage.
  • Opening hours, 10am - 10pm
  • The Mountainbike Adventure in Lagos. A wide selection of routes for every rider. Coastal routes, cliff rides, mountain trails, enduro... 
  • Algarve Buggy Tours in Loulé.  They offer different routes, Dirt&Dust, Safari tour, Buggy Adventure, Cross country.... Enough possibilities to get shaken around...
  • Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA) ca 30 km away. The ultimate challenge for every car, motorcycle- and speedfreak! You are the limit!

Shopping & Spa

  • Algarve Shopping, a big shopping paradise in Guia ca 12 km away. Build as a small village with open plazas. 128 shops, 20 restaurants, cinema....  
  • Opening Hours Monday - Sunday 10:00am to Midnight
  • Aqua Portimao ca 20 km away. A big and modern retail park with more than 60 shops and 20 restaurants.
  • Opening Hours Monday - Sunday 09:00am - 11:00pm
  • MAR Shopping Algarve, a big Shopping Mall in Loulé, about 40 km away.
  • It is part of the first commercial destination in Portugal that combines a Shopping Center, a Designer Outlet and a fully integrated IKEA StoreMar Shopping has several uniqueness places which leads it as reference and flagship in the south of Portugal. It hosts the largest Primark in Portugal, the first Starbucks in Algarve, state-of-the-art cinemas and the latest concept in terms of leisure and green open areas. 
  • Furthermore, a Food trendy area with an innovative gastronomic concept, 'Algarve Chef Experience', offering top quality dining experiences by four leading Portuguese chefs.
  • Opening Hours Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 10:00am - 11:00pm                                                                                                           Friday - Saturday: 10:00am - Midnight       


  • Designer Outlet Algarve, next to MAR Shopping in Loulé, about 40 km away.
  • The Designer Outlet Algarve is a unique shopping outlet in the Algarve making up a part of the Algarve’s biggest out-of-town shopping complex along with IKEA Loulé and Mar Shopping Algarve. An open-air outlet, its design is based on a typical Algarve village, allowing visitors to have a shopping experience like no other in the Algarve.
  • In the leisure area, which is located between Mar shopping and the Designer Outlet Algarve, you’ll find restaurants, food stands and leisure activities for the whole family. It’s a meeting point, where you can spend quality family time outdoors, surrounded by fountains and hills your littlest ones can play on. The perfect place for a day well-spent outdoors!
  • Opening hours Monday - Sunday 10am - Midnight
  • Quinta dos Santos winery and craft beer brewery. Between Lagoa and Ferragudo, about 13 km from Vila Videira.
  • In the "Tasting Room" you can try the wines, their own craft beer and some delicious tapas.
  • Very beautiful and relaxing atmosphere.
  • Opening Hours Tuesday to Saturday, 2pm - 10pm
    Sunday, 1pm - 4pm
    (Seasonal and subject to change)
  • Quinta dos Vales Wine estate in Estômbar, ca 13 km away.
  • A big winery that offers tastings, wine tours, art exhibitions, art- and wineshop etc. A little piece of heaven and a must do.
  • Algarve Wine. For every winelover.
  • Thermal Spa in Monchique, the only thermal spa in the Algarve and in southern Portugal. Located in a hotel but also open for visitors. A very relaxing break from beach and sun.


The Algarve’s enviable climate and easy access make it particularly alluring to golfers who are able to play almost every day of the year and who are spoilt for choice with such an abundance of golf courses. Over thirty golf courses cover the entire southern coastline so it is essentially a question of finding the landscape, the type of course or the proximity to other forms of entertainment that suit you most. None of the golf courses are very distant from the coast, so apart from providing fabulous ocean views at times, access to them is easy.


Algarve golfing was originally promoted by legendary Henry Cotton, when he designed the first proper grass golf course at Penina in the 1960‘s. Since then, golf courses have proliferated all over the region and nowadays they are a major attraction in this area. In keeping with the Algarve terrain, the courses vary according to their surroundings, so it is worth keeping in mind that the hills and winds of the rugged western coastline might present more challenging conditions than those of the calmer southern coastline. The Parque da Floresta golf course near Sagres, designed by Spaniard Papa Gancedo is one such course. Sharply sloping fairways and greens on hilltops provide beautiful surroundings but make for a challenging game. Boavista Resort, also a challenging course, is situated on a headland between Lagos and Praia da Luz, providing magnificent views of the coastline between Praia da Luz and Sagres, the southernmost tip of continental Europe, as well as of the Monchique mountains in the distance.


In addition to the natural terrain of the land, golf course architects have been careful to incorporate local vegetation into their designs. In the Oceanica Faldo Course, architect Nick Faldo used cacti, wild herbs and olive trees; Christy O’Connor surrounded the 4th and 5th holes in the Oceanica Connor course with orange trees; and the impressive Vale da Pinta course, designed by Ronald Fream, is situated in the middle of an olive grove. Carob trees, almond trees and vineyards adorn many of the Algarve’s golf courses.


The renowned Ocean Course Vale do Lobo, the Quinta do Lago Sul and the Quinta do Lago Norte golf courses also boast fabulous settings. Situated between Vilamoura and Faro, they feature undulating fairways that run alongside the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve before disappearing into the sea, with views of migratory birds flying past in the background.


When the best of Nature, a temperate climat and easy access all come together like this, it is no wonder that the Algarve has become such a popular golfing destination.

  • Map with golfcourses


  • Good information about golfclubs and courses
  • Leading courses, ranking of courses with green fee prices