About The Area


GOLF Because of the climate in the Algarve region, the area attracts many golfers throughout the year. Why not take advantage of the Silves 18 hole course which is only 2 minutes drive from the town.

The wonderful new course at Alcantarilha 'The Oceanico Amendoeira Faldo Golf Resort' is within10 mins drive. Designed by Nick Faldo with strategic play in mind this 6,604 meters par 72 championship course demands careful positioning to score well. The Oceanico Amendoeira O'Connor Golf Resort is perfectly complementing the Faldo Course, whilst taking advantage of the rich valley soil in contrast to the arid hillside, Christy O'Connor Jnr's course at Amendoeira offers no less of a challenge.

Salgados Golf Course is approximately 5km away. The course, a 6080 meters links with many water hazards requires much skill in the approach to the greens, the drive is also essential to achieve good results, making the course pleasant especially for skilled golfers.

The historic old town of Silves has mostly cobbled streets and pedestrian areas with a wide selection of interesting shops, traditional market, restaurants and street cafes.

A tranquil fourteenth century cathedral overlooks the town.

Silves Castle dating from the 13th century is open to the public and includes an archaeological museum and various historic artifacts. Exhibitions are often held at the castle.

The Arade river runs through Silves. At the Arade reservoir sailing boats can be hired to explore this quiet area set in scenic surroundings.(Just 15 minutes drive North East from the town)

Enjoy a trip to the Monchique mountains through woodlands and via good tarmac roads. There are expansive views from the highest point at Foia. Visit the spa village of Caldas where many of the houses retain the traditional splendour of the late nineteenth century. A good choice of restaurants and shops are selling local produce etc to each side of the road.

CARVOEIRO is a vibrant holiday area, with a good range of shops and restaurants and lives happily alongside the traditional past. The fishing boats set out from the central beach and the coastline retains its outstanding natural features with coastal paths and walks. Carvoeiro has a choice of golf courses. Tennis and tuition is available locally. Scuba diving and instruction is available from PADI qualified instructors. (Carvoeiro headland).

BOAT TRIPSare available from most coastal areas, whether you wish to see the dolphins in their natural habitat or just view some of the outstanding geological features and sandy coves, these trips are of great interest.

THE ZOO MARINE centre has dolphins and shows daily. Remember to pre-book to if you wish to enjoy and take part in the swimming with dolphins experience. There are many attractions at Zoo Marine including seals, sea lions, aquarium, parrots etc. A great fun day for the children.

KRAZY WORLD is an ideal family attraction with crazy golf, quad biking area, swimming pool, restaurant, pony rides, crocodile park and petting farm with a wide variety of animals which include llamas, deer, wallabies, camels and more. Krazy World is 20 minutes from Silves by car. Carvoeiro is approximately 30 minutes.

Two large water amusement parks offering fun attractions for children are easily reached from Carvoeiro and Silves.

Both Silves and Carvoeiro are excellent areas for walking and sightseeing. We have mentioned some of the attractions in this area of the Algarve. At your villa, there will be a booklet with more information together with various contact details and telephone numbers.
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