Romantic getaway

3 days

If you’re in search of the perfect place for a getaway with your other half, the Algarve is, without a doubt, the right choice for surprising that special someone and celebrating your love, at any time of the year.

By the sea or in the rural surroundings of the Algarve hills, in a natural environment or in a town steeped in history, you will always find the best romantic setting in the Algarve.

We suggest you enjoy three days at the eastern end, between Tavira, Cacela Velha and Castro Marim with one of our relaxing, romantic itineraries.

Visit historical areas such as Castro Marim and its castle, the hamlet of Cacela Velha overlooking the Formosa River, Tavira and its numerous churches, its castle and museum. In Tavira, sample the region’s cuisine by visiting the Riverside Market, for example.

Walk along or relax on the vast sandy beach of Fábrica, next to Cacela Velha, and enjoy a trip on the Formosa River in a typical fisherman’s boat.

Choose from one of the many accommodation options available in the Algarve, unwind at a spa and enjoy the sun setting over the sea as you make a toast to love.

On this or any other itinerary that you may choose, you will have many gorgeous settings for that must-take selfie to keep your happy memories alive forever.

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Keywords: Algarve, Holiday Rentals

Swimming in the Algarve

4 days

Extensive sandy beaches or small coves, undulating dunes or high cliffs, rocks, caves, the smell of the sea, the many shades of blue and green of the sea, marine biodiversity, the sun and countless beach activities come together to make the Algarve the best European beach destination.

Two hundred kilometres of safe beaches await you, with excellent services and access.

One of the municipalities in the Algarve with the largest number of beaches is Albufeira. Among the more than two dozen beaches with different configurations and different natural settings, where you can go swimming, we leave you with some suggestions.

Lose yourself in the sand of Salgados beach and in the beauty of the surrounding natural landscape with its imposing dunes, the lagoon’s water mirror and its dense vegetation that is home to a diverse birdlife. Take advantage of the extensive walkways to stroll and observe the surrounding nature.

Heading east, look for Evaristo Beach, a small cove between low cliffs and rock formations. Put on your diving goggles and fins and set off to discover the marine life that thrives near the rocks.

Walk just over 10 km to the east, among pine forests you will find Praia de Santa Eulália. With a wide sandy beach and small rocky corners, it is a peaceful beach of great beauty and with various support equipment.

Finally, it is mandatory to try Falésia beach. Flanked by a line of high cliffs in contrasting colours, it offers an extensive beach and is considered one of the most beautiful in this region.

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Keywords: Algarve, Albufeira, Salgados, Praia do Castelo, Sesmarias

Vacation suggestion

Have you already started planning your trip? Then see what Visit Algarve suggests for a great family holiday in the Algarve.

Family Algarve

3 days

“The Algarve is an ideal destination for family holidays, not only for its long sandy beaches and calm waters but for the many activities that can be carried out in the region. Here it is easy to please kids and adults alike, both in summer and at other times of the year. The possible combinations are many. Follow our proposals or build one to suit you.

In Lagos, visit the Centro de Ciência Viva and its exhibitions. It is a space for scientific and technological dissemination with diverse activity proposals that will please the whole family. Also visit the city, which is closely linked to the history of Portuguese expansion throughout the world. Among the various points of interest, you will find the Slavery Route Museum Center, the Boas Esperança Caravela, usually anchored in the Lagos marina and the Discoveries Wax Museum, which allows you to revisit history in a didactic and fun way.

On Salema beach, Vila do Bispo, observe the footprints of bipedal carnivorous dinosaurs that populated this region 140 million years ago and are visible on the rocks located to the east. Back in Lagos, head to the Zoological Park, an educational and conservation space that has support equipment such as playgrounds and a snack bar and also presents various educational activities. There you can see chimpanzees, bobcats, meerkats, scarlet ibis and black-necked swans, to name just a few of the animals that live there, among the various species of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish.

In Portimão, travel back in time at the city’s museum, located in an old fish canning factory, on the riverfront. It is one of the most awarded museums both nationally and internationally, which gives you an insight into the history of local communities, Portimão’s canning industrial past and the seabed, with underwater images of the Arade River and the coastline. Then, head inland to the Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve for a challenging driving experience and perhaps a race between family members. There are programs aimed at adults and children with guaranteed fun.”

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Keywords: Gabi Miguel, Holiday Rental, Algarve

Cultural Routes in Algarve: Explore the Heritage

Discovering the Algarve through its cultural and tourist routes is a journey into a rich tapestry of history, nature, and hospitality. From the extensive EN2 route to the ancient paths of Al-Mutamid and the Omíada route, each journey offers unique insights into the region’s past and present.

EN2 Route: A Journey Through Europe’s Longest Road

The EN2 route, spanning from Chaves to Faro and encompassing diverse landscapes and traditions, is a testament to Europe’s longest road. Travellers can uncover a mosaic of unique heritage, changing landscapes, and hidden traditions along this epic journey.

Al-Mutamid Route: Tracing a Poet-King’s Legacy

The Al-Mutamid route traces the footsteps of a poet-king born in Beja, who later ruled the Taifa of Seville. From Aljezur to Vila Real de Santo António, this route celebrates Al-Mutamid’s life and the cultural connections across Al-Andalus, offering a blend of historical monuments and natural beauty.

Omíada Route: Bridging East and West

The Omíada route delves into the deep cultural and artistic ties between the East and West during the Umayyad dynasty’s reign. From Jordan to the Algarve, this journey showcases historical remnants, fortified palaces, and archaeological treasures, providing a glimpse into a rich shared heritage.

Caminhos de Santiago: Pilgrimage and Heritage

The Caminhos de Santiago, originating as a medieval pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, now weave through Portugal, offering spiritual and historical insights. Whether starting from Faro or Tavira, pilgrims and adventurers can embark on a journey of faith and discovery.

EN2 and Orange Route: Nature and Culture

As you explore the EN2 and Orange routes, passing through Faro, Loulé, and São Brás de Alportel, take time to immerse yourself in diverse landscapes, historic towns, and local traditions. Discover the iconic orange production in Silves, blending cultural heritage with culinary delights.

Plan Your Journey: Experience the Algarve’s Richness

Embark on these cultural routes to uncover the Algarve’s hidden gems, from ancient paths to vibrant traditions. Download the respective apps and plan your itinerary for an unforgettable journey. Reserve a villa or apartment with us for a tranquil stay near the Algarve’s best beaches. Your adventure awaits!

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Keywords: Gabi Miguel, Algarve, Holiday Rental

7 steps to enjoy your vacation

If you are looking for an unforgettable summer, Gabi Miguel is here to help. As vacation rental experts, we want to guide you through seven essential steps to ensure your vacation is perfect:

1st Step – Plan in advance:

By planning your trip in advance, you have the opportunity to guarantee the best dates and prices to make the most of your well-deserved vacation.

2nd Step – Check everything you need:

Make sure that all your documents are valid, your luggage is in good condition and that you have all the necessary swimwear. By preparing everything in advance, you reduce the likelihood of forgetting something important.

3rd Step – Research prices and be careful about reliability:

Before booking, research prices on different websites. The same product may be cheaper elsewhere. Don’t forget to check the website’s reliability to avoid problems.

4th Step – Check the weather conditions:

Before travelling, check the weather conditions at the destination. We recommend using for accurate, up-to-date local weather information. This way, you’ll be prepared to make the most of any weather you may encounter.

5th Step – Check your transport needs:

The Algarve has countless beaches and activities to do, so check your transport needs and organize yourself to optimize your time and not miss anything. Car rental or airport transfer are possibilities, or even necessities depending on the location chosen for your vacation.

6th Step – Make an itinerary:

Those who are organized have more fun. Don’t wait to find out what to do at your destination, compare all the options and choose the ones that suit you most. A well-planned itinerary helps you make the most of every moment of your vacation.

7th Step – Make a choice that suits your group:

Before booking, check the maximum capacity of the villa. Gabi Miguel offers a wide variety of homes to meet all types of needs. Choose the one that suits you best and guarantee an unforgettable vacation with us.

By following these seven simple steps, you will be one step closer to enjoying a worry-free holiday, making the most of the sun and golden sandy beaches. Count on us to make your vacation dreams a reality!

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Navigate the Algarve coast

With around 200 kilometres of coastline, an excellent climate and calm waters, the Algarve is great for sailing, even if you don’t own a boat, as there is always the chance to rent one or join cruises that showcase the beauty of the Algarvian coast.

Getting to know the region from the sea is a completely different experience which surprises us every moment. From the golden rocks in which erosion has carved caves and exuberant shapes, especially between Lagos and Albufeira, to the reddish cliffs and white dunes that frame wide sands, the variety of the landscape is great. The rough sea to the west, near Sagres, warms and calms as we head east, making this adventure more relaxing.

There are also navigable rivers, such as the Arade, which between Portimão and Silves has corners of great beauty, with crystal-clear water sources, immense vegetation and memories of the Arab presence. In the far east, the climb up the Guadiana is a pleasant walk between vast banks, where we can see mills, typical houses and pasture fields. And in between the Ria Formosa, a protected area of salt marshes, dunes and almost deserted islands with seemingly endless sands bathed by transparent waters.

We can discover this diversity on board small licensed boats or on tours organized by different companies. Many of them include lunch on board or a typical Portuguese sardine in a secluded bay. There are also tours with an ecotourism aspect to observe the fauna and flora in the Ria Formosa Natural Park and in the Sapal de Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António Natural Reserve.

But for those who are qualified, there is nothing better than sailing at the helm of a boat and discovering hidden coves between dunes and cliffs, deserted and wild beaches inaccessible by land. Diving in these places under the hot Algarve summer sun makes us feel like we are in paradise. And you don’t even need to have a boat, as several companies rent them for a few hours or days. Those who enjoy fishing, testing their adrenaline by trying to capture large species, will find the Algarve a good destination for coarse fishing, especially in the more western waters.

With good sea and winds, there are excellent conditions here for sailing events that attract participants from different parts of the world. As a setting or stopover point, the Algarve is a constant presence on the calendars of the most prestigious international events in the sport. Sailing is within everyone’s reach, as there are many schools and nautical clubs in most cities and towns on the coast where it is possible to learn. It’s another way to discover the Algarve, just plot a route, set sail, release moorings and set off on the adventure!

Source: Visit Portugal

Keywords: Gabi Miguel, Algarve, Boat trip, Holiday Rental

Coelha Beach

Experience the charm of Coelha Beach in Albufeira, Algarve! Just moments from Albufeira’s centre, this coastal oasis nestled among cliffs offers a serene escape. Weekdays are peaceful here, ideal for exploring the sandy shores dotted with seashells and smooth pebbles, perfect for a relaxing stroll.

Discover unique rock formations, enjoy mesmerizing sunsets, and savour fresh seafood at the cosy beachside restaurant, completing your day in paradise.

Ideal for: Couples
Lifeguarded: Yes (during high season)
Restrooms: Yes
Hat Rentals: Yes (during high season)
Bar or Restaurant: Yes
Parking: Yes

Getting there:

By car: A scenic 15-minute drive from central Albufeira, following the M526 westward, brings you to this coastal paradise.
By public transport: Hop on Bus 75 from Albufeira’s bus terminal or choose a convenient Uber/taxi ride.

Nearby Beaches:

Discover the charm of Castelo Beach (a 20-minute walk), Ninho de Andorinha Beach (a 20-minute walk), Arrifes Beach (a 5-minute drive), and Evaristo Beach (a 10-minute drive).

Experience the allure of the Algarve with Gabi Miguel! Book your stay in our exclusive villas with private pools and enjoy 25% off in April and 20% off in May. Don’t miss this chance for your dream beach getaway!

Source: Albufeira Portugal Tourism Guide

Keywords: Algarve, Albufeira, Coelha, 25% off, Gabi Miguel

Exploring the Best Beach in the World: Praia da Falésia in Albufeira

Have you ever dreamed of visiting the best beach in the world? Look no further than Praia da Falésia in Albufeira, Portugal, which recently claimed the prestigious title awarded by the renowned travel platform Tripadvisor. This recognition is part of the annual Travellers’ Choice Awards, where users’ reviews and ratings over a 12-month period determine the winners.

A Gem Rediscovered

Albufeira, known for its stunning coastal beauty, has once again captured global attention by reclaiming the top spot on Tripadvisor’s rankings. Praia da Falésia, nestled in Olhos de Água, stretches over six kilometres of coastline adorned with breathtaking ochre-coloured sandstone cliffs, a signature feature of the region. Its allure lies not only in the picturesque cliffs but also in the lush pine trees and native vegetation that frame the coastline, offering visitors unforgettable vistas and opportunities for leisurely walks.

A Testament to Environmental Stewardship

The accolade is not just a testament to the beach’s natural beauty but also to Albufeira’s commitment to environmental preservation. Jose Carlos Rolo, the Mayor of Albufeira, emphasized the municipality’s investments in environmental sustainability, water quality, and beach cleanliness. These efforts, combined with the region’s favourable climate and natural charm, have made Albufeira a sought-after destination for travellers worldwide.

Community Pride and Sustainable Tourism

Local authorities, including Cristiano Cabrita, responsible for Environmental Affairs and Vice-President of Albufeira’s Municipal Council, expressed pride in the international recognition. They highlighted ongoing initiatives focused on maintaining and promoting the beauty and quality of Albufeira’s beaches. Such efforts not only enhance tourism but also attract new visitors, both nationally and internationally, contributing to the region’s economic growth and sustainability goals.

Europe’s Beach Paradise

This year’s Travellers’ Choice Awards marked a unique milestone as all three top beach destinations worldwide were European. Following Praia da Falésia, the second spot was claimed by Spiaggia dei Conigli in Italy, with La Concha in Spain securing the third position. This European dominance underscores the continent’s diverse and captivating coastal offerings, drawing travellers seeking unparalleled beach experiences.

Plan Your Visit

Whether you are a sun seeker, a nature enthusiast, or simply in search of unparalleled coastal beauty, Praia da Falésia promises an unforgettable experience. Plan your visit to this award-winning destination and immerse yourself in the splendour of Albufeira’s crown jewel, where golden sands meet azure waters against a backdrop of majestic cliffs and verdant landscapes.

Experience the best beach in the world firsthand and discover why Praia da Falésia continues to captivate travellers from across the globe. Your journey to paradise awaits in Albufeira!

Source: Município de Albufeira

Keywords: Gabi Miguel, Holiday rentals, Praia da Falésia, Albufeira, Olhos D’Água

Welcome to Armação de Pêra

Armação de Pêra is a truly enchanting tourist destination, known for its long, golden beaches, delicious cuisine and exceptional quality. It’s the perfect place for a family holiday, offering a wide range of activities and attractions for all ages.

The beaches of Armação de Pêra are stunning, with their golden sands and crystal clear waters. With an extensive coastal strip, visitors have plenty of space to relax, sunbathe and enjoy refreshing swims in the sea. In addition, the beach offers a series of activities, such as boat trips, paddleboarding, jet skiing and banana boating, guaranteeing fun for the whole family.

Gastronomy is another highlight of Armação de Pêra. Local restaurants offer a wide variety of dishes, from typical Algarve cuisine to international cuisine. Fresh seafood is a specialty, and visitors can taste delicious fish and seafood dishes, accompanied by regional wines. The restaurants are warm and inviting, providing a truly memorable dining experience.

The quality of the destination is evident in all aspects. Armação de Pêra is proud to offer an excellent tourist infrastructure, with high-quality hotels and resorts, as well as a wide range of services and amenities to meet the needs of visitors. The locals’ hospitality is known to be warm and welcoming, creating a pleasant and friendly environment for tourists.

Investing in a property in Armação de Pêra is an excellent option for those who want to enjoy the relaxed, sunny Algarve lifestyle. With the sea at their doorstep, residents can enjoy the benefits of living in a beach destination, enjoying the mild climate, sunshine and natural wonders of the region.

Furthermore, the Algarve region is known for its economic stability and continuous growth in tourism, which makes a real estate investment in Armação de Pêra an attractive and safe option. Whether for a permanent residence, holiday home or investment, Armação de Pêra offers an excellent opportunity for those looking for quality of life.

Armação de Pêra is the perfect holiday destination for families looking for unforgettable moments together. With its stunning beaches, rich cuisine, quality infrastructure and the warm welcome of the local community, this is a place where happy memories are created and shared.

Whether you want to enjoy beach activities, explore local tourist attractions or simply relax in the sun, Armação de Pêra offers everything a family needs for a perfect vacation. Children and adults will find fun.

In addition to its beautiful beaches and exquisite cuisine, Armação de Pêra is also known for its artisanal fishing, which is part of its Algarve culture and identity. Local fishermen still practice traditional fishing techniques, bringing fresh and tasty fish and seafood to the table.

The community of Armação de Pêra values and preserves Algarve traditions, keeping the region’s cultural and folkloric manifestations alive. Local festivals are unmissable opportunities to experience music, dance and typical clothing, which reflect the richness of the Algarve’s cultural heritage.

Armação de Pêra is more than just a tourist destination. It is a place where you can immerse yourself in the authenticity and lifestyle of the Algarve, enjoying the natural beauty, warm hospitality and unique cultural traditions of the region.

Investing in Armação de Pêra is investing in a community that values its cultural and environmental heritage, providing a rich and meaningful experience for residents and visitors. It is an invitation to explore the essence of the Algarve, where artisanal fishing, culture and identity come together to create a truly captivating atmosphere.

Enjoy the charm and authenticity of Armação de Pêra, where the stunning beaches, delicious cuisine, artisanal fishing and cultural traditions make this destination a special place to live and visit in the heart of the Algarve.

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Discover the Magic of Cabo de São Vicente and Explore the Enchanting Algarve!

In the extreme southwest of mainland Portugal, where the Atlantic bravely hugs the coast, lies a place of wild beauty and deep history: Cabo de São Vicente. Imposing cliffs rise 60 meters above the sea, protecting one of the most powerful lighthouses in Europe, whose beams of light can be seen from an incredible 100 kilometres away.

Cabo de São Vicente, also known as the “End of the World” to ancient navigators, is more than just a geographic point. It is a place where history intertwines with nature, where myths and legends mix with tangible reality. Here, Infante D. Henrique, the Navigator, would have drawn up the audacious plans that boosted the Portuguese Discoveries, exploring the unknown seas towards West Africa.

As you explore this mystical headland, you will find yourself immersed in a breathtaking landscape, where the roar of the ocean meets the wind blowing ceaselessly through the cliffs. It is an invitation to witness the spectacle of the sunset, a magical moment when the sun says goodbye, painting the horizon in golden and red tones, while the ocean whispers its ancient secrets.

In addition to its natural and historical beauty, Cabo de São Vicente is a paradise for birdwatchers, with several migratory species finding refuge on its shores. And for those who wish to delve even deeper into Portugal’s maritime history, the São Vicente Lighthouse houses the Lighthouse Museum, a treasure trove of knowledge that chronicles the region’s rich naval heritage.

But the journey through the Algarve doesn’t end here. Departing from Cabo de São Vicente, you can embark on a journey along the stunning Algarve coast, heading to destinations such as Albufeira, where Gabi Miguel’s charming villas await to welcome you into an oasis of comfort and beauty. Strategically situated, Albufeira offers the perfect base to explore all the wonders the Algarve has to offer, with its golden beaches, picturesque villages and delicious cuisine, all just a short drive from a 2 to a 3-hour drive away.

So, let yourself be seduced by the magic of Cabo de São Vicente and the diversity of the Algarve. An adventure awaits you, where every curve of the coast reveals a new treasure to be discovered. Come, be part of this unforgettable journey and let yourself be enveloped by the untouched beauty of this seaside paradise.

Keywords: Cabo de São Vicente, Algarve, Albufeira, Gabi Miguel