Acoteias in the Algarve region of Portugal is a good choice of holiday location for villas in Algarve, with reliable wonderful year round weather including a substantial 300 days a year of sunshine. Yet there is a cooling breeze in the summer months to keep visitors to the area during the hotter months from sweltering in the typical Mediterranean heat. So what is there to do there?
Praia de Falesias is one of the most beautiful and well known beaches in the Algarve and its golden sand is set against the red sandstone cliffs. It is a Blue Flag beach with a childrens playground to keep them entertained and a good choice of water sports to take part in over the summer. This beach is just minutes away from Acoteias and is one of the many within reach. If you prefer something rockier, head west whilst east you will find flatter sandier beaches.
There are, of course, an excellent choice of golf courses to visitaround Acoteias – there are cetainly enough for most visitors to be entertained on every day of a holiday whilst never visiting the same course twice. About 10 minutes away is the popular golfing centre of Vilamoura with six superb golf courses and a variety of challenges and settings along with the associated pro shops, equipment for hire and practice facilities. Near to Acoteias is the 9-hole golf course called Pine Cliffs, with a truely spectacular final hole called the Devils Parlour that is over a ravine with views to the beach below.
There is also plenty to entertain the entire family of all ages in the area. For water parks to cool down in, try out Aqualand with slides, infant areas and high adrenaline slides. Slide and Splash has landscaped gardens in addition to breathtaking rides and more gentle baby rides. And in SeaWorld, you can even swim with the dolphins.
Other family entertainment facilities availblein the area includes a petting farm with goats and deers, called Krazy World. Being located in the Algarve, it has its own 18-hole crazy golf courses. Also visit Amazonia, which features Amazonian creatures such as alligators, crocodiles macaws and turtles to name but a few.
Local nightlife is usually quiet and relaxed and Acoteais is not a busy all night resort, but the much busier Albuferia is not that far away for those looking for this kind of entertainment.
Why stick to just visiting and exploring the town you are staying in one of the many villas in Algarve when you can also explore the area? Faro is the airport you will probably fly in through and rather than just thinking of it as an airport it is well worth a visit to the cobbled streets of the old town or a visit to 13th century Se Cathedral, for plenty of fascinating architectural interest and excellent views of the town. Less than an hour away from Acoteais in the car is the Serra de Monchique mountain conservation area, which is superb for exploring on the back of a horse or by bike or just walking.
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