Walk along the Portimão Boulevard, have a Bica (coffee) or a
beer at one of the many lovely terraces and enjoy life.
Although in Portuguese, do visit
www.MercadosdePortimao.pt to see where and when the most
attractive markets are.
Car Rental / Car Hire
is public transport in the Algarve, the possibilities are
limited and do not always connect.
Many people prefer to rent a car so that the Algarve with
all it’s individual beauty can be explored to a maximum and
flexability is possible.
We always advise our guests to take a look at
www.Faroairport-carrental.com for hiring a car. They
have an office on Parking P4 on the airport and supply good
quality cars at very competative prices. Service is king.
Pick-up and return at the airport so what more do you want.
They also provide a service for temporary rentals; they
bring the car to your apartment and pick it up again at the
end of the rental period. In just 45 minutes you drive from
Faro airport to your apartment.
The nearest beach is the one at Praia da Rocha, which is
also one of the larges beaches of the Algarve. Many years
ago this beach was developed by building a large dam in the
Ocean and at the entrance to the Arade River. Since then
many apartments, hotels and shops were built and gradually
the Praia da Rocha holiday village arose.
Now a place to walk along the boulevard and to enjoythe
livelihood , see and meet people but also to relax at the
beach. Praia da Rocha is at just a 15 minutes walk from your
Further West are the beaches Praia do Vau, Praia do Alemao,
Praia dos Tres Irmaos and, of course, the well-know Alvor
beach. To the East you can visit Ferragudo’s Praia Grande, a
beach opposite your apartment and which can be seen from
your balconies. Then there is Praia do Pintadinho and Praia
dos Caneiros, where you can have an excellent gourmet lunch
or dinner .
Directions to the Apartment
The 3 small apartment blocs are on the Rua Sidonio Pais in
8500- Portimao and with Google coordinates 37°07'35.84" N
However, well before you leave for your holidays in Vila
Arade, we will send you clear directions how to drive from
Faro airport to your apartment, the code of the gated
entrance and of course, the informations as to the key to
Easy and quick booking of a cheap hire car at