Discover the Eastern Algarve

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Discover the Eastern Algarve

The central Algarve is popular for many good reasons, but have you considered looking east for something a bit different?

The Eastern Algarve - east of Faro airport, running up to border with Spain - is a slightly warmer climate than the west and less windy.

"It is a relatively undiscovered location, has a variety of restaurants, shops and cafes, is not too comercialised but you can find nightlife if you need it," says Sarah Goncalves of Algarve Manta Properties (

"From Manta Rota to Vila Real de Sto Antonio the stretch of very wide award-winning beaches goes on for many kilometres. It is the perfect location for couples or families."

She says that Tavira is the "Jewel of the Algarve", has historic architecture, a lot of interesting shops and many cafes and restaurants, and she is selling fully furnished apartments there from €75,000.

At Manta Rota Beach she has new two-bed apartments for €140,000.

Alternatively, Cabanas is a riverside resort that has access to spectacular beach by motorboat. It has mostly apartments available, good bars and fishing village still although has a bit of nightlife.

"Manta Rota and Altura are untouched beach resorts which are a good area for investment, rental houses and apartments do well - and they are not high-rise at all.

"Even in the height of the summer you have so much beach it doesn't get too crowded. There are good supermarkets also a small selection of shops."

Some further options work investigating: Praia Verde is an area which has concentrated protected pine trees and luxury homes and a wonderful beach.

Castro Marim is a small village with a lot of local history, fort, church and local facilities.

Monte Gordo has a casino, bars and restaurants and is a more cosmopolitan resort.

Or at Vila Real de Stº Antonio - the border town to Spain - you can drive to Spain by bridge or get the ferry across the River Guadiana. Great as a base for boat owners as there is a well-organised marina, plenty of shops, fantastic restaurants.

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