Monte Gordo, Eastern Algarve
Beach apartment with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and shared pool in Monte Gordo, Algarve
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From £293 per week
Apartment to rent in Monte Gordo, Algarve
Apartment overview - owner's description
Two bedroom traditional style apartment in centre of town, with beach, shops, bars, restaurants, and casino all within 5 minutes walk.
This apartment is ideal if you want to be in a central location and close to all facilities as it’s situated just off the seafront and alongside several bars, cafes, restaurants, and shops - including a supermarket and the post office.
It has two large bedrooms, with built in wardrobes, and two bathrooms (one en-suite) and is both spacious and relaxing, even though it's in the heart of town. Both bedrooms and the lounge open onto the balcony, which overlooks the pool. Free wi-fi access is available in reception.
Monte Gordo is a resort with everything close to hand, and car hire although recommended if you want to explore the region - isn't essential!
The Eastern Algarve is less developed than the resorts to the west of Faro, but Monte Gordo caters for most tastes. It is an all year round destination, and is perfect for family beach holidays. It is popular with holidaymakers from Portugal and the rest of Europe, particularly Holland and the UK. There are plenty of daytime activities with the golfer well catered for (as in the rest of the Algarve) and for the more energetic there are bicycles for hire, and a top class sports centre in Vila Real.
At night the town comes alive with visitors and locals alike out for a meal, shopping, or just strolling along the seafront before the sun goes down late in the evening. There are street markets, carnival processions, festivals, concerts, and funfairs during the summer, finishing off with a grand fireworks display at the end of the season, but although lively it’s not really a paradise for all-night clubbers. Even so, Monte Gordo is home to one of only three casinos in the whole of the Algarve, with top class dining, cabaret shows, and gaming over two floors.
If you decide not to hire a car, and are flying to Faro, there are several options for reaching the resort, such as airport transfer services, taxis, buses, or trains - with the latter two being slower but cheaper. If you'd like to hire a car for just part of your holiday, there are several car rental offices in Monte Gordo. However, local transport is good, and there is a taxi rank on the seafront, and regular bus services to many other places in the Algarve - as well as direct services to Lisbon, and a service to Seville in Spain from the neighbouring border town of Vila Real de Santo António (locally shortened to Vila Real). There is also a ferry service from Vila Real to Ayamonte in Spain. Monte Gordo railway station is less than 10 minutes walk from the town centre, and the line terminates at Vila Real, but in the opposite direction trains call at several small villages as well as the larger towns of Tavira, Olhão, and Faro. There are fast trains from Faro to Lisbon and Oporto in the north, and local services to towns in the Western Algarve.
There are organized trips available to all the main attractions of the Algarve. There are also 4 wheel drive safaris which take you into the more remote areas of the region, and river cruises from Vila Real, and coastal cruises from Tavira. Some of these trips last a whole day, and include meals and entertainment.
Monte Gordo is also less than an hour away from the Algarve's latest visitor attraction - a zip wire across the Guadiana river from Spain to Portugal, the world's only cross border zipwire!
MONTE GORDO area
Monte Gordo bay boasts an unbroken stretch of sand stretching over a distance of about 15km from the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve in the west to the River Guadiana on the Spanish border in the east. Monte Gordo beach is at the end of the road, but the nearby beaches in the villages of Altura, Praia Verde, and Manta Rota are also popular, although they still have acres of space, and are well worth a visit. The historic towns of Tavira and Castro Marim are only a short distance away, and the local capital of Vila Real with its marina and ferry to Spain is just a few minutes drive. To the north of Monte Gordo are salt pans and another nature reserve stretching to the Guadiana river called Reserva Natural do Sapal de Castro Marim, a haven for many wading birds including heron, flamingos, and storks.
If you expect to arrive at the apartment before the specified check-in time, please let us know and we will arrange early access to the apartment if it is ready for occupation. Alternatively, we can arrange safe keeping of your luggage until the apartment is ready for you.
CAR RENTAL WARNING:
Some car hire companies operate a full/empty fuel policy.
This means you should have a full tank at the start of the hire period, but are not required to return the car with any fuel.
You are charged for filling the car (around €15) plus fuel at a premium price, meaning you will probably be asked to pay between €80 and €120 on top of the rental price. These companies will NOT give a refund for any unused fuel.
Here is a rough guide to petrol costs:
Return trip from Faro Airport to Monte Gordo 120km (fuel consumption 40mpg = 7litres/100km) is 8litres @ €1.60/litre - so total fuel cost is €12.80. A return trip along the entire length of the southern Algarve coast (approx 350km) will cost less than €40 in fuel.
Also, some companies occasionally insist on additional insurance before releasing a car, this is likely to be €30-€60 per week!
Please make sure you read the terms and conditions carefully before booking your car!
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Outside this apartment in Monte Gordo, AlgarveThis apartment is in the town but in a quiet area near the beach. It has a shared pool, a balcony, outside lighting and a shared garden. Car hire is not necessary as the apartment is less than a 15 minute walk to a large selection of shops, bars, restaurants; however parking is not available.
Prices and availability
Updated 1 February 2017
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Long stay discounts
- Arrive between 1 January - 28 February and receive 50% off if the booking is for 60 days or more.
- Arrive between 1 January - 31 March and receive 25% off if the booking is for 21 days or more.
- Arrive between 1 November - 31 December and receive 50% off if the booking is for 60 days or more.
If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.
£15.00 per week, paid locally
2 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:
- 1 double bed and en suite
- 2 single beds
There is also 2 double sofa beds in Lounge, 1 cot
1 bathroom, 1 en suite bathroom
DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, TV Languages in English, German, Spanish, Local
Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning throughout property, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Outside lighting, Shared garden
Children, Infants, Restricted mobility
Cot is available on request, and is payable locally. There are fitted wardrobes in both bedrooms. Each of the 3-seater sofas in the lounge can be converted to a double bed. There is also a large patio table and chairs for "al fresco" dining or simply relaxing on the balcony. Beach mats, umbrellas, and beach chairs are supplied for use of guests at no additional charge. Free wi-fi access in reception area.
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