Surrounding

You can really experience the authentic Portuguese landscape close to the casa, which is something we treasure highly. Within a one minute walk from Casa Porta Azul one can find large orange and tangerine fields where the old farmers are still working and living.

Often the local shepherd comes by with his flock of sheep, as it’s only a ten minute walk to the sheep-fold where the flock is kept.

The balmy temperatures at night, the sound of the wind which goes through the palm trees and of course the traditional Port wine gives you a sleepy feeling for a perfect night of sleep.

Languages

  • Nederlands
  • English
  • Português
  • Beautiful villages and cities in the surrounding

    The nearest large village to where we live is called Boliqueime. Though a busy village, it has still not been discovered by the general tourist population, and remains quite traditional.

  • Tavira

    Tavira is a really cosy and picturesque village, which is also the warmest town in the Algarve whole year around.

  • Sagres

    It is a spooky place when it’s cloudy and windy, but it is very nice when the sun shines.

  • Albufeira

    Albufeira was once a small fishing village, but the Great Earthquake of 1755 destroyed most of the old town, including its castle.

  • Faro

    Faro is not just the Capitol of the Algarve. This city has a lot more to offer.

  • Loulé

    Loulé is situated on a hill and is famous for its big church and markets. It is also famous for being the centre of labour in the Algarve.

  • Olhão

    After driving across small villages and fruit yards you will enter Olhão. This old village, where the fishermen lived, and which shows the influences left behind by the Moorish people.

  • Moncarapacho

    From Tavira you can take a shortcut to Olhão. On your way to Olhão you can stop in Moncarapacho.

  • Monchique

    It will take 45 minutes to get to Monchique. Here you will find the highest mountain of the Algarve, where you can visit a spa village on a rainy day.

  • Lisbon

    Conveniently there are two small railway stations nearby, Ferreiras, where the fast train to Lisbon can be caught. Both stations are approximately 15 minutes by car from the Casa.

  • Sevilla

    Five minutes from the Casa is a Motorway entrance, and from here it is a straight drive down to Sevilla. You will arrive in Sevilla after a beautiful trip across the Algarve and Andalusia.