With direct access to Praia de Falesia beach, the Falesia Hotel in Acoteias offers the perfect spot for beach-based fun and exploration. A courtesy shuttle bus runs daily to the beach if walking seems like just too much trouble. Back at the hotel, with a large swimming pool to laze beside, relaxation is definitely on the menu – and the Palm Bar is close at hand for filling up on light snacks and cocktails. When you’re need of something more substantial, the buffet restaurant serves up a feast of local and international dishes, with the occasional themed evening thrown in, just for fun. If you’re in need of pampering, check out the spa, with its treatment rooms and Turkish steam bath.
Overview of Portugal
With an array of sandy coves, succulent seafood and top-class golf courses, holidays to Portugal have so much to offer. This winning combination, coupled with an average 300 days of sunshine per year, makes it the destination of choice for couples, families and friends in search of relaxation, sightseeing and jaw-dropping scenery. There’s also the culture-packed capital of Faro to explore. When it comes to beach-based holidays, attention usually turns towards the south coast of this wonderful country. So it’s no surprise that the Algarve is Portugal’s premier beach destination, and with great beaches, modern resorts and various sightseeing options it’s easy to understand why.
Things to do in Acoteias
Golfers may be interested to learn that there’s a well-maintained golf course right next door to the Falesia Hotel, and other resort attractions are close by in Acoteias. This traditional Portuguese village has lots of low-key charm, as well as a sleek stretch of golden sands. The Blue Flag beach, with its sandstone cliffs, provides a pretty backdrop for sunbathing, swimming and sandcastle building. It’s also a popular spot for snorkelling and scuba diving, with the clear waters offering scope for unfettered underwater exploration. If you’re in search of history, drive for half an hour to reach Faro, a city packed with charm and a fascinating Medieval quarter. With idyllic beaches, sightseeing opportunities and plenty of Portuguese charm, the Algarve is the perfect all-rounder.