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Montechoro

Montechoro Holidays

On the outskirts of Albufeira, Montechoro sits a 10-minute walk from a lengthy sandy beach. It has a long street called The Strip where you'll find everything from restaurants and antiques to vibrant clubs and bars. It's also a child-friendly resort with its own children's theme-park, making it the perfect place for the whole family to enjoy Algarve holidays.

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Spacious, golden beaches

Situated on the Algarve coastline, Montechoro has several beaches you can visit, with the nearest being Praia da Oura, known locally as 'Golden Beach'. This is a big stretch of golden sand where groups of mates, couples and families with kids can relax and enjoy the sea and sunshine. Surrounded by sandstone cliffs, its sheltered location makes it as one of the most popular beaches in the area.

If you'd like somewhere a bit quieter where you can relax and just chill out, head for Aveiros beach. This small, secluded cove surrounded by cliffs in the neighbouring Sao Joao area offers the perfect out-of-the-way spot.

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  • Euro
  • Portuguese
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Perfect choice for lively nightlife

Head for Montechoro's main thoroughfare called The Strip, which leads directly down to the beachfront and you'll find it packed full of everything you could possibly need on your holiday nights out. There is a great selection of restaurants, bars and busy clubs in and around the street.

If you get peckish while you're out, you'll find options to suit most tastes, from more traditional Portuguese fare to Chinese, pizzas and fast food outlets. There's a choice of family-friendly pubs and bars that serve food where you can hang out and have some dinner with the kids, while there are also a great selection of All Inclusive holidays to Portugal available for those wanting to take the guesswork out of dining.

Bars and clubs line The Strip and surrounding streets giving you plenty of places to go for a fun or more crazy night out. There are sports bars where you can play pool and keep up with the latest sporting events while you're away. You can find live music, karaoke, DJs playing the latest tunes and anthems, theme nights, plenty of drinks offers and lots of all-night party fun.

If this isn't enough for you, you'll find the hub of the region's nightlife in the neighbouring town of Albufeira. It's just a 10-minute taxi ride to get to Albufeira town from Montechoro so you'll be able to have a taste of the nightlife on offer in both towns.

Great for shopping and finding antiques

You'll find lots of shopping opportunities in Montechoro, from supermarkets where you can buy snacks and bottled water to take with you to the beach, to souvenirs and small electrical items. It's also well known as a good area for finding antiques, so there's a chance you'll find something unusual or rare to take home with you.

Just outside Albufeira, in Guia, the Algarve Shopping Centre is one of the largest in the region. Here you can spend hours shopping from a wide selection of Portuguese and international goods.

Watersports and boat trips

For watersports fans there are plenty of opportunities to try out something new, or get in some practice with old favourites. If you'd like to do some scuba diving, water-skiing or water parachuting you'll have the chance from several beaches in the area.

There are also many boat trips you can book which take you along the local coastline for a few hours. You'll get to enjoy the views at sea and see more of the beauty of the rugged cliffs and coves of the Algarve coast.

Family friendly with activities for children

For the kids there's plenty to do during the day to keep them entertained both on and off the beach. The local Montechoro Fun Park is a family-focused theme park which is definitely worth a visit. It's crammed full of fun activities and entertainment for children of all ages, as well as adults.

It has a lush tropical feel to its surroundings and a large open-air swimming pool to have lots of splashy-play in. There's plenty of space to do a spot of sunbathing and a mini golf course with 18 holes where you can practice your skills. The mix of rides include a bouncy castle, races, rugby and football matches, as well as several themed bars and restaurants.