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Quinta Dos Alamos

Quinta Dos Alamos, Portugal

Quinta Dos Alamos holidays are simple, sunny and good for the soul. Imagine balmy evenings, delicious foods and beautiful beaches. The village is well off the tourist track, so you can slip into the slow pace of life and enjoy the region's best attractions. Quinta Dos Alamos is a picture-perfect village that's quintessentially Portuguese: whitewashed villas stick out among the green landscapes. Plus, there's some incredible food, courtesy of neighbouring Guia, and one of the region's nicest beaches down the road.

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Explore the golden beaches

Holidays to Quinta Dos Alamos revolve around the beach, Praia de Galé. It's around 10 minutes in the car from the village, and it has achieved Blue Flag status. With 5km of soft, golden sands, you can choose your spot, settle down for the day, and eat at one of the handful of waterfront restaurants, or stop off at the food market in Guia to pack a picnic. Once you've finished sunbathing, there are plenty of water sports on offer.

While you're in the Algarve, don't miss out on the opportunity to visit Praia de São Rafael. It's the region's best beach, and Europe's fourth best beach, just minutes from the city of Albufeira. Its caramel-coloured sand, majestic rock formations and welcoming atmosphere make it the ideal place to explore and relax.

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Eat delicious food in Guia

Guia is Quinta Dos Alamos' closest neighbour, around a 15-minute walk from the village. The best part about Guia is that it's the birthplace of piri-piri chicken, which residents of the town discovered in the 1960s. Nearly every restaurant in the town serves up the aromatic, tasty dish. Some of the restaurant owners have been serving the same menu, dish and recipe since the 60s – and it's clear why. The portions aren't stingy in Guia, so expect an onslaught of chips and salad alongside your chicken. You can wash it all down with a glass of local wine – even Sir Cliff Richard has his own vineyard in the region.

Play golf in Portugal’s top destinations

Keen golf players will naturally go on holidays to Algarve – but sticking to the main resorts could mean you miss out on the high number of landscaped courses in the countryside. Quinta Dos Alamos is surrounded by top courses, including the 18-hole Salgados Course. It's a 10-minute drive from the village, and has a spectacular backdrop of Praia de Gale's rich, golden sands. If you head out further into the Algarve, you'll find more championship courses. Some of the region's historic resorts are home to a few of Europe's best courses.

Spend the day at Zoomarine

Zoomarine is a must-see attraction on Quinta Dos Alamos holidays. It can be found on the outskirts of Guia, so it's easy to get to from the small town. Set aside a full day to enjoy the park as you'll definitely need it. From shops and restaurants to a water park, theme park and zoo, there's a huge amount to do. The biggest draw of Zoomarine is its dolphins. You can watch them perform graceful, acrobatic tricks in the pool, and even swim with them in a one-to-one session. It's a magical experience and one of a kind in the Algarve. You can also head to the amusement park for fast roller-coasters and fun rides. Then it's time for the water park, where you'll find pools, a wave beach and plenty of water slides!

Get to know the Algarve

Renting a car is almost a necessity for Quinta Dos Alamos holidays. Hiring one gives you the freedom to fully explore the Algarve. As it's home to one of the best stretches of coastline in Europe, you can drive from one private beach to another, and it doesn't matter which beach you end up on, as so many have Blue Flag credentials. Not only are the pale sands and blue waters magnificent, but so is the drive along the coast. The Algarve has stand-out rock formations everywhere. As you explore, you'll be impressed at every stop, which is no surprise, seeing as the Algarve is regular winner at the World Travel Awards.

Whether you want to spend your days playing golf or relaxing on the beach, holidaying in Quinta Dos Alamos is a sure-fire winner. It has the weather, scenery and food to keep everyone happy. The sleepy village guarantees a peaceful holiday, so you can spend your days exploring the busier parts of the Algarve before coming back to tranquillity.