Villa Helena

The Villa Helena is surrounded by mountains and farmland, so it’s a great place to enjoy a serene holiday to the Algarve. You can enjoy wide-open vistas from the raised pool, where lemon-and-cream sunbeds decorate the terrace.

The entire property is modern and spacious. Downstairs, there’s a lounge-diner, kitchen, twin bedroom and a shower room. Upstairs, there’s a double room with an en suite and two twins with a shared bathroom; all of these rooms have balconies. Outside, there’s also a barbecue and a bread oven.

Overview of Sao Bras

Located just to the north of Faro, Sao Bras is a small town that encourages guests to explore – it’s a unique destination where contrasts are everywhere you look. Old and new buildings sit side by side, with merchant homes next to modern apartment buildings and quaint churches.

Sao Bras is a popular holiday location because of its charming vistas and countryside rambling trails, so the Villa Helena is particularly loved by walkers.

Things to do in Sao Bras

Although the Villa Helena is in a serene spot, you’re not too far off the beaten track as you’re only a 10-minute drive away from Sao Bras.

The food in Sao Bras is a highlight for most holidaymakers. While many spots in the Algarve focus on seafood, restaurants in Sao Bras mainly serve richer flavours, with meat and game stews particularly popular.

Sao Bras is home to several churches, and exploring these is a great way of learning more about the culture, heritage and faith of the town. For the best Instagram photos, visit the Sao Bras de Alportel Church.

If you love to explore, head to the hills where you’ll come across charming hamlets and gorgeous views. With a stay in Sao Bras, you can explore the history and culture of this brilliant part of the Algarve.

Resort Summary

The Algarve is perfectly positioned to have a glut of fresh seafood readily available, but holidays in Sao Bras tend to expose your palate to many other flavours, courtesy of the Barrocal region. In this area, richer flavours rule the roost, with rabbit, goat and wild boar on the menu, often served in a red wine sauce or stew.

Sumptuous figs, almonds and honey are often used for desserts to stay loyal to local tastes, but you will also be able to find international cuisine very easily, as there are lots of restaurants to choose from.