At Charm of the Algarve we want to provide our guests with a unique, relaxing experience and unforgettable memories. We start the day with our organic breakfast. Breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day and we take this very seriously. Our products are chosen in an ecological and sustainable way, giving priority to local farmers and seasonal products. In the morning at our table, you may find honey from Estoi, yogurt and fresh cheese from Santa Catarina, seasonal fruit from the Olhão market, homemade granola and various marmalades and other seasonal flavours. We are happy to serve you gluten-free or vegan products, whenever requested in the reservation.
With your energy restored after a well-deserved sleep and a healthy breakfast, Olhão, the islands, the beaches or the countryside will give you a new experience every day. Below you will find some options that we have selected for you, but we love to share our most up-to-date tips with you. Algarve is always full of festivals, special markets, little shops and hip restaurants. And we know the way. With our years of experience and living here, we know the secret places and we find pride in sharing them with our guests. Together we create amazing memories…
Exploring the Algarve has never been easier with our very central location, close to Tavira, Loulé, Faro and Fuseta. Even the train station is at walking distance. The train is the most relaxing way to explore the Algarve and it will bring you all across the Algarve or even to Lisbon. With a (rental) car or Uber taxi you swiftly find yourself on one of the amazing beaches in the Algarve. Oe enjoy the buzzing nightlife of Faro. You can rent one of our city bikes and explore the region by yourself. Our partner Enjoy2drive offers great cars and a VIP airport service for a reasonable price
East Algarve allows you to enjoy multiple paradise beaches, with mild temperatures and blue waves as far as the eye can see, ideal for sunbathing, water sports and boat trips. Nearby beaches are Fuseta (city beach), Faro Beach (our favorite!) and the islands of Armona and Culatra. West Algarve is never far away. The city or Quarteira has an amazing city beach and a lively atmosphere and is only 25 minutes by car. Or what about the luxury marina of Vilamoura with its fashionable beach restaurants and high end shops. And of course a trip to the Algarve is not complete without visiting the amazing cliffs of Falesia beach, the welcoming São Rafael beach or the stunning Praia da Marinha.
Take a deep breath, slow down and let the beautiful nature guide you with a slower tempo, fresh air and unspoiled landscapes. It is like going back in time… Enjoy one of the many walking trails or let our Per Natur guide tell you about Portuguese nature. For lovers of the unspoiled wild life, the Ria Formosa Natural Park is just around the corner. The Ria Formosa is a maze of canals, islands, marshes and barrier islands, stretching 60 kms along the Algarve coast. You can start your visit at the Centro de Educação Ambiental de Marim (Environmental Education Center of Marim), which will show you the most suitable hiking trails and observatories where to hide to enjoy the day-to-day of the various birds.
RESTAURANTS, Culture and more
Algarve is so much more than beaches and sun. From the various museums that offer us a glance of the past to modern restaurants, hip nightlife and classical concerts. We can help you make reservations for a traditional fado concert, find a guided visit to one of the many churches or visit one of the farmer markets. Or maybe you want to learn all about the traditional art of salt harvesting and enjoy a floating session in a ´dead sea´ salt lake experience. In for some creative activities? We know where to paint your own Portuguese tiles, enjoy a yoga class or visit a deserted salt mine. We regularly have wine tastings and tapas in our patio garden. Stay in and learn about Portuguese wines and enjoy a tapas dinner. Ask for the options when booking direct.