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on the eastern side of the Algarve, just a 40 minute
transfer from Faro airport, is a relaxing purpose-built
beach resort, ideal for families. The resort is ideally
placed for those who enjoy golf, with three excellent golf
courses within a 15 minute drive, and is close to both the
picturesque Roman town of Tavira, and the busy high-rise
resort of Monte Gordo. Altura is also just an hour and a
half from the Spanish border, meaning daytrips into Seville
are a possibility.
The eastern part of the Algarve is less developed and
unspoilt than the central and western parts, with this
stretch of coastline home to some excellent sandy beaches.
Along the stretch of coast from Tavira along to Monte Gordo
there are no less than five Blue Flag beaches. Alturas’
beach is long and wide, with clean sands and a variety of
water sports on offer, and there are good parking facilities
and a beach-bar/restaurant for those much
offers plenty of accommodation options, including
apartments, hotels and villas, with some properties on the
front and most within walking distance of the sandy beach.
The atmosphere in Altura is relaxed with some bars for
evening entertainment, and the resort is known for its’
excellent quality of restaurants. Monte Gordo, just 10
minutes from Altura, is the most commercial resort on the
eastern coast, and is fairly lively, with much more
nightlife including a casino.
Apart from relaxing on the beach, wind-surfing or fishing,
visitors to Altura can explore the area on bikes, or take
advantage of the excellent golfing facilities. The
countryside inland is beautiful, and the market town of
Tavira is a nice place to visit - quiet, elegant and
traditional, with its’ Roman bridge and city walls, fishing
harbour and indoor market.
Please visit Portugal Golf for essential golfing information.
Faro Airport Taxi > Altura
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picturesque Roman town of Tavira is located a few kilometres
to west. To east of Altura is the busy high-rise resort of
Monte Gordo and the Administrative town of Vila Real de
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