Local Area

Boliqueime ChurchCasa das Figueiras is a 30min drive from Faro and is situated idyllically on a peaceful hill-side with magnificent rural and sea views.  The villa is only 2km from the typically Algarvian village of Boliqueime which dates back to the 12th century.  This colourful village is set in a peaceful, countryside location and offers the usual amenities such as several cafés, restaurants, post office, bank and a pharmacy and also a beautiful church.  It is just a 15 minute stroll away along the lovely country lanes (or quicker if driving).

There are lots of enticing restaurants in the area which we visit regularly, there is an information pack at the villa which has leaflets and details of local places of interest and you can click here for the TripAdvisor reviews of local restaurants.  The villa manager is always on hand during your stay should you require a recommendation.

The coastal resorts of Vilamoura, Olhos d’Agua and Albufeira are 15 to 20 minutes drive away.

Albufeira Beach

Vilamoura (8km):
Explore the Marina at Vilamoura with its vast array of restaurants and attractive shops, you will also find a casino and opportunities for sea trips along the coast.  Vilamoura also boasts four golf courses!  Horse riding, cycling and water sports are also available in the area.
Olhos d’Agua:  Visit the rock pools and freshwater springs of Olhos d´Agua – great for children!
Falesia, Albufeira (13km):  Long clean beaches with plenty of space for sunbathing.  The waves can be strong so be careful with young children.

Surfing, Rock Climbing and Mountain Biking
There are local companies offering a variety of activities such as Algarve Adventure and Extreme Algarve.

Yoga is available at several different places such as Om Shanti-Centro, Conrad Spa or  Sayanna Wellness

 Shops and Amenities

Nearest shops, bank, Post Office, restaurants, chemist – Boliqueime (2km).
Large supermarkets – Loulé (14km). Ferreiras (4km).
Shopping centre – Guia (15 mins by car).
Market every Saturday morning at Loulé (14km).

We do highly recommend hiring a car so you are able to explore everything the Algarve has to offer.

We have enjoyed many wonderful family holidays here over the years as well as peaceful getaways with friends.  People who stay here often return time and time again as we hope you will if you decide to stay at Casa das Figueiras.

Map of Faro to Boliqueime