Casinha Goa

Central Algarve

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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Open plan living / dining and kitchen area ((WiFi, Sat TV, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine) with doors to courtyard . Double bedroom with en suite shower room. Twin bedroom. Bathroom (separate shower). 
  • Outside: Ground floor courtyard.  External stairs leading to roof terrace with inbuilt BBQ, covered terrace area (worktop and sink), poolside shower and...
  • Private plunge pool (3m x 2m).

Tucked away along a cobbled side street, this lovingly renovated house is perfectly placed to enjoy the many delights of the picturesque fishing village of Ferragudo.

With a colourful and quirky mix of décor and furnishings, the open-plan living / dining and kitchen area makes for relaxed living, with doors through to an open courtyard terrace; ideal for enjoying evening meals on balmy nights. Completing the ground floor, the double bedroom comes with en-suite facilities, while the twin bedroom is complemented by a separate bath and shower room.

Stairs from the courtyard lead to the upper terrace which enjoys views across the village rooftops.  Here a private plunge pool, essential for cooling off on hot days, sits comfortably amongst pot plants, tiled surrounds and a wonderful pergola. A covered barbecue area creates the perfect opportunity for dining al fresco.

Sitting on the banks of the river Arade, Ferragudo’s winding village streets are full of colour and character; here people still grill their freshly caught catch in the street, mixing happily with the bohemian atmosphere of art galleries, antique stores and first-rate seafood eateries. Excellent beaches, such as Praia Angrinha (850m) and Praia Grande (1.2km), are within walking distance and for those wishing to venture further afield, a short drive takes you to the enchanting old Capital of Silves (17km), and beyond, the cooling forest trails and hills of Monchique (39km).

  • For loading/unloading, cars can be driven directly up to the house front door and it is possible to park there for limited periods of time.  Further free parking is available approx 100m from the property. 
  • Flexible changeovers are possible at this property.

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Great Things to Do Near Casinha Goa

Step out onto the street and explore Ferragudo..

Very much a working village, the quayside is dotted with fishermen’s huts, artisans’ workshops and a sprinkling of excellent fish restaurants. The nearby sandy beach of Praia Grande is home to an excellent windsurfing school. Narrow cobbled alleyways wind their way uphill to the impressive church with great views.

Take a leisure cruise and see this magnificent coast from the sea

The itinerary might include stopping off at a sandy cove for a barbecue and for swimming and snorkelling. Details of all of the cruises on offer can be found along the quayside at Portimao.

Go shopping!

The Portimao Retail Park is worth a visit for some retail therapy. Shop until you drop at the many outlets in air conditioned comfort. It is situated on the Urbanizacao Vale which can be found either by exiting the A22 motorway at Junction 4 or from the EN125 at Sitio de Chao das Donas. It is about 2 kms north west of the town.

Capture the atmosphere of Faro,

steeped in history, by taking a walk around the old town, which is encircled by medieval walls. Evidence of the rich history of the town can be found in the Museu Arqueologico including a Roman floor mosaic and a collection of Moorish oil lamps. A visit to the Cathedral is a ‘must’.

Viis the World of Sand

This international sand sculpture festival is usually held between May and October. Reportedly the biggest sand city in the world, this fascinating and spectacle will amaze all members of the family! There are sand sculpture activities for children and it is illuminated by night. Take Exit 8 off the A22 (Algoz/Pera), or from EN125 at Pera and follow signs.

Nearby Carvoeiro is a bustling village

with an attractive sandy cove beach, framed by ochre coloured cliffs on either side. This is a popular spot for families and has a comprehensive range of restaurants to suit all pockets.

Visit the Sitio das Fontes

just a few kilometres north of Estombar, between Lagoa and Portimao. This old mill sits on a branch of the Rio Arade and has been made into an ecomuseum and includes the miller’s house, the old mill and the working waterwheel. There is a picnic area, children’s play area, amphitheatre and an environmental education area established to help preserve the surrounding wetlands.

The hamlet of Sesmarias is a very short drive from two golf courses,

Quinta da Gramacho and Vale da Pinta. For non golfers there are tennis courts, a beauty salon offering massages, manicures, pedicures etc and an outdoor pool, along with bars and restaurants. So, the whole family can enjoy a day of leisure. Tel: 00 351 282 340 900. www.pestanagolf.com

Visit the Museu do Rancho Folclórico do Calvário in Estombar.

It consists of a collection of objects that have been used on a daily basis for craft and agricultural activities.Rua do Rancho, Estombar. Open 14.00 – 18.00 Monday to Friday.

Go to the beach!

There are some delightful beaches very close by, amongst them Praia dos Caneiros which is a delightful sandy cove. There is a renowned restaurant here, too, a firm favourite with the locals!

Go to a water park!

The whole family will enjoy a day at Slide and Splash water park. It is on the EN125, just west of Lagoa. It is open from the beginning of April until the end of October and open from 10am to 6pm daily.

The castle town of Silves is worth spending a day exploring.

The Cathedral, built in red stone, and the Moorish castle both offer beautiful views over the orange and almond groves below.

Monchique is a spa town

set in the hills planted with cork, eucalyptus and fruit trees. There are some lovely walks through the woods with stunning views of the mountains. Pamper yourself with treatments in the Spa Hotel Termal in Caldas da Monchique.

Visit the most south westerly tip of Europe at the Cabo de Sao Vicente,

which has reputedly the most powerful lighthouse in Europe. To watch the sun setting here is a truly memorable experience.

Try sardines along the quay at Portimao

– freshly caught and simply served with salad and local wine. Explore the narrow streets of the old quarter with their fascinating shops, some specialising in leather goods.

When in Rome...

don’t forget to sample the many different types of port wine!Chilled white port makes an interesting aperitif and can be a serious rival to sherry.Accompanied by some delicious local olives, it’s a great way to preface a supper of freshly grilled sardines!

Explore the town of Lagos,

famous for its sea faring traditions and the former capital of the Algarve. Take a rest in the Praça Infante Dom Henrique and enjoy a well earned cool drink.

Bird watching.

The Algarve is a stop off point for migrating birds and as such is a haven for birdwatchers. One of the most important sites is the Parque Nacional do Ria Formosa, close to Faro and the wetlands are considered to be amongst the most important in Europe in terms of birdlife. Amongst the species that have been spotted are white stork, flamingo, hoopoe, stone curlew, Caspian Tern, Iberian Chiffchaff…..

Try Canoeing

This can be arranged on the protected lagoon of the Ria de Alvor, for both experts and beginners. This is a great activity for all of the family. www.outdoor-tours.com. Tel: (00 351) 282 969 520 for more information and to book.

Motor racing!

The Autodromo Internacional do Algarve opened at the end of 2008. It is just off the A22 between Portimao and Lagos and is well signed. Check out the events for this forthcoming season on www.autodromodoalgarve.com for both cars and motorbikes. The petrol heads in the party will love the experience.

Nearby

Towns

Portimao 5 mins
Ferragudo 5 mins
Silves 20 mins
Lagos 25 mins
Albufeira 30 mins
Monchique 35 mins
Vilamoura 40 mins
Loule 40 mins
Faro 50 mins
Tavira 65 mins
Vila Real de Sto. Antonio 75 mins

Beaches

Portimao Beach Praia da Rocha 10 mins
Ferragudo Beach Praia Grande 10 mins
Caneiros Beach 10 mins
Carvoeiro Beach 15 mins
Benagil Beach 20 mins

Airports

Faro 55 mins
Lisbon 150 mins
Sevilla 165 mins
Times are approximate

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