Attractions

  • WALKING TRAILS

    Address:
    Querença, Portugal .

    Enjoy the protected landscape through several hiking/pedestrian trails: PR11 LLE Amendoeira (8 km), PR16 LLE Fonte Benémola (4,5 km), link to the Via Algarviana, 7 Fontes PR12 LLE (9 km), PR18 LLE Rocha da Pena (4,7 km);

    Bicycle trails, BTT or short walks around the villages of Querença, Benémola fountain (protected landscape), Alte, Salir, Tor,  Barranco do Velho, Cerro dos Negros, Roman road, Rota da Água, Via Algarviana among other beautiful places.

    Enjoy the fauna, flora of the Mediterranean forest. Bird watching.

  • THE HISTORIC VILLAGE OF QUERENÇA & LOULÉ

    Address:
    8100-133 Querença, Portugal .

    The historic village of Querença, founded by templar, one of the most traditional villages of the Algarve because of its countryside sights, gastronomy and cultural assets of inland Algarve. This special place in the countryside between the “barrocal” and mountains offers a great beauty.

    Enjoy relaxing sights, hills and tranquil beauty.

    Visit the Querença church (built in the 16th century), restaurants and cafes of the village. Water Museum and Manuel Viegas Guerreiro Foundation.

    Enjoy the protected landscape through several hiking/pedestrian trails: PR11 LLE Amendoeira (8 km), PR16 LLE Fonte Benémola (4,5 km), link to the Via Algarviana, 7 Fontes PR12 LLE (9 km), PR18 LLE Rocha da Pena (4,7 km);

    Bicycle trails, BTT or short walks around the villages of Querença, Tor, Alte, Salir, Amendoeira, Benémola fountain (protected landscape), Cerro dos Negros, Roman road, among other beautiful places.

    Visit Loulé market town, Salir, Alte, Tor.

    The Loulé traditional market (rebuilt XIX century),  Loulé castle (XIII century), museums, shops,  traditional arts and crafts workshops (Loulé Criativo), cinema, traditional streets, among others.

    Taste the good gastronomy of the region in Querença, Loulé, São Romão and São Brás restaurants.

    From Loulé visit São Brás de Alportel (inland Algarve) 10 minutes drive and the Algarve coast Vilamoura (Marina de Vilamoura), Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago, 15 minutes drive, Albufeira, Portimão (western Algarve) and Tavira (eastern Algarve) are places worth to visit.

     

  • SPORTS

    Address:
    8100 Loulé, Portugal .

    Playing tennis in the Loulé tennis court (8 kms, 5 minutes drive from the villa), mini golf, squash, padle, indoor heated swimming pool.

     

  • BEACHES & WATER PARKS

    Address:
    Praia de Vilamoura, Portugal .

    From Loulé (10 minutes drive) visit visit the beaches of Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago, Ancão, Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago. 

    The western Algave beaches of Albufeira, Portimão, Lagos and beaches of eastern Praia D´El Rei, Tavira, Manta Rota, Altura.

    Visit the water parks Aqua Show in Quarteira, Zoomarine in Guia, Albufeira and Slide Splash in Lagoa.

  • GOLF COURSES Vilamoura

    Address:
    Dom Pedro Millennium Golf Course, Caminho da Fonte do Ulme, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Portugal .

    Playing golf in one of the Loulé golf courses: Vilamoura (The Old Course, Dom Pedro Millennium Golf Course, Dom Pedro Pinhal Golf Course, Dom Pedro Laguna Golf Course, Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course), Vila Sol and Vale do Lobo golf courses.

  • GOLF COURSES Quinta do Lago

    Address:
    Aldeamento Vilar do Golf 20, 8135-162 Faro, Portugal .

    Playing golf in one of the Loulé golf courses: Quinta do Lago San Lorenzo Golf Course, North, South Golf Courses and Laranjal.

  • RIA FORMOSA NATURAL PARK - THE ISLANDS

    Address:
    Ilha de Tavira, Portugal .

    Enjoy the beautiful islands of the Ria Formosa Natural Park.

    Boat trips from Faro (marina), ferry boat to Culatra, Farol, Faro island and Deserta.

    From Olhão ferry boat visit Armona and Farol island. 

    Ilha de Tavira, ferry boat in Tavira, Santa Luzia ferry boat in Terra Estreita and Fábrica boat from Cacela Velha.

    Boat trips along the cost of Algarve from Portimão and Marina de Vilamoura.

    Walking trails in the coast. Bird watching.

  • FOOD & WINE

    Address:
    Travessa do Mercado, Loulé, Portugal .

    Taste the good gastronomy of inland Algarve in Querença, Clareares, Corte Garcia, Barranco do Velho, Loulé, São Romão, São Brás restaurants, 5 kms (6 minutes drive).

    Visit wine shops in Loulé, near the market.

    Wineries in Lagoa, Silves, Carvoeiro area.