Thursday, 20 May 2010

Quinta Algharb - Rentals – Praia da Ingrina – Far Western Algarve, Portugal

Ever want to get away from it all? I do not often write about specific locations on this blog.

However, there is one place I have known for years but have not written about to date.

21kms west of Lagos, on the N125 road to Sagres, is the village of Raposeira.

If one turns right at the traffic lights, and heads out the village, one immediately encounters a quiet rural area which is part of the Costa Vicentina National Park.

If one take, the fork right after +- 1 kms and heads towards Praia da Ingrina, one passes, on the left, an altitude marker and a few metres beyond, one can stop, and on a clear sunny day, have a wonderful panoramic view over the coastline from Salema through Praia da Zavial to Sagres and Cape St. Vincent.

The countryside here is quiet as there are few trees, the vegetation being brush and bushes kept low by the strong winds that prevail in this area.

Continue slowly a further +-1km down the road in the direction of Praia da Ingrina, and you will see, on the right, the entrance to Quinta Al-Gharb.

Located 1,2 km from the beach at Praia da Ingrina and surrounded by countryside, this is a wonderful peaceful and relaxing location.

The complex comprises 5 cottage type apartments, each equipped with full catering facilites and other extras, and furnished to a high standard. Internet Access is available in the complex offices.

The location is ideal for those who really do want to get away to commune with nature. One can spend your whole holiday there, just going up to Raposeira or Vila de Bispo to buy food, (There is a Lidl in Vila de Bispo), and walking down to the beach.

Alternatively, it is also an ideal location for exploring the far West of the Algarve, including Lagos, Sagres, Cape St. Vincent, the surfing beaches north of Sagres such as Bordeira, Carrapateira, Amaral etc, Aljezur and Monchique.

The local beaches at Ingrina and Zavial are spectacular and there are cafes at both.

For more information see the Quinta Algharb website here: