Vila Marachique Apartments, Alvor
With endless beaches, year-round warm sunny weather and a fascinating history and culture, it’s little wonder that the Algarve region of Portugal receives countless visitors each year from across the UK and wider Europe.
The Algarve coastline stretches for more than 150 kilometres, dotted with scenic fishing villages and popular resorts such as Alvor. The Vila Marachique apartment complex is perfectly placed for exploring this beautiful part of the world, and is a great base for families who want to make the most of the beaches, as well as groups of friends, water sports enthusiasts and couples looking for a relaxing, romantic break in Portugal.
Set in beautiful grounds that stretch for almost five acres, Vila Marachique enjoys a wonderfully tranquil location that is within easy reach of beautiful Algarve beaches and the centre of Alvor itself, which boasts plenty of bars playing live music, shops, and an abundance of restaurants and cafes. All though well equipped to cater for tourists, Alvor continues to function as a fishing village, and has lost none of its small town charm.
The fishing boats that bob up and down in the scenic harbour bring back bountiful catches of fresh fish each day, much to the delight of diners at the town’s traditional restaurants. A weekly market allows self-caterers staying at the Vila Marachique apartment complex to stock up on fresh fish, fruits, vegetables, locally produced cheeses and other tasty treats. The apartment complex is just 1.5 kilometres from the town centre, and the same distance from the beach. For those looking for something a little livelier, the busy Algarve resort of Portimao lies just three kilometres from Vila Marachique Apartments. Faro Airport, the main point of entry for visitors to the Algarve, is around 45 kilometres by road from the apartment complex.
The Vila Marachique Apartment complex consists of self-catered accommodation in apartments that sleep up to six people. All two bedroom apartments are air conditioned and feature a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, further twin room and large bathroom with a bath as well as a shower, a lounge with a sofa bed sleeping two people, DVD player, cable television and a balcony.
The apartments’ fully equipped kitchens boast an oven, microwave, toaster and that all important fridge freezer – vital in the heat of the Algarve! One bedroom apartments sleep up to four, with one master bedroom and further sofa bed in the lounge area.
A modern, attractive apartment complex, Vila Marachique boasts acres of landscaped gardens, an enormous swimming pool, separate pool for children, and a childrens’ play area. A poolside bar serves snacks and drinks, which can be enjoyed whilst relaxing on one of the many available sun loungers and working on that Algarve tan.
This complex has 4.8 acres of gardens in which there is a large lake size swimming pool for adults, a childrens’ splash pool, a childrens’ playground and a poolside bar.
Things to do nearby
Alvor is famous for its perfect sandy beaches, separated by coastal coves and caverns. The historic town, which dates back to Roman times, is a pleasant place to explore and has a delightful 16th Century church as its focal point. Watersports enthusiasts visiting the Algarve will find plenty of opportunity to practise their chosen sport – be it surfing, scuba diving or wind surfing. Walking, cycling and horse riding are further popular activities in the area.
The golf courses of the Algarve have a worldwide reputation, and golfers staying at the Vila Marachique Apartment complex, Alvor, will not be disappointed. Beautifully kept courses with stunning views can be found less than a kilometre from the hotel. The dining and nightlife scene in Alvor is good but not particularly geared towards a party crowd – but nearby Portimao boasts plenty of bars that throng with tourists during the Algarve summer high season.
What have previous guests said?
One guest commented that their apartment at the Vila Marachique apartment complex was “quite simply out of this world.” The happy customer loved the pool and extensive grounds, and commented that there were plenty of sun loungers.
The guest said the short walk to Alvor at night was ‘lovely’ with plenty of cheap taxis on hand for those who did not fancy the uphill walk back home. Another reviewer said the complex was perfect for families with or without children, with ample space for all. The reviewer loved the gardens and pool and found the nearby area to be well equipped with attractions for families.