Mar A Vista, Portimao

Mar a Vista Portimao

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Delightfully situated in the ever-sunny southern coast of Portugal, Mar A Vista Aparthotel is a pleasant complex of holiday apartments.

Not only is Mar A Vista home to a great combination of on-sight facilities and activities, it is also in a great location, just a short walk from the beach. Mar A Vista is also close to many places of interest, for example Portimao, a lovely Portuguese town popular with many visitors to the Algarve. With its breath-taking views, beautiful weather and relaxed atmosphere, Mar A Vista is an ideal place for anyone looking for a chilled-out holiday in the Algarve.


The Mar A Vista Apartments are located just 500 metres from the stunning sandy shores of the Algarve’s Praia do Vau beach. The balconies at Mar A Vista all enjoy pleasant views, whether of the local landscape, the shore line, or the nearby Monchique Mountains. This location then makes Mar A Vista a great place for a relaxed holiday by the sea, or indeed the pool!

For those who like to have the best of both worlds, the relaxing atmosphere of Mar A Vista is pleasantly juxtaposed with the nearby towns of Portimao and Praia de Rocha. Praia de Rocha is home to some of the Algarve’s best shops, most stylish bars and restaurants, and happening night-life. Portimao is very close by, but for those wishing to venture further afield links to the local public transport are just a 500 metre walk from the hotel. Airport transfers are also relatively easy, as Faro Airport is 65 kilometres away.


Not only is Mar A Vista beautifully located, it is also home to a wide range of facilities all designed to make your stay convenient and enjoyable. On a practical level, Mar A Vista runs an airport shuttle service, making your transition from the airport both safe and hassle free. There is a 24 hour front desk so that there’s a member of staff available to answer enquiries at all hours of the day and night. Furthermore, the air-conditioned rooms offer a pleasant place to cool off after a day in the sun.

Mar A Vista also has a wide array of activities, meaning that many guests spend their days at the resort. As well as a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, Mar A Vista offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a game of darts, billiards or golf. For younger guests there is also a games room and childrens’ playground. For guests who wish to independently explore the local Algarve area a little, Mar A Vista offers its guests both bicycle and car rental, as well as having parking spaces for you should you choose to rent a car during your stay.

Things To Do Nearby

Mar A Vista is an ideal location for a holiday in the Algarve, as there are many enjoyable and interesting things to see and do in the local area. For guests who are interested in learning a little about the local culture and history, Av. Tomás Cabreira is an absolute must. Just 800 kilometres away from Mar A Vista, at Av. Tomás Cabreira you can take in the stunning views of the cliff tops, which lead on the fort of Santa Catarina. Built in 1621, the fort was constructed to defend Portimao against attacking foreign fleets. More recently, however, Santa Catarina has become the marina of the beautiful Praia da Rocha.

A visit to nearby Portimao is also a great way to spend a day in the Algarve. This fishing port is known for its slow-paced Mediterranean atmosphere, and is home to some of the best seafood restaurants in the Algarve. For those who like to relax by hitting a few golf balls, Mar A Vista is near two of the Algarve’s best, golf courses – Alto Golf and Penina.

What Have Previous Guests Said?

Mar A Vista consistently receives excellent reviews from guests who have enjoyed a holiday there. The hotel itself has been described by one mother as ‘the best hotel we’ve ever stayed in’, and a young father from another family claimed that he ‘couldn’t recommend Mar A Vista highly enough’. Many previous guests have noted how ‘spotlessly clean’ Mar A Vista is, and one young mother in particular noted that her apartment was a ‘pleasure to reside in’.

Staff at the hotel have been described as both ‘friendly’ and ‘helpful regardless of the fact we arrived very late’. Many have noted how well the hotel is organised, particularly with reference to offering trips to local places of interest. Certinaly one of the best places to stay in the Algarve if previous guests’ comments are anything to go by.

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