Spending the winter in Portugal, or wintering Algarve is very much appreciated by many seniors. The climate makes the elderly want to escape the British winter months in order to enjoy the winter sun in the Algarve. The accommodation costs and costs of living are not too high because Portugal is still a cheap country for English, Scottish, and the Irish. That is a pleasant side effect for the pensioners. Anyone who goes abroad for a short or longer period of time to the winter sun likes to know what is waiting ahead at the holiday address. We are used to not having everything at hand when on holidays. However, it doesn’t have to be that way, and that is the motto for the holiday accommodations at www.Algarve.nu, our main rental website. The flats and villa are fully equipped so that staying there feels like coming home. Even your towels, bath towels, and linen do not have to be brought along because they are available, free of charge, and are changed weekly by the maid.
Some older people spend the winter in Albufeira or Monte Gordo. These places are often busier and the surroundings less picturesque than Carvoeiro, Benagil in the municipality of Lagoa and Portimão. The gently rolling hills and green character of this area and the villages with their sandy beaches are loved by the senior visitor who seeks both activity, relaxation, and rest. The facilities for the older visitor are good. For those who are less mobile, there are more and more initiatives to make the municipality attractive. In Portimão, for instance, a path for the disabled has been constructed, the 6 km Rota Acessível de Portimão. The wheelchair-friendly path runs through the town, past shops, and amenities, including the police station and the library. Moreover, the path is easily accessible from our flat Vila Arade.
Lagoa, which also includes Carvoeiro and Benagil, is a municipality in the Algarve where the villages have mostly kept their authentic character. The municipality organizes all kinds of events such as the famous Fatacil, the annual fair where Portuguese old crafts, wines, and delicacies are presented in some 300 stands. Music and folklore accompany the fair and it is a must for anyone who wants to find out what Portugal has to offer. For those who like to immerse themselves in artistic activities, there is a cultural centre in Lagoa where musical, theatrical, and art performances are held every month and are open to everyone. And for the avid swimmer, for whom the sea in the Portuguese winter months might be a little too chilly, there is an indoor swimming pool in Lagoa. Also, medical care is well available in this part of the Algarve. Pharmacies and English spoken doctors are easily accessible. And, there is a health centre in Lagoa where you can go for doctor consultations and minor surgery. In all of our flats and in our Vila Maria this and other practical and medical information is conveniently bundled in the house book and of course, hostess Joke is always available to answer your questions.