Relaxed Winter in the Algarve
It is well known that Portugal is loved by many seniors for wintering. The climate ensures that many elderly people want to flee the winter months in the North. The cost of living is not too high because Portugal is still a cheap country for the British. And that is a nice side effect for pensioners. Anyone who goes to the winter sun abroad for a short or longer period of time would like to know what awaits at the holiday address. We are used to not having everything at hand on vacation that we have at home. That does not have to be the case and that is the motto for the holiday homes of Algarve.nu. Apartments and villa are fully equipped so that staying there feels like coming home. You do not even have to bring your towels, bath towels and linen with you because they are available for free and are replaced weekly by the cleaning lady.
Many elderly spend the winter in Albufeira and Monte Gordo. These places are often busier and the surroundings less picturesque than the area around Carvoeiro, Benagil and Portimão in the municipality of Lagoa. The hilly and greener character of this region and the villages with their sandy beaches are loved by seniors who are looking for both activity and tranquillity. And the facilities for the older visitor are good. For those who are less mobile, more and more initiatives are being taken to make the municipality attractive to seniors. In Portimão, for example, a path for disabled people has been constructed, the 6 km long Rota Acessível de Portimão. The wheelchair-friendly path runs through the city past the shops and all kinds of facilities such as the police station and the library. Moreover, the path is easily accessible from apartment Vila Arade and just a 15 minutes drive away from Carvoeiro, Lagoa.
Lagoa is a municipality in the Algarve where the villages have often retained 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 about 300 stands. Music and folklore frame the fair and is a must for anyone who wants to know what Portugal has to offer. For those who like to immerse themselves in artistic activities, there is a cultural centre in Lagoa with musical, theatre and art performances that are given monthly and open to everyone. And for the avid swimmer, where the sea in the winter months in Portugal may be a bit too chilly, there is an indoor swimming pool. Medical care is also well organized in this part of the Algarve. Pharmacies and GPs are easily accessible. And there is a branch of the hospital in Lagoa where you can go for doctor’s consultations and minor treatments. In all apartments and in Vila Maria, this and other practical and medical information for your stay is clearly bundled in the house book and of course hostess Joke is there for the answers to your questions when you stay in one of the apartments.