We, two adults and one 2-year old kid, spent three days at the rural guest house beginning of November. The place is a great escape from the urban areas and concrete, and offers you a peaceful rest with a night sky full of stars featured with all luxuries of the modern life, e.g. pool, wifi, sauna etc. The facilities are newly renovated so there is nothing we can complain on. If you are not familiar with the region, then bring a GPS! We rented a car through www.farocar.com, the prices were correct, with no hidden charges and the full insurance is included. The hosts are great and if you enjoy nature, as I do, they will take the tame it takes to guide you through the whole garden with all kinds of mediterranean plants and fruits you can imagine which are available for the guests. Every building has a story which you can be told and if you just want to take it easy and do nothing the pool and the palm tree shade is there for you.
Tips: you will need more than three days if you want to avoid stress, i.e. if you want to be active. If you just want to take it easy on the farm, then three days could make it for you.
Do not miss the market in the nearby village of Olhao, especially the fruit offering from the local villagers or the fish market. If you like fish then eat it, since it is fresh and really tasty. Local sheep and goat cheeses are also a thing to try. Visit the chapel of Nossa Senhora da Rocha in Armação de Pêra and the fantastic sandy beaches that surround it. The beach of Faro (Praia de Faro) is also a loooooong sandy beach which is nice to visit if you like sun and sea. We also visited Tavira, which is another nice town on a river.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quinta dos Cochichos is a family owned farm in a rural environment, but only 5 km away from the beach. We offer a comfortable accommodation in 3 independent self cattering cottages, in a natural and peaceful surrounding, framed by a big diversity of fruit and exotic trees spread over 1,5 hectares of land. During your stay, the farm is yours. Enjoy picking your own vegetables or fruit, for free.Only 4 km from the city of Olhão, and 12 km from Faro Airport. ... more less
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