The district of Monte Canelas is located in the ancient, historical parish of Mexilhoeira Grande which is our local village just 4km away.
Very much part of old Portugal, it has all local amenities including a small, but well stocked supermarket and an early morning fish market.
Four very good, inexpensive restaurants are all within 2km of the house.
Just 1km away at Alcalar, is a Neolithical burial ground 3500 yrs old with a fascinating insight into the history of the area.
The old fishing village of Alvor, with its long sandy beach, little winding streets and many bars and restaurants is just 15 minutes drive away. Just 4km East of Alvor is the old town of Portimao, the nearest big town which sits on the estuary of the river Arade. The quayside is famous for its many fish restaurants. Many local boat owners are there to offer you some deep-sea fishing, or a leisurely boat trip along the coast and the river trip inland to the old Moorish city of Silves should not be missed.
Portimao has several modern shopping centres with fast food restaurants and over 9 supermarkets who also cater for international visitors. Zoo Marine, Krazy World, Water Parks, horse riding and many delightful beaches will help to keep the children happy. For the golfer in the family Penina, Palmares and Golfe de Morgado are just a few of the excellent golf courses within an easy driving distance.
We have lots of information available in the apartments for our visitors who would like to explore the area and for our non-English speaking visitors we can communicate in Dutch, French and German.