Discover the Algarve

Experience the beauty of Portugal

There are many reasons to visit Portugal and specifically the Algarve, one of the most popular destinations in Portugal and Europe. Known for its stunning coastline, soft sandy beaches, fantastic climate, and much more. Please read on to find out more about the area surrounding Quinta Do Rio...

"The attractive fishing village of Ferragudo has done a good job of avoiding the wholesale development that has affected much of this part of the Algarve. This is even more impressive considering its location at the mouth of the Rio Arade estuary, right across the water from the tourist hotspots of Portimão and Praia da Rocha. It is something of a wonder how the village has retained much of its traditional charm given its sprawling neighbours and prime location. To describe it has a hidden gem may be going too far, but as it hovers on the edge of the tourist radar it remains largely unspoilt." - Ferragudo" - Portugal holiday guide

Perfect place to retreat to...

Nearby towns of Ferragudo with its quaint and traditional square a beautiful fishing village just 5 minutes away is known for its beautful beaches, cliffs and warm vibe. The second largest city in the Algarve, Portimaõ, is only 10 minutes away and is the chosen venue for F1 Grand Prix (Autodromo Internacional Algarve) and world class music festivals. It is a lively and beautiful city. Find out more about the Algarve below on the official Algarve tourism website.

Some nearby points of interest

We have fallen in love with the area over the last 15 or so years. Having visited many times on holiday we wanted to relocate from London and have been living permanently in the Algarve for 3 years. We love the area and hope you will also...

Not mentioned in the below highlights are the popular POIs of the most popular waterpark in the region, Slide and Splash, just 5 minutes away. Amazing beaches are just 5 minutes from the house and we can recommend a great number of restaurants to try ranging from a short walk away to a drive up the mountain for traditional wild boar with stunning views over the Algarve.

Golf in the area

The wide selection of golf in the Algarve is first class. The choice is exceptional and makes for a golfers haven. Within a drive of 30 minutes there is some of the best courses in the region. Golfers will be spoilt for choice!


Rich in culture, the host for world famous music festivals and the Portuguese Grand Prix there is plenty to see and do in this great city (10 minute drive). The city also boasts some incredible beaches, bars and clubs.


A stunning Portuguese town Ferragudo has some incredible restaurants, bars and beaches but has kept all of its traditional features and has a warm vibe. Just 5 minutes away from the popular town it is a great place to stay and feel peaceful but close enough to pop to for a coffee or something stronger.