The Algarve, Portugal
From Casa Josephina, your dream Algarve holiday house
Out and about in the Algarve: shops and restaurants!
Your holiday villa is located just outside the village of Quelfes, about 20 minutes drive from Faro airport and in the unspoilt eastern half of the Algarve. Quelfes is a dreamy, quiet village where time seems to stand still. The village is 5 minutes drive from Olhao, the focal point for fishing in the Algarve, where you can find many shops and restaurants and, of course, lots of fresh and delicious fish. In a different direction, you are 5 minutes from Moncarapacho, a town which is well worth a visit and which has many fine restuarants.
In the immediate (rural) area, there are a number of restaurants, marked by signs along the roads and country lanes. Driving on these roads you will pass many orange and lemon groves, and plantations of olives, agaves, figs and palm trees. Their different flowering periods ensure that it always smells wonderful!
If you leave Olhao in the direction of Faro, the capital of the Algarve, you will find two supermarkets, Lidl and Modelo. Olhao itself has a brand new shopping centre, "Ria Shopping" with a big supermarket. A little further along the main road and you come into Faro. Here you will find a large modern shopping mall,, ‘Forum Algarve’ (see photo) with many famous brand name stores and a food court. There is also Jumbo, a large supermarket.
Furthermore, on the first Sunday of every month there is a "gypsy market" somewhere in the Eastern Algarve. You can buy anything you could possibly want there! From T-shirts to chickens, from shoes to local honey, and you can enjoy bargaining.
Your ideal holiday house to rent in the Algarve? Come to Casa Josephina, you cannot find a better holiday villa in Portugal!