Arao : Accommodation Only
Set on Portugal's west coast, this sweet little village enjoys an awe-inspiring setting amidst unspoilt countryside and offering dramatic views of the distant coastline. Arao is perfect for unwinding in a genuine Algarvian village.
Sitting near Lagos, a short drive from the inland town of Odiáxere, this photogenic place is totally picturesque. Amid its warren of white walled houses, you'll find this little town a wonderful haven for hiding away from the world. Commanding spectacular far-reaching vistas over the surrounding countryside, you're conveniently placed for walking tours where you can uncover the dazzling Algarvian countryside stopping off at friendly bars and cafés in Lagos and Odiáxere along the way. You're also conveniently located for visiting the Barragem da Bravura a scenic lake and reservoir near Odiaxere, and some of the Algarve's gorgeous beaches and coves, including the glittering sands of Meia Praia a short drive away in Lagos. Otherwise, take your pick from other exciting outings, perhaps to historic Seville or bird-watching or to the beautiful village of Porches, famed for its pottery-making or journey into the beautiful nearby Monchique mountains, covered in forests and orange groves.