Situated to the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal is proud of its reputation as a calm and peaceful land with hospitable people and a gentle way of life. The Algarve is the most southern province of this country – a coastal region with a pronounced tourist influence. Indeed, its 200 km of beautiful beaches, its average year-round temperatures of 17.5 ºC and its sunshine average of 3,065 hours per year make it a favourite destination with tourists from around the world.
At the eastern end of the Algarve, on the banks of the Guadiana River, which forms a natural border with neighbouring Spain, we find the town of Castro Marim and the Quinta do Vale Golf Resort.
Due to its convenient location, it can be easily reached by a variety of routes.
By air, the international airport at the district’s capital Faro can be reached by a 3-hour flight from most European capitals. The modern road network (IP1/A22 and the International Guadiana Bridge) means that the cities of Seville and Lisbon are just 2 hours’ drive away along fast motorways which, even at peak holiday times, are virtually traffic free. The Algarve is also linked to the European network of railways and its many ports and marinas make it easily accessible by sea.