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Villas in Guia

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James Villa Holidays have 20 villas in Guia

Guia is a lovely little village, located about five kilometres to the west of Albufeira and ideally located for exploring the rest of the Algarve. Albufeira provides a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants and is famed for its ‘piri-piri’ chicken dishes. ‘Zoomarine’ aqua park is just five minutes' drive away from Guia, whilst ‘Algarve Shopping’ a large commercial centre with fashion stores, a hypermarket and multi-screen cinema is also just a few minutes 'drive away.

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Villas in Guia

In addition to our featured villa, we have 19 exquisite villas in Guia. Which one will you choose for your next villa holiday?

  • Best of James
    Basaruto
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 4 Bathrooms
    • Private Pool
    • Free Air Conditioning
    • Car Essential

    Basaruto

    Guia, Algarve

  • Casa Amendoeira ll
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
    • Private Pool
    • Car Essential

    Casa Amendoeira ll

    Guia, Algarve

  • Best of James
    Marrocos
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
    • Private Pool
    • Free Air Conditioning
    • Car Essential

    Marrocos

    Guia, Algarve

  • Lauka
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
    • Private Pool
    • Car Essential

    Lauka

    Guia, Algarve

  • Casa Carmo
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
    • Private Pool
    • Car Essential

    Casa Carmo

    Guia, Algarve

  • Flavia
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
    • Private Pool
    • Car Essential

    Flavia

    Guia, Algarve

  • Casa Gabrielle
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • Private
      Heated Pool
    • Free Air Conditioning
    • Car Advised

    Casa Gabrielle

    Guia, Algarve

  • Buganvilla
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
    • Private
      Heated Pool
    • Free Air Conditioning
    • Car Advised

    Buganvilla

    Guia, Algarve

  • Vizinha Paradise
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
    • Private Pool
    • Free Air Conditioning
    • Car Essential

    Vizinha Paradise

    Guia, Algarve

  • Rosemary
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • Private Pool
    • Free Air Conditioning
    • Car Essential

    Rosemary

    Guia, Algarve

  • Daisy
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
    • Private Pool
    • Free Air Conditioning
    • Car Optional

    Daisy

    Guia, Algarve

  • Mill
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • Private
      Heated Pool
    • Free Air Conditioning
    • Car Advised

    Mill

    Guia, Algarve

  • Palmeiras
    • Sleeps 8
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 4 Bathrooms
    • Private Pool
    • Car Advised

    Palmeiras

    Guia, Algarve

  • Paradise
    • Sleeps 8
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
    • Private Pool
    • Free Air Conditioning
    • Car Essential

    Paradise

    Guia, Algarve

  • Alana
    • Sleeps 8
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
    • Private
      Heated Pool
    • Free Air Conditioning
    • Car Advised

    Alana

    Guia, Algarve

  • Airia
    • Sleeps 8
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
    • Private
      Heated Pool
    • Free Air Conditioning
    • Car Essential

    Airia

    Guia, Algarve

  • Rebecca
    • Sleeps 8
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 5 Bathrooms
    • Private
      Heated Pool
    • Free Air Conditioning
    • Car Essential

    Rebecca

    Guia, Algarve

  • Best of James
    Aica
    • Sleeps 10
    • 5 Bedrooms
    • 4 Bathrooms
    • Private Pool
    • Free Air Conditioning
    • Car Advised

    Aica

    Guia, Algarve

  • Best of James
    Ataboeira
    • Sleeps 14
    • 7 Bedrooms
    • 5 Bathrooms
    • Private Pool
    • Car Essential

    Ataboeira

    Guia, Algarve

 
 
 

In the area

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Shopping and facilities in the area of Guia

Shopping facilities:

Retail Park(s) : Retail park : ATM's, Boutiques, International clothing, Jewellery, Food court, Furniture shops, Supermarket
High Street : ATM's, Mini market, Estate agents, Coffee shops, Restaurants.

General services

Post office, Internet cafe, Foreign exchange, ATM's, Banks, Petrol station

Food shopping

Baker, Butcher, Fishmonger, Mini market, Supermarket, Patisserie

Health care

Pharmacy, Doctor / Clinic, Optician

Beauty treatments

Hairdresser, Beauty salon, Manicurist / Pedicurist
Information updated 11 Mar 2013

Nightlife in the area of Guia

In Guia you will find a good selection of bars and restaurants and evening entertainment. Those seeking a more lively evening are not far from the bustling resort centre of Albufeira where there is a vibrant atmosphere of nightclubs, jazz bars and clubs.
Information updated 23 Jan 2015

Dining in the area of Guia

Restaurant types

Family friendly, Buffet, A La Carte, International, Local/Traditional
Information updated 19 Apr 2013

Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

Out and about

Out and About in Guia


Activities

Land activities:

Other activities

Karting - Chequered flag at the ready and engines revving, the adrenaline is sure to flow as you set off around Albufeira’s amazing 400m go-karting track in your 4-stroke, 200cc kart. Twelve corners, a superb straight and two nail-biting chicanes make for thrilling races and as soon as you finish you’ll want to get straight back on the track. The 160cc junior karts ensure it isn’t just the parents that have all the fun here either. The track is located just next to Albufeira Marina, check locally for the latest opening times.
Quad biking - The Algarve’s magnificent and varied interior is often overlooked in favour of its famous coastline and superb resorts, however a quad bike tour makes hard-to-reach areas so much more accessible. With no experience necessary, these exciting, fully automatic vehicles can carry one or two people, with children aged 8 and over able to travel as passengers. Tours set off from Albufeira, venturing off-road through rolling farmland, orange groves and traditional villages. Some tours even include a river crossing while the incredible views offer fantastic photo opportunities.
Walking tours - Nothing beats exploring a destination on foot to discover the local flora and fauna. With a guided walking tour you can benefit from the knowledge and experience of your guide, learning a little of the area’s culture and history as well as enjoying spectacular views from little known tracks and pathways. Average walks last around 3 or 4 hours, with varying terrain, though full day tours are also available.
Paintballing - Set in wonderfully wild and spacious natural surroundings in Club Albufeira holiday resort is a popular paintballing adventure, ideal to share with a group of friends. With all equipment provided, plenty of room to run around and lots of trees and bushes providing cover, this is a perfect setting for a memorable event.

Other:

Go-karting

Water activities:

Other water activites

Scuba diving - Keen scuba divers will discover that the Algarve has plenty to offer beneath the waves, with a wide range of fascinating wrecks, caves, walls and artificial reefs. If you’re already certified, Albufeira-based scuba guides can show you the most interesting dive spots, with a different dive experience for each day of your holiday if you wish. There are also opportunities for beginners with pool-based learning for those who’d like to dip their toe into the sport as a novice.
Water sports - From the neighbouring beaches of Praia da Oura and Albufeira you’ll find a feast of water sports to suit all tastes and levels of daring. From banana boats and donuts to parasailing and jet bikes, waterskiing and wake boards to kayaks and pedal boats, the emphasis here is definitely on having fun in the sun.

Other:

Scuba diving
Information updated 03 Mar 2015

Excursions and Places of interest

Cruises

Boat trips and dolphin watching - Don’t miss a chance to explore the Algarve’s stunning coastline from the water at least once during your stay. Spotting a pod of dolphins is a magical experience and the 2 hr 30 min dolphin searching boat trips operating from Albufeira Marina can also include a visit to the area’s dramatic caves, inaccessible by land, with a refreshing swim stop en route. For more energetic explorers, there are also guided kayaking trips to the caves.

Attraction parks

Zoomarine
Cleverly combining education with heaps of fun, Zoomarine is both an animal conservation centre and family theme park located at nearby Guia. The park introduces visitors to exotic habitats and an array of sea and land animals from tropical birds and birds of prey to dolphins, seals and sharks, with shows and presentations throughout the day. Book in advance for a chance to interact with dolphins in person in the unique Dolphin Emotions experience. Besides its wonderful animal encounters, the park provides hours of entertainment with its own waterslides, wave pool and river rafting as well as fun fair rides and a 4D cinema. Open daily from March to October with its own transport service from most of the Algarve resorts.

Water Parks

Aquashow
One of several great waterparks along the Algarve, Aquashow is part of a larger theme park complex about half an hour’s drive from Albufeira. A memorable day out for all the family, the park boasts the largest wave pool in Portugal, water slides of all shapes and sizes and several exhilarating rides to delight even the most demanding of thrill-seekers. There’s a huge shallow pool providing lots of fun for little ones and you can round off your day with a gentle float down the Lazy River on inflatable tubes. Aquashow is open daily during the summer months.

Other excursions

Monchique
An hour or so’s drive inland through rolling hills, citrus and olive groves and flowering meadows brings you to the Serra de Monchique, a mountain range that separates the Algarve from its neighbouring region, Alentejo, It’s a world away from the Algarve’s beach culture, with quaint hillside hamlets, lush farmland and spectacular panoramic views. Monchique is a pretty market town nestling between the peaks of Foia and Picota with two beautiful churches and a convent as well as a bustling monthly market. Nearby, just 6 kms to the south, lies the peaceful Caldas de Monchique, home to natural springs of 32ºC that are recommended for their therapeutic properties even today. Both are well worth a visit.

Sagres
The cheerful, laidback town of Sagres can be reached by car or bus or you can join one of the many day trips on offer from the resorts. With a far wilder, more windswept feel compared to the sheltered coves along the south coast, the Atlantic coastline is breath-taking and dramatic. Scarily steep cliffs are frequented by hardy fishermen eager for a special catch while the magnificent waves on the west coast attract surfers from all around the world. From the town you can visit the barren headland of Cabo de São Vicente, the most south-western tip of Europe, with its red lighthouse and a small but fascinating museum showcasing Sagres’s role in Portugal’s maritime and navigation history.

The old town

Albufeira clock tower
A much treasured local landmark located at the top of the hill in Albufeira’s picturesque old town, the 19th century clock tower was once part of a Moorish castle. The distinctive bell tower, with its filigree iron bell support, is beautifully illuminated on festival days and you’ll hear the chimes at regular intervals through the day. Climb to the top of the tower for magnificent panoramic views of Albufeira.

Olhos d’Agua springs
The lovely beach at Olhos d’Agua, or ‘Eyes of Water’ is fringed with gorgeous sandstone cliffs and at low tide it’s fun to potter around the little pools between the exposed rocks. This is also where you may spot the bubbling freshwater springs that give the resort its name.

Castles

Albufeira castle ruins
Still represented on the shield of the Portuguese national flag, the Albufeira region’s Paderne Castle was once a Moorish stronghold conquered in 1248. Despite falling into ruins over the years, it remains a site of military architectural interest and maintenance works are ongoing to preserve it. The castle is located around 82 kms inland from Albufeira town close to the village of Paderne in lovely countryside that’s popular with walkers.

Information updated 03 Mar 2015

Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

Events

Guia events and festivals

Guia events and festivals

Regional events

15 Aug 2015 - Assumption of the Virgin

 

05 Oct 2015 - Republic Day

 

01 Nov 2015 - All Saints' Day

 

01 Dec 2015 - Restoration day

 

08 Dec 2015 - Immaculate Conception

Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

Beaches

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  • Guia
  • Beaches
 
 
 
 
 
 

Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

*Whilst wheelchair / disabled access (where stated) is deemed good in our opinion, it may not be compliant to Disability and Discrimination Act standards - for more detailed information we suggest that you contact the local tourist board.

Golf

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  • Guia
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Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.


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