Altura, located to the east of the Algarve is a well preserved, typical village with its small white houses and their beautiful chimneys. The area is quiet and is ideal for families with children or anyone who just wants to relax. It is 45 km from the international airport, Faro, 8 km from Spain, 150 km from Seville and is within easy access to Gibraltar. It is also within easy reach of the western side of the Algarve coast and of some interesting Spanish towns.
Altura is surrounded by the medieval cities of Castro Marim and its Reserva Natural do Sapal de Castro Marim, Cacela Velha and its old castle and Tavira with its moorish castle, its Natural Park of Ria Formosa with its lagoon and the isle of Tavira, sometimes called the Venice of the Algarve.
Monte Gordo, at 2 kms distance, is a busy nightlife centre with several bars, restaurants and the Casino and Vila Real de Santo António on the spanish border is well-known for its house linen at very interesting prices.
Within a distance of 5 kms there are 6 luxury GOLF Courses with clubhouses, country clubs and restaurants.
You'll find plenty of activities for the whole family such as water sports, horse riding, Golf, tennis, fishing, bird watching - flamingos, storks,...- is interesting here.
There are also plenty of excursions and trips on offer.