The “Casas de Taipa” are close to some of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal - Marinha, Albandeira, Benagil - and the trail of the Setes Vales Suspensos. It is easy to reach the beaches by car or bicycle.
By day you can see the sea and by night, besides the starry sky, the light from the Alfanzina lighthouse (open to public).
Lagoa, 5 km away, has a market where you can buy great fruits and vegetables and fresh fish. Estômbar is a small traditional village that extends over a hillside - it is also where the train station with the train line that goes from Lagos to Vila Real de Santo António, passing through Faro, Olhão and Tavira is located - taking this train is another way to visit the Algarve.
We are still very close to: Carvoeiro, an old fishing village, Ferragudo and its waterfront over the Arade estuary and, on the other side of the river, the city of Portimão.
The interior of the Algarve still has a lot to offer: Silves (Castle, Cathedral, Municipal Archeology Museum built around a medieval Arab cistern), Monchique and its thermal baths, Alte and Querença.
The coast of Sagres, with its fortress, and Cabo de São Vicente, with its lighthouse, are located on one of the most spectacular coasts, with small bays and beaches to be discovered.