Guia Holidays

Guia Holidays – The best villa rental and chicken piri-piri in the Algarve!

The quality of the chicken served in a restaurant may not be your bench mark for a good holiday, but it is something that needs to go high on you ‘to do’ list if you visit Guia because it is the chicken piri-piri centre of Portugal. O Ramires, the “king of chicken” restaurant serves over a thousand on a busy day. (Piri-piri is a fiercely hot pepper from Angola, once a Portuguese colony.)

Guia was once a tiny village dating back to Roman times, and is now the centre of a busy villa rental community (and wonderful restaurants) only ten minutes from Albufeira, the Algarve’s most popular resort. A holiday in Guia is one where you can enjoy the liveliness of a bustling resort during the day and then retire to the peace and quiet of your own holiday home in the evening.

There is every kind of entertainment you could wish for nearby; the hectic life of ‘The Strip’, Albufeira’s famous stretch of cafes, bars, restaurants and clubs; the beaches with their hidden coves to discover, great expanses of sand to doze on and a ready supply of water sports to keep you active. For a family day out, local theme park Zoomarine has a zoo and marine park, where children have the opportunity of swimming with dolphins, and Slide and Splash is a wonderland of water chutes, tubes and slides that throw you around until they drop you into one of the wonderful swimming pools. As big a temptation for adults as it is for kids.