Porches Holidays

Porches Holidays – Country peace and quiet, but close to superb beaches.

Sat on a hill on the edge of the oldest east-west road in the Algarve, Porches is as picture-postcard as you could wish, with the traditional white houses with filigree chimneys of the region. You probably wouldn’t choose it for a beach holiday, unless you hire a car, but you would if you wanted peace and quiet and the chance to explore.

This is a couple’s holiday or for those who want to explore the paths and trails criss-cross the beautiful countryside. If you love long country walks and cycle rides, or discovering the country on horseback, a holiday in Porches is exactly right for you.

Most people can’t resist taking home a souvenir of the distinctive hand-glazed blue, green and turquoise pottery the town is noted for, a continuation of the original Iberian and Moorish designs. But you can also sample a local product while you are on holiday, because Lagoa, five kilometres away, is the centre of Algarve wine production, and most vineyards have tours and tastings. The regional wines are aromatic, smooth and velvety, ideal for a relaxing glass in the fading light of day.