Pleasantly placed in one of the most well-known holiday destinations in the Algarve, Mar a Vista is situated in Praia do Vau, 500 meters from the Sea and close to the popular tourist town of Portimao. Spending your holidays at Mar a Vista means that you are not only a stone’s throw from the sea but you will enjoy such an unforgettable time that you’ll always want to come back. Mar a Vista has been exclusively designed for the quality that your dreams deserveLocationMar a Vista is around 800 meters from Av. Tomas Cabreira, where you will be able to enjoy the magnificent view of the cliff tops that leads to the Fortaleza de Santa Catarina. This Fortaleza was built in 1621 to defend Silves and Portimao against opposing fleets, and more recently became the new Marina of Praia da Rocha. You will be able to find in these places the most varied types of souvenir shops, restaurants, night-clubs, bars, hotels and apartments. There is also a first-class casino located close to the beach. At a distance of 2 km from the city of Portimao, set on the estuary of the Arade River, the fishing port of Portimao is blessed with a relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere and a rich selection of fish and seafood restaurants. A short drive west lies the picturesque village of Alvor, where the discovery of a Neolithic settlement with the remains of a subsequent Roman occupation is evidence of the town’s historic past. 15Km from Portimao is the historical city of Silves, and 24Km the mountains of Monchique and Caldas de Monchique with their famous rejuvenating water, 20 km lies the City of Lagos.
From Faro Airport:Exit the airport on the A22 highway or E.N. 125, follow the signs to Portimao. Once you arrive in Portimao, follow the signs to Praia da Rocha (V6). Go straight across the first roundabout (Continente Supermarket on your left, McDonalds on your right), turn right on next roundabout. You will then have arrived at Mar a Vista. Transportation to and from Faro Airport available upon payment of a certain fee.