Important cities in the Eastern Algarve are Olhão, a small city with
about 25.000 inhabitants and sandy islands along the lagoon coast. There are
many nice, typical townhouses but also new detached villas and apartments
which have been built recently to accommodate the impressive influx of
tourists. In the
area are also many golf courses.
Another city worth mentioning is Tavira, a fast growing city on the Gilão
and at the foot of the walled hill on which the Santa Maria do Castelo
church was founded. Also Tavira has experience a rapid growth and
construction of many new villas and apartments. Living in the area is very
attractive because of the vicinity of many popular golf courses like Benamor
Golf and Quinta da Ria.
The East coast is known for its beautiful beaches, some of which are Manta
Rota, Cabanas and Praia Verde, Vila Real de Santo Antonio and the adjacent
Golf resort Castro Marim are bordering the Spanish territories.
The nearby holiday village Monte Gordo is very popular with the elderly
The new A22 highway has improved the accessability of many cities and
villages but also facilitated the further development of that section of the
Algarve. New condominiums and luxury villas, townhouses and apartments have
already been built and there are more to come.
The prices of real estate in the Eastern Algarve are still every
acceptable and there is a large number to choose from.
The pictures here shown right are all taken in the Eastern Algarve