The largest and capital city of Portugal, Lisbon offers holiday-makers the opportunity to enjoy a city break with a smattering of additional contemporary city attractions. The ideal place to visit if you’re looking to experience a cityscape that’s complemented by coastal views and attractive amenities, Lisbon is one of the premier European tourist destinations.
Separate from the bustling city, Lisbon villas nestled in tranquil beachside settings, give holiday-makers the chance to enjoy a contrasting holiday, where the best of both worlds can be enjoyed.
Our villas in Lisbon are situated in the popular coastal town of Cascais. This seaside town has long been a haven for the rich and famous and has attracted Portuguese aristocracy for generations. Located on the western edge of the Tagus estuary, between the Sintra mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, the region is synonymous with exquisite coastal ambience and scenic surroundings. Discover a region rich in culture and steeped in heritage, basking in the tantalising Mediterranean climate.
Surrounding Lisbon are some of the finest beaches in Portugal. Extending across four diverse coastlines, Lisbon’s beaches have much to offer visitors of all ages. Explore beaches rich in water sports or relax at one of several family-oriented beaches, topping up your tan and watching the world go by.
The Oeiras-Estoril-Cascais coastline extends to the west of Lisbon and is renowned for its fine sandy beaches, calm waters and inviting resort towns. Praia de Carcavelos is the largest and most-frequented beach in the region. A visit to Praia de Santo Amaro de Oeiras and Praia Sao Pedro and you’ll discover a similarly inviting ambiance.
Lisbon is home to some of the trendiest boutiques in Portugal. Whether you’re in the market for light, fashionable garments perfect for the summer sun, or affordable clothing from prominent designers, you’ll discover shops to admire in Lisbon.
Those enjoying a self-catering holiday will discover a range of supermarkets packed with tasty ingredients. Indeed, if you’re hoping to cook an authentic Portuguese meal, you won’t be disappointed.
Those intent on making the most of every second of their holiday ill find much to do in Lisbon. Those with a passion for the past will find Castelo de Sao Jorge most engaging. It’s impressive battlements and museum rich in antiquities from yesteryear provide a feast for the eyes – and the opportunity to learn a great deal of Lisbon’s past.
Visit the Oceanario de Lisboa and discover one if the most-frequented aquariums in Europe. Here you can watch graceful rays gliding through the water and admire vibrant clownfish to name but two. A great place to visit for the whole family, the Oceanario de Lisboa is as educational as it is immersive.
When you stay in Lisbon, you’ll discover much to keep you amused, entertained and engaged. The welcoming Mediterranean climate opens a wealth of possibilities, with outdoor activities plentiful and arts, culture and heritage abundant.
Home to a contemporary art museum, MAAT, here you’ll discover a range of inspiring exhibitions. Interested in picking up vintage souvenirs? If so, a visit to Feira da Landra. Lisbon’s famed flea market has a range of trinkets sure to add character to any home. Whilst in Lisbon, why not take a day trip to Sintra. This quaint village is surrounded by lush, green hills and has a distinctly magical quality to it.
There is more than a handful of points of interest in Lisbon. Whether you’re enraptured with history, or have a particular fondness for architecture, Lisbon has a wealth of opportunity for a great day out.
- Historic quarters – visit Lisbon’s historic quarters and discover architecture and amenities that celebrate Lisbon’s historic past. The eye-catching Alfama quarter holds the aesthetic of the oldest parts of the city and the perfect place to sample Portuguese culture.
- The seven viewpoints – known as the ‘city of seven hills’, Lisbon has seven distinct viewpoints to admire the city. Visit Sao Jorge Castle or the National Pantheon and get a true feel for the historical significance of the city. Alternatively, visit Senhora do Monte, Portas do Sol or Santa Catarina and admire the urbane and coastal views of the city.
- The Cathedral of Lisbon – admire a striking symbol of Lisbon’s past. View how Romanesque Gothic and Baroque architecture has been merged into the building over the centuries.
- Praca do Comercio – facing the Tangus river, this vast open space is indicative of Portugal’s past. See a spot of land where political events that shaped Portugal’s past where held.
- National Pantheon – the last residence of some of Portugal’s most-famed people, the National Pantheon is a must-visit for history buffs. See cenotaphs of Portuguese hero’s and heroine’s and learn of their influence on the country.
Portugal - Algarve
Haven On Earth have been renting villas and apartments in the Algarve since 2005 building up an extensive range of villas with private pools in and around the prestigious resorts of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. This area in the Algarve is so popular with clients returning year after year for the many days of sunshine, supberb food, sandy beaches and excellent facilites
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In vale do Lobo you have Barringtons, a very comprehensive health and leisure centre located within this resort aswell as a large tennis centre that hosts a number competitions for both ammature and experiences tennis players. The golf courses within Vale do Lobo are of a very high standard and top of many golfers list of courses to play. The Praca at Vale do Lobo has a number of restaurants, bars and late night clubs to entertain all ages and just a few steps from the golden sandy beach aligned with sunbeds where you can enjoy the many days of sunshine the Algarve benefits from.
There is a wide range of self catering accommodation available in Vale do Lobo from small 2 bedroom apartments to 5 bedroom luxury villas with pirvate pools. If you are not sure what accommodation is right for you then send us as email or even better give us a call and we can work together in finding you the right holiday solution for you.
Quinta do Lago is located a few minutes drive south east of Vale do Lobo and home to an equaly impressive range of facilties including the exclusive San Lorenzo golf course and sought after Parque Atlantico hosting the most impressive villas in the country. We have villas in Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italy yet none come close to the level of comfort you can buy into within the Parque Atlantico development. If you want a villa holiday in this area and are seeking something a bit special get in touch and we can guide you through the best of our villas.
There are many places to stay offering different levels of luxury in this area so why not send us an email or call us to discuss your holiday requirements and we can find you the best villa for your family or friends.
Vale do Lobo has an abundance of holiday villas with private pools within walking distance of the Praca where you have a selection of restaurants and bars and few steps from the beach. Our rental villas in Vale do Lobo range from the more traditional 3 bedrooms villas to the recently built modern villas with high spec interiors and larger private pools. If you are interested in our holiday rentals in Vale do Lobo then you can view our large range of villas in vale do lobo by clicking above or read more about this resort. Vale do Lobo
Quinta do Lago has a large number of luxury villas set amoungst superb golf courses, natural parks and a beaautiful stretch of beach. Our rental villas range from 2 bedrooms with communal pool to luxury 5+ bedroom villas in Parc Atlantico renound for its famous residents. With its own shopping centre, fabulous restaurants and beautiful beaches our villas in Quinta do Lago are very appealing for all budgets. If you are looking for holiday rental villas or apartments in Quinta do lago you can browse our selection by clicking above or contacting us here. Alternatively to view more information on Quinta do Lago click here: Quinta do Lago
Dunas Dourdas is located between Vale do Lobo and Quinta Do Lago set amoungst 70 acres of pine forest with comprehensive facilities and long sandy beach. Holiday rentals here consist of villas with private pools and a town-houses with the use of the resort pool. We have some lovely villas with private pools available for rent in Dunas Douradas as well as town-houses. We also have a number of apartments in Dunas Douradas close to the Roman themed resort pool and bar. There are also tennis courts here. To view the holiday rental we have in Dunas Douradas please click on the link above. For information on Dunas Douradas please click here. Dunas Douradas
Varandas do Lago is one of the newest additions to the "Golden Triangle" hosting a number of high quality holiday villas with private pools and high spec town-houses. Varandas do Lago is situated between Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago within easy reach of the popular Praca and quinta shopping centre. We have a number of holiday rentals in Varandas do Lago and to see a full list fo the villas in Varandas do Lago please click on the link above. For additional information on Varandas do lago please click this link. Varandas do lago
Sun lovers will be spoilt for choice with beaches and sunshine. The region benefits from blue flag beaches, approximately 200km of coast line ranging from coves, rocky beaches, cliffs and wide expanses of sand and a mild climate throughout the year with temperatures ranging from approximately 15 degrees in the winter and 30 degrees in the summer. The great climate also benefits the sporty types and the regions fantastic choice of golf courses makes it the ideal destination. Golfers will not be disappointed with the abundance of courses; two of the most luxurious resorts in the Algarve are Vale do Lobo with two 18 hole championship golf courses and Quinta do Lago with no less than 4 courses. Other courses can also be found in Vilamoura and Vila Sol. The golf courses in the Algarve offer spectacular landscapes, favorable climate and meet the needs of Golfers at all levels.
Other excellent sports facilities are also available for the sport enthusiast such as Tennis, with the Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy and the Jim Stewart Tennis Academy in Quinta do Lago, with other tennis courts and coaching available throughout the area such as in the centre Dunas Douradas. There are many other sporting activities readily available such as Horse Riding, Water Sports, Football, Gymnasiums and so much more.
For those looking for a relaxing holiday and wishing to indulge in a little pampering there are a great selection of Spas available throughout the region, for example the famous Barringtons Resort and Spa in Vale do Lobo. Families are very well catered for with a variety of Kids Clubs, theme parks and activities available as well as very secure resorts that benefit from 24 hour security to ensure that your holiday is a safe, relaxing and peaceful one.
The Algarve is also home to the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve that offers diverse landscapes and species of flora and fauna for all ages to enjoy and discover. You can follow the nature trails, of which there are two in Quinta do Lago, to learn more about the various species that inhabit this unique lagoon system spanning approximately 18,000 hectares.
You will be able to explore the culture of the region including its distinctive architecture, handicrafts and painted and its broad and diverse heritage that gives way to customs dating back centuries. In the Algarve you will also be able to have a taste of the region through the local cuisine as well as experiencing other cultures with the vast array of international cuisine that is on offer. You will find restaurants within the resorts of Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago and Dunas Douradas with many more choices in other towns of nearby Almancil and Vilamoura.
To make the most of the local attractions and what the Algarve has on offer, you may wish to consider car hire so that you are free to enjoy the region at your own pace. With so much to do in the Algarve including sporting and leisure activities, casinos, marinas, bars, cafes, restaurants, theme parks, shopping centres, beaches and so much more, you will find yourself returning again and again.