Almancil is close to glamorous golf resorts and gorgeous beaches, but tucked away from the busier, coastal resorts. For this is a traditional village providing up market facilities. There are boutique style shops, quality fish restaurants and traditional Portuguese restaurants all wrapped around by fragrant pine forests. Standing proud in the heart of the village is Almancil's magnificent 18th century church. With every wall decked out in striking blue and white azulejo tiles, it's truly stunning, and deserves a visit from anyone spending their holiday in Almancil. The pottery industry is also part of the village's heritage, and appealing pastel-hued pieces may well make it onto your souvenir list.
You will be particularly impressed with its easy access to the rest of the Algarve. To the south lie the top resorts of Quinta Do Lago and Vale Do Lobo, where summer holidays revolve around championship golf courses, alluring restaurants and challenging water sports on the perfect beaches. Follow the road east or west to reach historic towns, eclectic fishing villages and water parks in less than no time.