Two bedroom apartment, sleeps four, in the coastal fishing village of Fuseta
About Caroline Gullan
I live in Kent, near London. My family discovered Fuseta more than ten years ago and we all love its delights, in all seasons. I hope you will enjoy them as much as we do.
Caroline Gullan purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Caroline Gullan chose Fuseta
Staying in Fuseta offers you the opportunity to be a guest in a working fishing village, warmly welcomed by the residents into everyday life. There are no hotels or night clubs, but plenty of cafes and bars, run by their owners. A variety of good quality restaurants offers both traditional fare and excellent seafood, sourced fresh from the town's municipal fish market. There is a host of other attractions, too, including the town beach, an island beach served by a ferry (between June and October), a delightful esplanade and a traditional town square.
What makes this Apartment unique
This apartment is frontline, only minutes from all amenities. Enjoy some of the best views in Fuseta from the balcony. The strip of family run cafes and bars, immediately below the apartment, is a community meeting place and buzzes with atmosphere during the warmer months.
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Clean, convenient apartment
As others have noted the apartment is very close to cafes, bars and the local beach. We found it be clean and the beds very comfortable. We did struggle with the boiler though. Dirk, the agent, was helpful and at the end of the phone if needed. There is noise from the cafes and bars beneath the property but this is to be expected by the very nature of the apartment 's situation.
Thank yo for your review Karen. We are making efforts to replace the boiler but it's difficult unless we're there. Will be fixed soon. Glad you enjoyed your stay
we spent a week in the apartment and felt at home as soon as we arrived. very clean, fully equipped, very comfortable beds, possibly the best beds i've slept in on holiday. We were there with our friends who are getting on and find it hard to get around but the lift made life so easy and the apartment is so close to everything it just wasn't a problem.
We have visited Fuseta before and it never disappoints, lovely beach, lovely restaurants,lovely local people.
We would not hesitate to stay in this apartment again or recommend it to friends and as an extra bonus Dirk the apartment contact manager out there couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Thank you Caroline and Dirk...you obviously take pride in what you do.
Thank you Samantha. So glad you enjoyed the apartment and its surroundings. That is very important to me.
Dirk is amazing !
An ideal location
The apartment is ideally located for the beach, the local cafes and restaurants, the train station and, of course, the fabulous view.
The apartment is well equipped, clean, has comfortable beds and is spacious for a couple.
Our only niggle was our confusion with the hot water system but this we resolved.
Nice comfy apartment, good base of operations to explore from!
Nice that there is a manager close in case you have any issues.Good beach, lots of close restaurants. Only downside ir was pretty noisy downstairs at night. Maybe due to football season? I would definitely come back.
Thank you for your comments Heather. I'm glad you enjoyed staying and of course you are welcome anytime!
Lovely location! The apartment has a fantastic view of the Rio Formosa waterway and Fuseta beach.
Nice, well appointed apartment with lots free parking. It's location across from the park in downtown Fuseta is ideal. Close to restaurants, stores and the marina. Attentive and friendly landlord/property manager. We would definitely stay here again.
Thank you very much for your review Andrew. Really please that you enjoyed your stay.
And do come again!
Location assez agréable : très belle vue sur la lagune et situation centrale pour visiter l'Algrave. Très proche de la mer accessible très simplement par le bateau. Cependant, beaucoup de bruits le soir (animations très bruyantes du camping juste en-dessous...), les bars ne ferment pas à 23 heures... De plus, la propreté et l'entretien de l'appartement laissent à désirer. L'appartement n'étant pas très cher à la location, cela reste quand même un endroit intéressant.
Fuseta is a small, non-commercialised traditional Portuguese fishing village, with around 2,000 inhabitants, that dates from 1572. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in a typical Portuguese seaside location, this is ideal for you. There is a variety of good bars and restaurants, catering to all tastes. Many serve fish sourced from the Municipal fish market, caught hours earlier. Fuseta has a square, a harbour and two beaches. The town beach is great for toddlers, as it is wave-free and very safe. The Ilha de Fuseta beach, accessed via a a short ride on a small ferry, offers bars, parasols / sunbeds and equipment hire.
The apartment is frontline, is located on the 4th floor and offers stunning views of the ocean, the beach, the Ria Formosa natural park and the Ilha de Fuseta island.
On 21st May 2017, the (UK) Sunday Times Travel section featured Fuseta, as one of five secret seaside towns in Europe:
For most of us, our idea of a perfect summer week is simple. We want a seaside town with a beach, a handful of seafront restaurants and not too many other tourists. Sounds straightforward, but they aren’t that easy to find.
This small town, 12 miles east of Faro, is proper undiscovered Algarve, perhaps because it’s not the region’s prettiest place to look at. The working port has a quay cluttered with fishing dinghies, backed by cuboid white houses that aren’t brochure-beautiful, despite decorative doors and roof terraces tumbling with plants.
Instead of idyllic, this place does authentic: there’s a lively covered market, old boys play boules and other locals meet for coffee and pasteis de nata (custard tarts) in the white- and blue-tiled cafes around the main square. You’ll hear barely any English — residents know just enough to understand that you want to know where the loo is.
Fuseta has one draw in particular: beaches. The lagoon shore in town has safe, sheltered shallows that are perfect for toddlers, but the real finds are the wind-rippled sand spits on the other side of the swirling Ria Formosa, the Algarve’s tidal lagoon and natural park. Take the 10-minute ferry across the lagoon to Ilha da Fuseta (£1.70; you can also go by water taxi or kayak) to access incredible stretches of white sand that line the Atlantic for miles in each direction.
Walking, swimming, kitesurfing, sunbathing and exploring the wild, untamed coast should keep you entertained, but mix things up with boat trips to snorkel with the world’s largest natural colony of seahorses (£34; passeios-ria-formosa.com) or go whale-, dolphin- and flamingo-spotting.
Six miles inland is Milreu, one of the most important Roman archaeological sites in the Algarve.
The best octopus on this coast is a 25-minute drive east, in the village of Santa Luzia, but be sure to make your way back to town for a last drink at O Farol, on the harbour, where all the locals go, especially for live rock and blues on Wednesday nights.
Where to eat For dinner, it’s grilled fish landed a few hours earlier, a few feet from your table. Casa Corvo, a canteen with plastic tables and chairs on a patch of pavement by the river, cooks it best, on a huge open-air charcoal grill. The jugs of sangria are optional