Chilled Family Apartment w.Pools & 15 min walk to Fuzeta Beaches.
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About Alan Bawden
We were once hardcore holiday campers in the UK but got tired of holidays ruined by grey skies and constant rain. We love the beach and we are all keen swimmers and wanted a place that we thought would appeal to potential guests and that we wanted to go back to time and time again. We haven't been disappointed yet. We love Fuzeta and its laid back, child friendly feel and have even got the stickers to prove it!
Alan Bawden purchased this Apartment in 2010
Why Alan Bawden chose Moncarapacho
We looked around the Algarve for a place that boasted fantastic beaches, somewhere that wasn't overdeveloped and still retained a bit of 'old Portugal' and was still family orientated. There is a marina and village with excellent, simple bars and restaurants with great seafood and seriously good prices to boot. There is something for everyone here, several nearby quality golf courses, water parks, horse riding and water sports. We also regularly use the local train service and haven't hired a car for our last 3 stays. Faro Airport is mere 25 minutes drive away.
What makes this Apartment unique
The traditional fishing village of Fuzeta is uncommercialised and is truly laid back and chilled. Constant sea views of the the Fuseta Ria National Park (an ornotholgists paradise) and the Isla de Armona from the lounge and around the grounds of the property are hard to beat. Set within a boutique development, it is quiet, luxurious and has a definite wow factor. 2 pools including a roof top infinity pool is available for use. There are several grocery shops and a fresh food market only 10 minutes walk from the apartment and one of the best beaches a short ferry ride away. The apartment has air conditioning through out, massive floor to ceiling windows and a secure video door entry access system. The private garden at the back allows you to enjoy the almost continuous Portuguese sun.
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The apartment was very nice, clean neat and comfortable. We liked the area of Fuseta very much.
Idyllic stay for some winter sun.
Smart, functional, fully equipped apartment that is a joy.
Excellent apartment in quiet and calm village and beautiful beach in Portugal
We spent in this apartment las 15 days in September 2018 - Fuseta is a quiet village, apart from touristic noise. Excellent for family vacation with several great restaurants nearby.
The apartment is 15 min walking from the centre of the village, in a quarter of nice apartments and 2 pools near (shared pools).
There are 2 possibilities of beach stay - small Fuseta beach accessible from the aptm in 15 min, or a beach accessible by a little ferry. The cost is 5 EURO return ticket for 2 adults and 2 kids, the service is perfect and it is worth it. The ocean is great, beach was almost empty, ocean clean. 30 degrees daily, sunshine.
There is a small supermarket close to the aptm. The aptm itself has two bedrooms and a spacious lining zone. There are 2 bathrooms and overall it is a clean and very well equipped place.
I loved the place for the quiet, for the beach, for the wheather, for the absence of noise, for Elisabete that was a great help.
Will come back for sure.
Family holiday Aug 18
Fantastic Holliday apt enjoyed our 10 night stay in this lovely place .Ideal location for anyone with a family the swimming pools were so refreshing when the temperatures were hitting the mid thirties every day . The resort itself seems unspoilt and apparently that is how the locals want it to stay .Overall a great holiday location for anyone wanting a get away from it all highly recommended.
Thank you for your kind review and for looking after our apartment. So glad you love Fuzeta for the same reasons we do. We look forward to welcoming you back next year!!
The apartment was in a great condition. There was plenty of space for us to eat family meals and to relax. The pool is close to the property which was handy. We made good use of the train to go to Tavira and Olhão so had no need for a car. Fuzeta was great for out needs anyway! Great restaurants and beaches all walkable from the property. We’ll hopefully return next year!
Thank you for the kind review. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back next year. :)
Love the apartment and the area, we have stayed at this apartment before and will definitely return in the future. It's perfect for both adults and children.
Booking was easy too.
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay and we really look forward to welcoming you back! :)
Special interest holidays:
Sports: All Watersports, Horse Riding, Golf within 30 mins drive, Fishing
Great for: Beach or pool-side relaxation, A winter sun break, Walking holidays, Bird Watching in the Ria Fomosa National Park, Cycling holidays. There are a couple of excellent water parks to the west, a marine zoo where you can swim with the dolphins, and go-karting within 45 mins drive of the apartment. Tavira is well worth a visit, you will find a 13th century castle, the old gate of the city, a Camera Obscura, a magnificent Roman bridge, a great plaza to have coffee & watch the world go by, several old churches. A picturesque ferry trip takes you to the island of Tavira from the riverside during the summer, or from the Quatro Agua's jetty (great restaurant there too), in the winter.The Barril beach, close to Pedras del Rei, Monte Gordo or Monta Rota are often voted as the best beaches if you want to go further afield.
Olhão is also worth a visit, very Portuguese, very Algarvian and very un-touristic.
A short 10-15 minute walk to the lagoon beach by the marina close to a cafe and facilities, just a short walk back into town for lunch. A picturesque marina where boat hire and water taxis are available.
The stunning Isla De Armona beach is accessed by 2 minute ferry ride (€1.40 return - 2013), immaculate sandy beach stretching for miles, walk 5 min for your own bit of beach. Toilets & food & drinks facilities available. Beach shops selling parasols, buckets and spades are along the sea front.
Faro airport is approximately 30 minutes by car. Hire cars and taxis are available from the airport. We can arrange these for you. We have used the rail link from Faro to Fuzeta following the coastline and can be recommended. Whilst a car is not essential it is recommended to maximise access to the surrounding areas.
The local shop (Loja Fresco) is a 10 minute walk and fish and fruit markets in Fuzeta are a short walk away as are various cafes and restaurants. The nearest larger towns are Olhao to the west, 10 minute drive, Tavira (well worth a visit) to the east 15 minute drive. Further afield are Vilamoura with its ostentatious marina and Albufeira, a lively resort but with its 'old town', well worth a visit. Both less than an hour away and the Spanish border around half an hour.
Fuzeta has all your essential amenities. Shops, cafes and restaurants within a 10 minute walk. There are ATMs, a post office, pharmacy and beauty salon all within walking distance. A charming authentic daily fish market.
Fuzeta also has it's own petrol station. For serious shoppers there is Ria Shopping in nearby Olhao and closer to Faro, Forum Algarve (off the N125). Both have large food shopping stores. Tavira, the nearest larger town, offers a smaller shopping outlet with a large hypermarket. Tavira has a larger choice of restaurants and bars and a square where very often out-door performances by local artists are held.
Fuzeta is located on the Ria Formosa Natural Park, a protected haven for a wide variety of birds and wild life, it is possible to watch flamingos feeding and other exotic visitors to these shores. Organised boat trips and expeditions are available through local agencies from both the Fuzeta & Tavira marinas. The town has its own small marina, from where a boat can be hired to independently explore the coastline. Jet ski and kite surfing hire is available from the beach.
The touristic resort of Albufeira is together with Vilamoura less than an hour ago and historic Lagos perhaps an hour and a half all accessible on the A22 motorway or by the rail link available from either of the two railway stations in Fuzeta (change at Faro).