Silves Vacations

30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west of Algarve, is Silves, an excellent place to add to your itinerary. If you are coming from the Faro International Airport in Algarve, Silves is 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the east.

Silves is the perfect place to stay in Algarve as a large number of the area’s star attractions are nearby. Two attractions that should be at the top of every visitor’s itinerary is the fascinating Silves Cathedral and the iconic Silves Castle. Also worth checking out are the Silves Pestana Golf and the Slide and Splash Aquatic Park.

Visitors to Silves, looking for something different, will love the nearby cultural attractions. Book a tour, admire the building in which it is housed or simply enjoy the fascinating artworks at Portimao Museum in Portimao.

There are a number of natural gifts here as well, so don’t miss the nearby green spaces. Enjoy listening to the birds, skim rocks in the shallows and catch some sunshine at nearby Praia Grande in Lagoa, Paraiso Beach in Carvoeiro and Benagil Beach.

While you are here, head to some of the local sights such as Algar Seco in Carvoeiro. These spots are popular with travellers from all over the world. Brush up on Algarve’s history by visiting the Fort of Santa Catarina in Portimao, the Sao Joao do Arade Fort in Lagoa and Porches Castle in Armacao de Pera.

There's no reason to neglect your swing while you are here. Visit Golf Alamos in Portimao, the Gramacho Pestana Golf in Carvoeiro and the Vale de Milho Golf to enjoy great greens and challenging bunkers.

Enjoy window shopping and spoil yourself with a new wardrobe in some of the nearby malls and markets such as Aqua Portimao in Portimao and the Portimao Town Market.

To make sure you get the most out of Silves, think about making a reservation close by in one of the area’s many accommodation options. Make reservations for the Tivoli Carvoeiro, the Vilalara Thalassa Resort, Lagoa, or the Hotel Algarve Casino, Portimao.

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