Lying around 9km north of Loulé is the wonderful region of Serra do Caldeirão, a beautiful protected area of undulating hills, cork trees and untouched scrubland. The area is renowned for its bird varieties. It’s an excellent place to hike – the Via Algarviana passes through – and a great spot to base yourself to meander through some ancient villages and enjoy the local cuisine. A feature of the region is its fontes (traditional water sources, many of which comprise exquisite taps and fountains), highlighted by signs that have been erected over the years.
Sitio do Lago is just south of the Serra which protects us to from the north winds, making our climate warmer in winter and cooler in summer compared with the rest of the Algarve.
With 3000 hours of sunshine in the year, there is plenty of time to discover the sights and scents of the countryside – especially in the early Spring when the almond blossom and mimosa flowers are in full bloom.
Places to Visit
While the quinta has a remote feeling, we are well connected to the wider area.
Supermarket: 5 minutes
Loule: 15 minute
Beach: 25 minutes
Faro Airport: 25 minutes
Spanish border: 1 hour
Lisbon: 2.5 hours