Set amidst the gently rolling hills of the Algarve you will find the hamlet of Pero Ponto where the local Portuguese live and work. Secluded and peaceful, this is the real Portugal.
Just less than 1 hour from Faro, experience Traditional Portugal in this small hamlet. Set above the aromatic eucalyptus and cork forests Casa Floresta enjoys fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. To the north across the mountains and plains of the Alentejo, to the south the hills of the Algarve. Enjoy the Sunrise as it streams into your Bedroom and to the West, sunsets that will amaze you.
Experience the quiet and tranquility of this sleepy village, gaze in wonder at the milky way, seen in all its glory with no disruption from light pollution. Listen and watch the birds as they sing their carefree songs as they soar through the valley. If you enjoy walking or just ambling there are many paths meandering through the forests, rich with flora and fauna, allow the smells or wild herbs to assault your senses and enjoy the wild fruits and figs that grow along the way.
If you enjoy Portuguese cuisine try dining at Cortelha in the local restaurant called Casa dos Presuntos, just 15 minutes away. The Specialty of the House - Javali (Wild pig Stew) is delicious. You could go further afield to Sao Bras d’Alportel (about 30 minutes away) where there are a large variety of restaurants, supermarkets, banks, pharmacy and cinema.
From Pero Ponto you can explore the Algarve or drive North to Lisbon (just 2 hours away). Pop over to Spain or just relax in the Jacuzzi on your own sun drenched patio. The beaches are legendary with the surfing beaches off to the west and the many coves, beaches and more popular tourists areas to the south. Whatever your taste in beaches, scenery, tourist attractions or solitude it can be found within easy reach of home.
Casa Floresta is a spacious 3 bedroomed property with the most amazing views across the Algarve. The house was restored and extended in 2002 and boasts original thick stone walls which are traditional in much of the building. The lounge is both spacious and at the same time cosy with a large hearth and wood burning stove. All the bedrooms (2 en-suite) are well proportioned and the kitchen is large enough to sit 12 down to a lingering meal cooked in the well equipped cooking area.