Eastern Algarve - Casa Nirvana Cottage Rental
What Does Casa Nirvana Cottage Rental Offer?
Firstly Casa Nirvana Cottage Rental offers a “home from home” environment. It is important that you feel comfortable in someone else’s house. The cottage has been used as a private home for over 15 years. Now in 2019 it is available to guests for the first time.
Casa Nirvana Cottage Rental offers guests a safe and secure environment for themselves and their children. Walls made of natural stone excavated from the garden enclose the property. Secure in knowing there is caretaker available 24/7 answering questions or resolving problems.
Access to a three-tier organic garden offering vegetables and fruit when in season. Chickens roam freely over the enclosed garden producing organic eggs throughot the year. There is also a duck enclosure housing over a dozen ducks also producing eggs throughout the year. Casa Nirvana Cottage offers you an experience of “The Good Life” during your stay.
A 5* maid-service (Monday to Friday if required) is included in the rental costs. For a small additional charge your clothes can be washed, dried and ironed. This leaves you free to enjoy the mountains and the beaches before returning to Casa Nivana Cottage Rental at the end of an exhausting but exhilarating day.
Mountain bikes are provided for the guests. The sleepy village of Moncarapacho is only 10 minutes by bike. The nearest beach at Fuzeta is 20 minutes by bike from Casa Nirvana.
Often guests combine the opportunity of a holiday with holistic healthcare at the onsite Centre for Bio-Regulatory Medicine. Both acute and chronic illnesses are approached with a “person-centred” rather than “diseased-centred” medical paradigm. This offers a resolution of the illness rather than mere suppression of symptoms. If you wish to combine a holiday with treatment please contact the owner or telephone/email the Clinic receptionist (details shown on website above)
THE CENTRE FOR BIO-REGULATORY MEDICINE
Often we are told by our healthcare professionals that you are suffering from a condition where pharmaceutical drugs or surgery offers the only solution. To be told there is no alternative limits your understanding of the condition and its successful resolution.
Looking at your health issue through a different perspective offers a more complete understanding of the cause of the health problem, what is maintaining the dysfunction and an integrative treatment programme tailored to your particular needs. We recognise that your body is more than a chemistry set or a blocked pipe and treatment is aimed at restoring ease where there is dis-ease. Together we can change your now offering you a future that you can enjoy.
The Eastern Algarve - Portugal's Little Secret
The beaches of the East Algarve make for a very different experience from those more centrally located. This is partly because most of them can only be accessed via boat, adding an extra layer of adventure. The water is usually noticeably warmer here than on the more westerly beaches and the water is generally calmer too.
The beaches in the East tend to be referred to as ‘Islands’ due to their positioning within the Ria Formosa Natural Park. The first ‘island’ to mention is Barril. To get onto the beach here one must either take a delightful walk of a kilometer or so along the railway line through the Ria Formosa scrubland, or jump on the small train that runs regularly. There is a zone featuring cafés serving food and ice creams, but after passing that area, just stretches of sand dunes, wild grasses, the Atlantic and beyond.
The island of Tavira is quite a different matter. It is alive with families & young people enjoying the camping facilities & multiple restaurants. The beaches here are seemingly never ending & the calmness of the waters is ideal for those young families. The camp site is large & well stocked with hygiene facilities, supermarkets, & pine trees. To get to Tavira island enjoy the short ferry ride from in the town or the ‘Quatro Aguas’ ferry dock just outside of Tavira. (Tickets cost around €2 Last ferry back at 8pm in summer, earlier in the low season). This 11km long island also features a reserved area for naturists.
A little further along is the village of Manta Rota. There is a broad ramped access and plenty of parking. The sea here is generally calm & the village provides play areas for kiddies. Neighbouring Monte Gordo – almost on the Spanish border – is a large developed town and Monte Gordo Beach is an amazingly long & deep beach that still gets incredibly busy in July & August. It features the typical attractions one would hope for from a seaside – cafés, ice creams, & the usual shops selling blow-up whales & sun hats
Within walking distance from Manta Rota is Altura. This beach has a super family-friendly restaurant with wonderful food & good prices. There are also activities in this area such as pedalos for hire, & a football pitch that doubles as a volleyball court to be made use of.
Next stop – Vila Real de Santo António. This area features a wonderful stretch of nature reserve in which one can shelter from the heat of the day & the summer crowds. The beach area boasts no restaurants, cafés, or rentable water sports.
If you enjoy this sort of quasi-isolation then you should put Fabrica beach on your list of must-visits. It is a small, hard to spot beach that must be reached by boat from the village of the same name, close to the village of Cacela Velha.
Another quiet spot is the beach at Fuseta. Again, there are no water sports here & it is more likely to be frequented by the local fishermen for much of the year. The beach is close to the village centre & features a smattering of cafés. Again, jump on a ferry or water taxi to access this beach.