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Praia da Figueira

Praia da Figueira

Praia da Figueira is our local beach. It is a beach where even in July and August it is still possible to find peace and quiet.There are no cars, no restaurants and no activities. Only sand, ocean, cliffs and nature. To get there you can leave your car at Casinhas and...

Algarve golf destination

Algarve golf destination

Get away from your daily routine, by enjoying a game of golf, here in the beautiful Algarve. Portugal is known to be a prime golf destination, and close to our guesthouse are many golf courses.
All of the golf courses below are less then 15 min. drive away. Giving you plenty of choice and opportunity to enjoy a golf holiday. With more then 300 sunshine days a year, the Algarve has all year round golf to offer. The Algarve is a golfers paradise, and it has been repeatedly voted Europe’s best golf destination.

These are the ones closest to Casinhas da Figueira:
-Boa vista, www.boavistaresort.pt
After you visit this 18 hole golf course you can enjoy their lovely spa.
– Espiche, www.espiche-golf.com
This eco-friendly, 18 hole, par 72 golf course is a unique golfing experience on just a 10 min drive from our guesthouse.
– Palmares, www.onyriapalmares.com
This golf course has sea view and a beautiful natural landscape. There are 27 holes to play in three returning 9 hole loops.
-Santo Antonio, www.saresorts.com
Santo Antonio golf course is less then 5 min. drive from our guesthouse and therefore the closest. They have 18 holes, with a total length of 5712m and par 71. They also have a spa to relax.

So don’t hesitate and get away from the rainy autumn in the north and book your holiday now!

Welcome to our family

Welcome to our family

Welcome to our guesthouse Casinhas da Figueira (little houses in figueira). We hope you will enjoy your time in the Algarve and that you will have a lovely unforgettable holiday. The guesthouse is run by Nienke and Joao (john in english). And you are always welcome to contact us to provide you with more information or just a chat.

There is a lot to do around here and many things to discover but if you don’t know where to start it might be a bit hard. So with this blog we would like to offer you some information about what to do and where to go.

About us
Nienke works also with teenagers with behavior problems. She teaches the violin, and it is possible you might hear a violin lesson going on. She loves to garden, walk the dogs, passionate about healthy living styles and good food, She also loves to take care of people.

Joao is a sailor and a hiker. You can always ask Joao what the best place is to go for outdoor activities. He loves showing guests around and he knows a lot of places and a lot of history also. He can offer you hiking and sailing activities.

The dogs
We have two beautiful dogs that we have rescued.
The yellow one is a wonderful Labrador, she loves food and she loves the beach. She is very cuddly and loves attention. She is not very fond of things that scare her. Like; hats, ladders, wheelchairs, umbrellas or sticks. And if she barks at you (which we hope to avoid at all times) we apologize beforehand. The brown one is a free spirit, she is independent and a very good runner. She can run 40km per hour for a long time. She is very calm and loves a good belly rub.
Cat
The cat is new in our family, her name is gordinha (fatty in portuguese). She has lived in this house for 12 years, so basically she is the queen of the castle!

Our secluded and (almost) private beach

Our secluded and (almost) private beach

I love our beach! The little river flowing into sea, the walk through nature you make to get there and all the peace and quiet.
When you go there in the morning there is a big chance you will be all by yourself.
There are many hiking trails as well. For example you can climb over the cliffs all the way to Salema.
It’s a nice distance from the guesthouse. In about an hour walking you can have breakfast in Salema 😉
Come and enjoy our non-touristic, natural beach in Figueira <3