Holidays in Alte involve strolling through the citrus groves, tucking into heart-warming local cuisine and enjoying large doses of taking it easy. For this is a rural retreat where nightlife consists of a chilled bottle of vino verde and a rustic meal under the stars.
Often judged to be one of the prettiest villages in the Algarve, it's all whitewashed cobbled lanes and impossibly elaborate chimneys. To the east, even the village's natural springs spout forth from pipes adorned with cheerily painted azulejo tiles, and Alte's 18th century church boasts ornate architecture and fine woodwork. More azulejos appear in the chapel - stunning Sevillian tiles from the 16th century.
Cheap holidays to Alte are easy to achieve, for the area is packed with activities which won't cost you a euro. Explore the many walking trails which criss-cross the citrus scented hills. Take a dip in the deliciously cool River Alte. Picnic in the shade of an almond tree. If you can't resist the lure of the coast, jump in the car to discover the swathes of sand and craggy cliffs further south.
Self catering holidays in Alte are a delight, with tiny grocers and rural markets to browse, and all the produce from the surrounding hills to sample. For inspiration, dine out in the main square to savour hearty local stews and other specialities.
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