Drive a few miles inland from the famous golden beaches and it�s an altogether different Algarve. That�s where we found Monte do Casal, a luxurious and welcoming hide-away between Estoi and the attractive town of Montcarpaccio. It�s close enough to the Algarve capital (and airport) of Faro that we could see its white buildings on the horizon from our terrace.

Read all about it in my latest article (there's a link to te Luxury travel page below these messages).

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