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Hand-picked villas with their own private pool for that extra holiday treat. All of the villas in our collection are visited & vetted by at least one of the Alternative Portugal team. We've chosen destinations on the west coast of Portugal away from the crowded Algarve. Great beaches, authentic towns and resorts, wonderful cuisine and friendly people - in Real Portugal. Villa with a heated pool? A sea view? Perfect for young families? On a resort or complex? We can help - call one of the Alternative Portugal team for guidance.

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Authentic Portugal Holidays can easily be found if you head for the Silver Coast or drive an hour west from Faro airport. Avoid the crowded Algarve and experience Real Portugal - authentic seaside resorts loved by the Portuguese. Rent your own villa with a pool or stay on a small complex with a shared pool. You'll never be far from a stunning beach. Call us for advice and speak to someone who's been there...

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Popular Destinations

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You won't find household names along the west coast of Portugal - and that's the point! Discover off-the-beaten-track resorts such as Comporta, Foz & Sagres - or try Cascais for something more sophisticated...

Foz do Arelho

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Authentic seaside town on the shore of stunning Obidos lagoon with wonderful beaches

7 properties



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Colourful, historic, authentic & sophisticated - add in great beaches, surfing, golf & superb restaurants!

1 properties



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Recently voted in the Top 50 Beaches in the World (Guardian Feb 16) - unspoiled Algarve

6 properties

mareta beach


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Natural and down-to-earth. Choose a different beach every day and enjoy Europe's best sunsets!

9 properties



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Golden sands, rolling Atlantic waves & championship golf - perfect for surfers and golfers

10 properties

Lagos Portugal beaches


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Iconic Algarve beaches, superb activities, historic old town, modern marina. Perfect for family holidays.

3 properties




Some of Portugal's most stunning beaches in the natural wilderness of the Alentejo.

3 properties

Sintra Holiday Rentals By Alternative Portugal



Between city & ocean, explore Sintra's colourful palaces, woodland trails & stunning coastline

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Loule Portugal



Charming traditional Algarve market town a short drive from the coast's stunning beaches

1 properties


Costa da Prata


Enjoy the Silver Coast's authentic seaside towns, surfing, golf and wonderful seafood

18 properties


Costa Azul


Beautiful, wild & natural Alentejo coastline of stunning beaches & authentic villages

3 properties


Costa Vicentina


When the Algarve is not the Algarve...beautiful, national park with a stunning, unspoiled coastline

19 properties

Looking For Inspiration?

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Looking for inspiration? Try our ideas below - hip Comporta's nex luxury villas, walk to beach rentals, villas with pools, heated pools, teenager-friendly and more...
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Silver Coast Villas

Browse our stunning collection of villas on Portugal's authentic Silver Coast...

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Portugal Beach Holidays

Quality villas and apartments near some of Europe's best beaches...

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View our collection of stunning Portugal villas with pools

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Portugal Holiday Rentals

View the full range of Portugal holiday rentals on the west coast of Portugal

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Silver Coast Golf Holidays

Don't be boring! Take your Portugal golf holiday on the Silver Coast not the Algarve...!

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Sublime Comporta

It takes confidence to call your resort 'Sublime Comporta' - discover why the name is justified...

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