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Winter sun: walks and entertainment

Lively and active holidays: October to May 

Come and spend some time with us between October and May, enjoying the mild sun of the Algarve, the peace of Ria Formosa and the Algarve hinterland. Come and wander through nature, exercise and try out some Algarve cooking. Reenergise and enjoy the company of good friends and family. 

We are located right in the middle of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, near the charming historical town of Tavira. During autumn, winter and spring, the Eastern Algarve is an area of peace and tranquillity, ideal for reinvigorating holidays. 

Enjoy all the freedom of a holiday apartment, but with the services of a hotel, a heated indoor pool, entertainment and fitness activities, in addition to a varied buffet, combining great food and healthy eating.

Entertainment and fitness

Unlike most other hotels in the Algarve, we provide entertainment and other activities to liven up your stay throughout the autumn and the winter.

For example, you can take fitness classes (functional training and stretching) or play traditional games during the day and enjoy a thematic evening, live music or social games at night.

Nearby walking and biking

Setting off from Golden Club Cabanas, you can walk on the beach or follow the pathways along the lagoon, salt pans and orange groves, with friends or with family, on foot or by bike. 

Explore the Eastern Algarve on foot 

Discover the most charming of the landscapes making up the Eastern Algarve (the coastline, the Ria Formosa lagoon, the hinterland and the Guadiana River) and its historical towns (Tavira and Faro), and savour the traditional local cuisine.

Explore the Ria Formosa Natural Park over the course of a week. Spend time in the historical town of Tavira, with its 37 churches, castle and Roman bridge, and in the white village of Cacela Velha, with its stunning views of the lagoon. Head down from the hills to the Guadiana River, along the border with Spain. Visit the historical centre of Faro, the Algarve’s capital, and cross the Ludo area for bird spotting.

We take care of everything: transport, an experienced guide and meals served in local restaurants.


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Long stays

Planning to stay one month or more? Join our community of winter residents – guests who appreciate nature and the outdoors, walking and biking, socializing and relaxing. Check out our special prices! 

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Other experiences and organized trips

Discover the nature reserve and its bird life, nearby towns and cities, markets, gastronomic festivals and cultural events. Check out our partners’ organised trips - on foot, by bike, bus, train, Tuk-Tuk or boat


The weather?

With 300 days of sunshine a year, the Algarve enjoys the best climate and the most sun in continental Europe. From October to May, the average high temperature ranges from 16º to 23º C (61º to 73º F), with 5 to 12 hours of sunshine per day – a mild climate for enjoying the outdoors. In December, the wettest month, the Algarve gets 4 more hours of sunshine than London, Dublin, Amsterdam or Berlin.