Picturesque Portugal has long been one of the most popular destinations for villa holidays, and it's not hard to see why. Our Portuguese villas are the perfect base for exploring this stunning and diverse country, or simply unwinding in paradise.
Our villas in Portugal are dotted across the sun-soaked south coast region of the Algarve, packed with long stretches of sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, lively towns, chic marinas and award-winning golf courses.
However, if you're after an island escape, opt for a villa stay on the enchanting island of Madeira. Packed with adventure and excitement, this popular destination makes for the ultimate winter sun getaway, with phenomenal scenery and sunny skies all year round. At Solmar Villas, you'll find the perfect villas in Portugal.
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Our villas in Portugal are sprinkled across the beautiful region of the Algarve's dazzling southern coastline with its golden and silver beaches, and clustered around the enchanting volcanic island of Madeira - one of the country's most beautiful holiday spots.
For the beach bums, wake up each morning to the sound of the waves crashing on the golden shores at one of our beachside villas. If you're after the perfect family holiday, stay in the middle of the action at one of the Algarve's best resorts, such as Albufeira, Sao Rafael, Gale and Vilamoura.
For a peaceful, romantic escape, our hillside villas are just the thing. Nestled within the lush rolling Portuguese countryside or overlooking the glistening Atlantic seascape - morning coffees on your private terrace surrounded by scenic panoramas never tasted so good!
Beaches in Portugal
Our Portugal villas are on the doorstep of some of Europe's best beaches:
What makes the sun-soaked area of the Algarve so special is the endless variety of beautiful beaches, with picturesque coves surrounded by towering cliffs, sweeping stretches of unspoiled golden sand beaches and buzzing bays topped with deckchairs and cocktail bars.
On the Atlantic side, expect prime surfing spots with beginner-friendly waves in Peniche, to the pro level at Nazaré. With so many beautiful beaches, the Algarve is the perfect place to let your hair down and soak up some rays.
The beaches in Madeira are both natural and man-made, so you can take advantage of family-friendly beaches while also enjoying the rugged coastline, which offers stunning views and incredible evening hikes.
The whole family can enjoy everything Portugal offers, with many seawater pools. Madeira offers so much for beach lovers and could be the perfect setting for your Portugal villa holiday.
Nightlife in Portugal
Many of ourvillas in Portugal have easy access to some of the country's most popular nightspots in the southernmost region of the Algarve. The established resort of Albufeira is well-known for its long strip of lively bars and clubs that are alive until the early hours.
Throughout the region, you'll find a variety of vibrant and more laid-back bars so you can enjoy your evenings to your heart's content. For nightlife in Madeira, the island's capital of Funchal, comes alive at night thanks to the atmospheric bars and trendy clubs.
Food and Drink in Portugal
You can experience a wide variety of international cuisines in most resorts during your villa holiday in Portugal, and seafood is a must-try in the Algarve thanks to its proximity to the coastline. Imagine eating freshly caught fish sitting next to the beach, or sampling Piri-Piri-flavoured dishes at small restaurants on cobbled streets.
Explore the famous gastronomy Madeira offers during a villa holiday, whether indulging in locals' favourite black scabbardfish with fried banana or sipping vibrant vintages during a wine-tasting session.
Algarve best restaurants
Platinum Wine & Tapas is an excellent choice for a relaxed meal, while Oh Cantinho da Susi offers traditional Portuguese and European dishes. Of course, there are plenty of restaurants for young people, including the popular Fabio's RoadStop, Fish & Chips and British-themed pubs.
Madeira best restaurants
Madeira has a superb selection of restaurants, including plenty specialising in seafood dishes. Bruno's and Alta Vista are two favourites, but you can also choose from the range of panini and wine bars for something a bit different.
History and Culture in Portugal
Portugal is a proud nation with many cultural differences from its cross-border Spanish neighbours, including the language. The country has a fascinating history, with the Algarve boasting more than 3,000 years of heritage. Serving up traditional villages and fine local cuisine, you will get a taste of that impressive past on your villa holiday in Portugal.
Madeira has a lot to offer in terms of historical and cultural landmarks and museums. Among them, the Madeira Story Centre in the old town of Funchal allows visitors to time travel through the centuries.
The chances are you've heard of this region of Portugal because it's one of the most beloved destinations for holidaymakers. Whether you want to unwind on the wonderful beaches dotted along the coast, or head inland to marvel at ancient castles and centuries-old vineyards - this region is the perfect holiday destination.
Popular resorts include Praia da Luz, Carvoeiro and Vale de Parra, which offer tourists the opportunity to relax on golden beaches, take in the sites and enjoy everything the stunning region provides.
Voted one of the world's best island destinations, we can see why this sun-drenched gem is getting more popular every year. This adventure-rich Portuguese island is all about the outdoors, with dazzling beaches, fantastic snorkelling and stretches of unspoiled fine sand.
The island is slightly more relaxed than the Algarve region, making it the perfect choice to relax in the sun, or enjoy the great outdoors.
With its dramatic mountainscapes and scenic hiking trails, you've got a one-of-a-kind holiday destination. Plus, a year-round subtropical climate means you'll appreciate the beautiful scenery in warm weather, whenever you visit.
Natural beauty in Portugal
Portugal's sun-drenched island of Madeira has sunshine all year round. It makes for a diverse villa holiday thanks to its phenomenal dramatic landscapes brimming with adventure - from black-sand volcanic beaches to emerald-green, forest-cloaked mountains.
Madeira is a colourful explosion of vineyards, golden-sand beaches, wild mountains and lush gardens. The tiny Portuguese island of Madeira is blessed with exceptional natural beauty, unique landscapes, unlimited adventure and glorious gastronomy, making for an incredibly diverse villa holiday.
This enchanting volcanic island is geologically dramatic, where soaring mountain peaks are shrouded in clouds, plummeting valleys are exuberant with exotic flora and fauna, and the Atlantic's sapphire expanse laps black-sand beaches.
The array of active outdoor pursuits, family-friendly attractions and a year-round subtropical climate, thanks to its proximity to North Africa, make our villas in Madeira the perfect base for an unforgettable holiday.
Nicknamed the Island of Eternal Spring, Madeira's botanical gardens explode with colour and volcanic rock pools shimmer with blue waters. World-class wine, historic cathedrals and exciting activities join natural wonders on Madeira holidays.
Family-friendly activities in Portugal
Going to Portugal with children means you'll want to ensure there are plenty of fun activities for them to do. Luckily, you couldn't be in a better location, as the country doesn't skimp on days out and adventures.
Visit an Algarve waterpark
If your children enjoy water parks, then you'll love the Algarve. The area has five parks, with plenty of fun-filled activities for the little ones. From thrilling slides to pools for younger children, you can choose one of the larger parks or sample them all.
Get close to animals
Zoomarine is one of the most popular destinations for families, combining animal shows with a theme park and roller coasters. However, you can also take a trip to Lagos Zoo, which features exotic animals and teaches visitors about preservation.
Krazyworld allows little ones to feed deer, llamas and other animals. You can also enjoy different activities, such as go-karting, miniature golf and pony rides.
Days out in Madeira
Located in Santa Cruz, the Aquapark is the perfect tourist attraction. It has everything you'd want from a waterpark, including slides, river rapids, and exotic animal shows.
You can also take the kids on a cable car ride, an authentic Pirates of the Caribbean boat trip, and visit Funchal's museum of toys.
While Madeira is more laid back than the Algarve, it still has everything the kids need to have a fantastic time, so you won't need to worry about anyone getting bored.
Book a Portugal villa holiday with Solmar
Whether you visit the Algarve or Madeira, you'll have a wonderful time on holiday in Portugal, and you can experience a truly unique holiday when you rent a Solmar Villa. We offer a range of villas in Portugal for all budgets, small groups and large families.
Luxury villa holidays in Madeira
A private villa gives you the best of both worlds because you get more privacy and are within walking distance of the local amenities. While Funchal is more touristy, Canico and Calheta are perfect for a quiet and relaxing getaway.
There are plenty of luxury villas in Madeira, with air conditioning, a private pool, WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor dining areas. You can also find villas with hot tubs and Jacuzzis too.
Villas in the Algarve
As the Algarve is one of the world's most famous villa destinations, you'll understand why we have so many stunning properties on our website.
From the championship golf courses in Quinta do Lago, to the entertainment in Albufeira, you're spoiled for choice with our stunning villas.
Why not opt for a family villa? Our properties feature all the mod-cons you could wish for - some even have large private gardens with swimming pools too.
Or, if you're looking forward to a romantic break away, you could celebrate with a rural property nestled on cobbled streets in rustic old towns.
Choose from our selection of Portugal villas today
We're confident you'll find the perfect villa for your needs on our website, but please contact us if you need more information. Remember, Portugal will get busy during the high season, so it's best to book in advance.
Contact us today, and we'll help you choose a great villa to make your holiday extra special.