Casa Norinha Location

Casa Norinha is situated about 15km North of Albufeira, and 35km from Faro airport.

The quiet and traditional town of Paderne is 2km away. The friendly population is close knit and welcoming to visitors.

Paderne hosts several events throughout the year, notably the Medieval Festival over New Year and the traditional Dia do Trabalhador (Labour Day) on 1st May, when the whole town decamps to the nearby castle for music, beer and vats of caracóis (snails)!

There are several excellent (and inexpensive) restaurants within and close to the town, as well as an attractive square and church. There is a health centre, police station, mini market, post office, bank, pharmacy and various other shops.

A larger supermarket is located in Ferreiras, about 7km from the villa.

Guia, with its shopping mall and famous piri piri restaurants, is a 15 min drive. Albufeira is about 15km from Casa Norinha and has a fabulous beach as well as plenty of shops and restaurants. It is the tourist hub of the Algarve but retains plenty of charm. A short drive along the coastal road takes you to some beautiful beaches – quieter than Albufeira and with amazing cliffs and rock formations.

Being centrally located in the Algarve, Casa Norinha is a great base for exploring the whole region and day trips to Sagres, Lisbon or Seville are highly recommended.

The lovely towns of Boliquieme and Alte are a short drive from Casa Norinha and there are countryside walks to be had right from the front door, including to the 12th century Paderne castle and a roman bridge.