A Valentines to Remember! - Ideal Homes Portugal Rentals

If you're still undecided on what you should do for this Valentine's day then look no further as we have you covered! 🥰by Ideal Homes Rentals Team on 07 February 2019


World’s top holiday destination, Algarve, has been blessed with another sunny February. What more could you ask for? It has love, delicious food & great wine and a fantastic choice of events during this week of love. If you're still undecided on what you should do for this Valentine's day, then look no further as we have you covered! We've hand picked a selection of events which are sure to make your romantic getaway one to remember!

Chocolate Festival - Loulé (Semana do Chocolate Loulé)

Take the time old tradition of giving your loved ones chocolate for Valentines Day to the next level and treat them to a day at Loulé’s chocolate festival! The market will host more than two dozen exhibitors and chocolatiers from around the country, offering a range of chocolates in its many forms from bonbons, cakes, crepes, ginjinha, bombocas, waffles, fondue and much more! Marvel at the creative delicacies and take home your favourites to enjoy under the stars with a glass of bubbles!

Dates: 09 -17 February 2019
Location: Mercado Municipal de Loulé
Price: Free admission
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 09:00 – 20:00, Sunday: 14:00-20:00

Suggested Accommodation:

Enjoy a taste of luxury in this contemporary 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, apartment within a private gated condominium of the new Pine Hills Development just 10 minutes drive to Mercado Municipal de Loulé.



Jazz in the Wine Cellars, Silves

Is your partner of lover of Jazz? What then could be more thoughtful than an evening of entertainment in the beautiful wine cellars of Silves! Ana Alves Quartet shall be performing while guests can enjoy a wine from Quinta do Barradas (a local producer), and a tapas board of local produce.  Ana Alves honed her skills at Hot Clube de Portugal Jazz School, and came third in the RTP Song Festival. You can purchase tickets online at www.bol.pt or when in Portugal pop into one of the following stores to purchase tickets: FNAC, Worten, El Corte Inglés, CTT, Pousadas da Juventude and Quiosques Serveasy.

Dates: 09 -10 February 2019
Location: Quinta do Barrada, Silves
Price: 12€
Opening hours: 9th February 9:00 pm, 10th February 9:00 pm


Suggested Accommodation:

Why not stay in our luxury three bedroom Townhouse in Silves, which overlooks orange groves and has stunning views of Silves Castle. A scenic 20 minutes drive from the property.



Romantic Sunset Boat Trip, Faro 💖

Why not treat your special someone to a unique view of the Algarve coastline and  rivers with a private sunset boat trip? We would recommend this Romantic Tour in the Islands of Ria Formosa Natural Park. The tour usually takes around 2 hours whereby you can see the thousands of animal and plant species and spectacular scenery.  The trip includes special extras including a bottle of green wine (Vinho Verde), strawberries and whipped cream and a romantic poem! This is a sure way to make your Valentine's here in Portugal unforgettable!

Dates: Various
Location: Boat departs from Faro
Price: 200€
Opening hours: 9th February 9:00 pm, 10th February 9:00 pm


Suggested Accommodation:

This sympathetically restored two bedroom semi-detached Quinta is the ideal romantic getaway for those who love waking up to the sounds of nature or taking a fresh breath of countryside.



Dinner With A View, Carvoeiro

If food is the language of your love, then we would highly recommend is a very special restaurant perched among the cliffs above Praia do Paraiso in Carvoeiro, is a very special restaurant called Mar d’Fora. It offers Mediterranean cuisine at its finest, with breathtaking views which are second to none. Dine in the golden hours to enjoy bubbles in the sunset.

Location: Carvoeiro
Price: Various
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12.30 - 21.30


Suggested Accommodation:

Lose yourself in the expansive sea views from the communal pool and jacuzzi, at this charming cliff top 2 bedroom apartment. The panoramic views from the terrace give you a chance to really breath in the peaceful Carvoeiro atmosphere.


Learn to surf in Lagos!

Whether you met your loved one out in the waters or it was a hobby they always wanted to try their hand to, a fun day out on the water is certainly a unique way to spend Valentines Day. The Algarve is one of the most popular surfing destinations in Europe, and Lagos is at the heart. You could splash out on private lessons which include two 1.5hr lessons per day, and all the equipment you need and they will even pick you up from your holiday home

Location: Monte Clerigo, Lagos
Price: from 50€ per lesson
Opening hours: Various (check for that day)


Suggested Accommodation:

Situated in the new upmarket development of Ocean View, Porto de Mos, Lagos, this brand new three-bedroom contemporary apartment is an easy stroll away from the golden sands of Praia Porto de Mós and a short drive from the energetic Lagos Marina.


Albufeira’s Secret Coves

When you think Portugal, think beach! Why not try out this Tuk Tuk Tour which takes guests around the more famous beaches in Albufeira with its famous breathtaking cliff views. It is a charming way to discover the streets, alleys and little secrets Albufeira has to offer. For a more romantic experience why not opt for this evening Tuk Tuk Tour and start at the coast in the golden hour sunset and then move see the city lit up in its maritime charm!

Location: Albufeira

Price:  Range from 25-50€ per 2 hour tour

Opening hours: Various (check for that day)


Suggested Accommodation:

This stunning, light and spacious two bedroom townhouse is located in the village of Patroves, near Albufeira, and situated within a small private gated complex, perfectly designed for your romantic getaway!