Alte was once considered one of the most typical villages in the Algarve. It is a beautiful, unspoilt haven hidden in the hills of Serra do Caldeirao and so is definitely worth a visit if you are looking to stay somewhere with a more traditional feel.
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One of the most popular attractions to visit in Alte is the Fonte Grande, it is a small canal that seems to attract tourists looking for somewhere to relax. Many often bring picnics and some even go swimming in the water! There are a few cafes around the area too where you can grab a bite to eat. Alternatively, another popular site to visit is the Church of Nossa Senhora da Assuncao, this is a lovely quaint little church that is very typical of the era. If you are interested in local history or religious buildings/artefacts it is definitely a place to consider as it is filled with local culture. Finally, another popular site to visit is the Capela De Sao Luis, this chapel was built in the 15th century by Alvaro Mendes and is a great place to visit if you want to explore more about the history and culture of the area.
There is a good selection of accommodation for you to choose from in Alte including hotels, apartments and holiday homes so no matter whether you’re travelling in a big group or just as a couple there is sure to be somewhere that suits you. Some of the most popular places to stay are Alte Hotel, Alte Traditional Guest House, Cerro da Janela and B&B Casa Escondida.
You will find that the nearest airport to Alte is Faro Airport which is around 30 km away, the next closest airport would be Lisbon but this is around 290 km away. If you decide to fly into Faro it will take around 40 minutes to reach Alte by car and around 2 hours 40 minutes if you decide to take the bus. Therefore, it might be a good idea to consider hiring your own cheap car rental for the duration of your stay.
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