Casa das Oliveiras - a Family-Run Guesthouse in the Algarve, Portugal

Location in the Algarve

How to find Casa das Oliveiras

Casa das Oliveiras is located in Montes da Vala, an attractive, rural area about 6 km from Silves, 4 km from Lagoa and 8 km from the coast.

We are 54 km (45 minutes) west of Faro airport. If you are coming by car, detailed directions are given below. Otherwise, buses stop in Lagoa and Silves, and the train in Siles (the station is 1.5 km south of Silves itself). Taxis are available from Lagoa bus station and Silves town centre to Casa das Oliveiras.

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Getting to Casa das Oliveiras by Car

Click on the links below for driving directions to Casa das Oliveiras. To find us, we recommend that you use our instructions and our map because the GPS does not always select the best route. It does not recognise our postal address either.


Please note that there are now electronic tolls operating on the A22 motorway. If you are hiring a car, the rental company should give you information about this. Otherwise full details can be found here.

From Faro airport ( + the east and the north)

  1. As you leave Faro airport, follow the signs to the A22 motorway, the main east-west highway which links the Algarve to Spain.
  2. After 3 kilometres, follow the signs to the motorway to Lisbon (Lisboa), Portimão and Loulé. This takes you on to the main N125 heading north, away from Faro.
  3. After a further 4.5 kilometres bear left, continuing to follow the signs to the A22; the right fork is the N125 to Almancil.
  4. After a further 3.5 kilometres, join the A22 motorway; follow the signs to Lisbon, Portimão and Albufeira. After 22 kilometres you pass the intersection where the motorway from Lisbon (A2) joins the A22.
  5. Stay on the motorway for a further 14 kilometres, until exit 7 for Alcantarilha.
  6. When you come off the motorway you come to a big roundabout. Take the first exit following the sign to Silves.
  7. Follow this road, passing two roundabouts and the new Amendoeira golf course. One kilometre later you reach a turning signposted to Lagoa. Turn left.
  8. Stay on this road, passing through the village of Fontes da Matosa, for about 4 kilometres.
  9. You will see the motorway viaduct ahead of you. Turn right just before you reach the viaduct. Signpost to Casa das Oliveiras pointing right.
  10. Continue up this road, over a stream, ignoring the first turning on the right, until you reach a bridge over a canal. Turn right immediately after crossing the canal, befre the small house called "Casa Viana". Signpost to Casa das Oliveiras pointing right. Casa das Oliveiras is 200m up the gravel road on the right.

From the west (Portimão/Lagos)

If using the A22 motorway from the west, use the instructions in this box and then continue below from (5).
  • Leave the motorway at the exit to Lagoa (Exit 6), turning right at the first roundabout, turning off at the first exit, and then following the signs to Lagoa Norte at the next two roundabouts.
  • As you reach the town of Lagoa, turn left at the first roundabout, and continue for 500 metres down the hill until you reach a crossroads with the cafés "O Petiscão" and "Moinho dos Cafés" in front of you on the right. Turn left.
  1. Take the N125 heading for Lagoa. As you approach Lagoa there is a motorway turnoff to the A22 and Silves. Ignore this.
  2. Continue along the N125 which passes through Lagoa. Go straight on at the first roundabout (sign: N125 Albufeira) and continue straight on at the second roundabout (sign: Albufeira/Silves).
  3. At the next roundabout (new - no signs yet!), take the third exit.
  4. Bear right, continuing to follow signs to Silves and keep going for a further 300 metres until you come to a crossroads with "Moinho dos Cafés" café on the left. Turn right at this crossroads, following the sign to "Lameiras".
  5. After a further kilometre bear right at a fork following the signs to Lameiras/Sobral/Algoz.
  6. Continue on this road for just over two kilometres, keeping straight on at the traffic lights. You will see the motorway viaduct ahead of you. Turn left immediately after goig under the viaduct. Signpost to Casa das Oliveiras pointing left.
  7. Continue up this road, over a stream, ignoring the first turning on the right, until you reach a bridge over a canal. Turn right immediately after crossing the canal, befre the small house called "Casa Viana". Signpost to Casa das Oliveiras pointing right. Casa das Oliveiras is 200m up the gravel road on the right.

From Silves

  1. Leave Silves in the direction of Lagoa; cross the bridge over the river heading south and then turn right. After going through the tunnel, take the first exit, following the signs to the station (Estação). At the roundabout, take the first exit. Continue along this road for 600 metres, when you come to another roundabout. Turn right (signposted to Estação). Go over the level crossing at Silves railway station and turn immediately left. Signpost to Silves Golf.
  2. Follow this road, passing a Cash & Carry (N&F) on your right, and the new Silves golf course on your left. After 2.5 kilometres, you reach a junction with a signpost to Casa das Oliveiras pointing straight on. Turn on to this narrow road.
  3. Continue along the road for 1.5 kilometres until it descends and reaches an irrigation canal. Turn left before the canal, immediately after a house called "Casa Viana". Sigpost to Casa das Oliveiras pointing left. Casa das Oliveiras is 200m up this gravel road on the right.

GPS Coordinates

   37.14953 N 8.41810 W

   37°08'58" N 8°25'05" W

   37°08.962' N 8°25.093' W

Bookings & Contact

Address:Casa das Oliveiras, Montes da Vala, 8300-044 Silves, Portugal
Tel/Fax:(+351) 282342115
Mobile:(+351) 963136938
Email:contact@casa-das-oliveiras.com
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Casa das Oliveiras appears in Sawday's guide and website. Read Alastair Sawday's Review.

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