An oasis in the sweetspot of the Algarve
Casa Meranka is located in the southwest of the Algarve. In the small village of Figueira.
It is an oasis of peace in this 200 year old former farm, in this already quiet and cozy village.
Close to beautiful beaches such as Praia das Furnas and Zavial. And near Sagres and Lagos.
Casa Meranka is runned by Josh (UK) and Margo (NL). They have traveled extensively and, among other things, have had a guesthouse in India. But they saw their future in the Algarve with their son and daughter. A super sympathetic couple with heart for what they do. Focused on nature and the ocean.
5 beautiful cottages
Casa Meranka has 5 authentic houses that you can rent. All equipped with everything you need: bathroom, kitchen. There are cottages for 2 and up to 5 people.
It is a nice place because these holiday houses are mutually connected and thus provide a fence with two courtyards in the middle. One courtyard has a swimming pool and a patio where you can sit in the shade to relax.
View all houses of Casa Meranka here.
Casa Meranka is unique, because of the pleasant and casual way you get to know how Josh and Margo want to run this place.
For example, they have a garden where fruit and vegetables grow and the chickens scratch. Delicious fresh food and fresh eggs every day.
Casa Meranka is suitable for families and (surfing) couples / friends.
Location Casa Meranka
Casa Meranka is located very favorable. It is an hour’s drive from Faro airport. A quarter of an hour from Lagos. And fifteen minutes from Sagres.
But why take the car if this is your backyard;
In 20 minutes, you can walk through a green valley to an idyllic and quiet beach (Praia Figueira). From here you can walk to Salema (village by the sea) or Praia das Furnas on low tide.
Furnas is a quiet beach without bar and restaurant. Just pure nature. And through the pools that are created by the flow of low- and hightide, children can play here wonderfully.
Shops and restaurants
Very near (5 min) there’s an Intermarche. And in the village itself there’s a small local supermarket. In Raposeira (5 min) you can find a daily market with products from the region.
There are a few bars / restaurants in the village itself. We have eaten delicious pizzas at O Sabor da Alegria where they also serve the local red wine. Recommended.
You are close to the most beautiful surf spots in Europe. Think for example of Zavial. But also to Luz and Tonel.
Because you are in the corner of the Algarve you will always find a wave for every level. On the West- or the South coast.
And to make it completely easy, there is a life-sized surf chart at Casa Meranka.
In addition, Josh and Margo also rent surfboards. If you want more choice for your surfboards, check this article about surfboard rentals in the Algarve.
More about surfing in Portugal. And check this article in case a southwest storm (or west) hits the Algavre to see what spots to surf.
How to get there?
Flying is easy, because Faro has an international airport. From there you can take the bus. There is a bus stop in front of the door of Casa Meranka. But more convenient is a car. Our preference goes to Sunny Cars. They choose the best price from the different car rental organizations. And the price includes extra insurance. Incidentally, we also got a nice upgrade.
Prices vary per cottage and per period.
View here the complete price list of Casa Meranka.