Espiche is a quintessential small Portuguese village in the Western Algarve, home to the gated condominium of town houses. Although sleepier than its surrounding towns and villages, Espiche's authentic Portuguese feel is more than enchanting.
The village is skirted by the rolling hills and plush greenery of unspoilt countryside; a short walk will take you past vineyards and large, open spaces. Spring is especially beautiful in Espiche as the wildflowers take bloom.
Espiche is the kind of place you can say bom dia to everyone on your way to collect fresh fruit for your breakfast, and wish boa noite on your stroll home from a glass of wine at the Rainbow bar. There are tiny coffee shops, a small mercado, and a little grocery store which is always decorated with congregations of gossiping Portuguese women in heavy knitwear, even during the summer months.
Orange and lemon trees spill from walls enclosing small gardens, sit in contrast to the white-washed casas of the town.
The village is noted for its breath-taking golf course, set upon an ancient natural aquifer and positioned between the coast and undulating green land that truly reflects the unique rural Algarve. The course is perfect for every type of golfer; from the novice to the professional. Green fees vary depending on the season and equipment can be hired from the golf shop for around €20 for a 18 hole club hire.
The award winning clubhouse is something to behold, renowned for its environmentally sustainable vision and and innovative infrastructure – the Grand Designs camera team would have a field day! For those inclined towards a more leisurely pace of life, you don’t have to be a keen golfer to enjoy an afternoon tipple at the clubhouse.
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