When you would like a little bit of help, and some of the basics taken care of, with your essentials waiting for you on arrival so you, can pop straight to the pool and not the supermarket!

The team at Villa Cascata are here to help! and this great service, you will be pleased to note, also extends for late night arrivals, making it easy for you.

Our welcome essentials pack, is 40.00€ and includes: tea, coffee, sugar, bottled water, juice, cereal, bread, butter, milk, biscuits and eggs.

If you’d like a cold bottle of wine in the fridge, it's just an extra 5.00€. I know we would!

Also, If you have young children and require extra items, such as baby food or nappies or any other needs for your little ones, we will be happy to assist on request. There is an Iceland supermarket and many UK brands are available, however, we do require a minimum of 5 days notice, so that we don't disappoint you.

Worth a note, if you want anything specific in your welcome pack, please let the Villa Casacata team know at the time of your booking and they will organise and do their very best for you.

If you are tired and want to freshen up after your arrival, and privately would just like 5 minutes 'me time' before you have  'unpacked', everything is on hand with our complimentary toiletries, the Anyah spa self-care gift package, shower, relax, and then you are ready to just go.

A nudge and a wink to you mum, your holiday has begun xx.


Airport Pickup

To make it all easy, you can pre-book your private taxi or minibus transfer and your driver will be waiting in the arrivals hall to take you straight to your Villa Cascata, no waiting around in the taxi queue and all that malarkey.

Should your flight be delayed, no need to panic as all arrivals times are monitored Portugal end, so you don’t need to worry the team will still be there when you arrive!

Thinking about vehicles, there are no extra charges for baby seats or booster seats and journeys to Villa Cascata will be via the motorway with tolls, which is included in the cost.

Lisbon Airport transfers are also available on request - mention this to the team at time of booking.

Transfer times & prices from Faro Airport are:

Destination Transfer Time Taxi 1-4  People Minibus 5-8 People
Olhos de Agua 35 mins 40 € 50 €

Taxi, Bus and Car Hire

Albufeira travel, a little snap shot on the various ways you can get about, makes me think of trains, planes and automobiles... up to you, but we would just get Luso Living to pick us up in the evening and have a car delivered at the villa the following day!

  • Uber Algarve  Villa Cascata strongly recommends Uber, from the Villa to the centre of Albufeira, approx 3.00 Euos -Request a ride 
  • Taxis Albufeira: there is loads if you google, this one is the one that we use for airport transfers and going a little further afield and they are excellent.
    • Stork Transfers [email protected]
      +351 914 615 605
    • or Telephone: (+351) 289583230/2 taxis-albufeira.pt
  • Train: from Faro to Albufeira by Train:  To check train timetables visit CP – Comboios de Portugal and select Regional and Inter Regional services.
  • Bus: from Faro to Albufeira, there is no single official source of information for public transport. However, is a guide to help you get started Algarve Bus Info

Book Algarve car hire to travel to Albufeira

If you want to book a car hire to travel to Villa Cascata, then it couldn’t be easier, simply collect your car from Faro Airport.  Get the best deal on your Algarve car rental with leading suppliers such as Hertz, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Thrifty, Guerin and Goldcar.

Can you help with Car Hire and directions?
Let Villa Cascata  know for how many days you would like to hire a car and they will arrange delivery or collection from the airport. Note, if visiting the Algarve in July or August you will need to book as far in advance as possible as rates increase sharply, and cars are scarce to find at the last minute.

Food Delivery (Takeaway)

It may be possible to get your Friday night pizza, your weekly shopping, and your organic vegetable box all delivered to your door without you ever leaving Villa Cascata.
Uber Eats is one of the largest takeaway delivery services in Portugal, (possibly in the world right now) allowing you to order from both restaurants and established takeaways and have it delivered to your door.
Start with Downloading the app or order online at UberEats.com

Uber Eats - Enter this address for the delivery, Cascata Village,  Condomínio Privado, EM1285 701Z 8200, Albufeira. And then you may need to keep a look out at the main front gate or the side gate for your supper!

Pizza Take Away - Literally pop down the road to gather food for the family Pizzeria Aroma di Mare  +351 289 513 531

Tatsumi-Thai Phuket - delivery +351 966 210 956

We would also recommend the Clay Oven in Albufeira, fabulous! However, take away only, or sit down, either way really, really worth it!

Grocery Delivery

Apolonia and Continente offer a shopping delivery service. You can read more about their services on their websites www.apolonia.pt (really worth a drive to the store) and www.continente.pt 

Intermarché offers online shopping and delivery to certain parts of Portugal. If home delivery isn’t available, many stores allow you to order and collect.

Locally there are also plenty of markets to go to purchase fantastic quality fruit, vegetables, bakery and butchery produce. I would advise that you buy from stall holders that 'display the price' of their wares.

Fruit & Vegetable/Bio Services

Mercearia Bio – Offers bio or organic products as well as many vegan alternative products. Delivery is available throughout Portugal.

Fruta-Feia – A subscription service for ugly or misshapen fruit. Note: you have to pickup your order rather than it being delivered to your home.

International Products

The expats community living in Portugal often find themselves missing certain food products... but, thankfully there are plenty of expat food delivery services that’ll deliver to your home here in the Algarve such as British Cornershop (British), My American Market (American), and Dutch Expat Shop (Dutch).

Private Chef

With "The Chef Affairs", you can hire a personal chef, to come to Villa Cascata, your home for a while, to cook for any type of event.

Whether it is providing catering services for your family special occasion or private dinner, a romantic evening for two, a small party for six, or simply having a  daily private chef during your holidays, contact Roberto and Arianna and let them know your ideas about the menu and service and what your needs are and they can help.

Contact Roberto and Arianna on telephone +351 917 009 238 at The Chef Affairs


Or try, Take a Chef,  who will turn Villa Cascata kitchen and dining room into a professional restaurant. Wow, It’s a unique experience; ideal for very special occasions, romance,  celebratory lunches with friends, family dinners or a  surprise gift for that special someone.

Contact by telephone :+448081648519  Take a Chef


Baby Amenities

For little bambinos, Villa Cascata has their own a cot, with baby bediing and highchair.

If you have young children and require items such as baby food or nappies ready for your arrival they will also be happy to assist you with this. Locally, there is an Iceland supermarket; and many UK brands are available, a note, Villa Cascaya require a weeks notice, to get these items arranged and delivered, ready for your arrival

Make sure you discuss this or update on your booking form in advance.


Yacht Charter

There is a whole range of charter yachts to choose from or boats to hire, with or without crew.

Choose an experience to suit your needs, remembering each yacht varies in size, style, function, and facilities offered.

For more information on Champagne Cruises, Vilamoura or Timeless Moments Yacht Charter for contact details read more about the Yacht Charters and about their service to see what's best for you.


Book an amazing and special experience for your loved one as a surprise or a lovely gift, there's plenty to choose from..

Take a Chef - Create a personalized gift experience click here

Portugal Experience Gifts - Tinggly

Unusual things to do in Portugal from Salt Spas, Fresh Oyster Tasting, Jumping out of planes or learn the secrets of a cork tree and much more


Can you arrange Zoomarine and other attractions tickets for me?
Yes, and at a discount too! For all Villa Cascata bookings we offer a discount for pre-paid tickets. Contact the team  by e-mail at [email protected]. (Of course, this will be subject to availability).

Can you help with discounted Golf course bookings?
Choose the golf courses you wish to play at ( there are 90 golf courses, from the North to the South of Portugal! Select from one course or the select from one of the discounted packages available at Villa Casacata.