Almancil at a glance
Almancil is situated in central Algarve and provides facilities for the two nearby up-market resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. As the surrounding area depicts, there is a fabulous selection of exceptional restaurants offering both international and local cuisine.
Shopping opportunities on your Almancil holiday are excellent, with a great choice of designer boutiques, jewellers, house furnishing shops and antiques.
With its laid-back charm, traditional village atmosphere and close proximity to some of the Algarve's best beaches, Almancil holidays are perfect for those who want to combine a relaxing beach holiday with a taste of Portuguese culture.
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At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Portuguese
- Time Zone: GMT +0
- Average flight time: 2h 55m
When to go
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Quinta do Lago is about three kilometres from Almancil covering about 2,000 acres. Sports enthusiasts will be delighted with the four 18-hole golf courses, and choice of activities including horse riding, clay-pigeon shooting and tennis on their Algarve holiday. The nearby resort of Vale do Lobo boasts a fabulous sandy beach surrounded by many gorgeous properties and is a great place to spend the day relaxing.
São Lourenço is a small village east of Almancil and worth a visit to view its beautiful 18th century ceramic tiles; there is also a cultural centre which regularly exhibits art collections and hosts classical music events.
Life's a Beach
As Almancil is situated inland, the choice of beaches nearby is extensive. Good road routes take you to the main resort beaches at Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, or go further afield to Albufeira and Vilamoura. All beaches are sandy with sunbed and umbrella hire, as well as cafés and bars available nearby.