The Algarve, whilst very popular with tourists, retains a rustic Atlantic charm with long stretches of sandy beaches, lush green golf courses and sleepy fishing villages. Albufeira is the area’s beating heart where you’ll find late night bars, clubs and restaurants. A short car-ride away is the Vila Gale Atlantico Hotel, a charming 4-star resort that will allow you to experience that side of things should you want to, as well as enjoying long and relaxing days of chilling by the pool, tucking into good food and walks on the beach.
The rooms here are pleasantly spacious, complete with cool stone floors, large, comfy beds and private terraces or balconies. Many enjoy sweeping views of the nearby Atlantic Ocean, whilst those on the North side gaze out over miles of green hills and golf courses. Should you be of the golfing persuasion, the friendly and welcoming staff at reception will be able to advise on the best spots for a round or two. There’s onsite tennis courts and a fitness centre should you want to let off some steam and work up a sweat.
Fabulous food and drink is served in the resort’s lovely restaurant, however Albufeira’s beautiful old town is home to several excellent local restaurants, serving up fresh fish aplenty. Wander the cobbled lanes and experience the old world fishing village vibe. The town’s ‘Strip’ is where to go if you want to hit the tiles for beers, cocktails and pumping music. Back at the ranch, the indoor pool and Jacuzzi ought to be just the treat for restoring you the next day.
The Algarve enjoys a good climate all year round, with cooler evenings between December and February, making it a great place for a sunny getaway just 2 hours from the UK. Make the Vila Gale Atlantico your destination with loveholidays.com.