If your ideal 2017 holidays include five-star resorts among luxurious accommodations, golden beaches, sporting academies, and tropical gardens, then look no further than Vale do Lobo. With its beautiful beaches and wondrous waters, Vale do Lobo sits eloquently along the coast of the Algarve, providing numerous water sports, stunning scenery and shores glittered with sand. Vale do Lobo holidays will take your breath away, whether you use your time away to sun yourself on the beach or take part in the many dolphin watching tours.
Experience the Algarve in colourful bursts of green, gold and blue. Fabulous golf resorts paint the scenery in sculpted elegance, while luxurious homes and hotels bask in the sun that has made Portugal one of the top holiday destinations in Europe. Vale do Lobo will open your eyes to a feast of colour while also being refreshingly distant from the hustle and bustle found in city life, while the nearby hills of Quarteira and Quinta do Lago create an atmosphere of luxurious tranquillity that will soothe the spirit of anyone looking to relax and unwind.
Located in the Southern Portugal region of Algarve among landscaped gardens and pine forests, Vale do Lobo is one of the oldest tourist resorts in Portugal and lies at only a short distance away from historical sites, children-friendly attractions, and sandy beaches.
Cloudless skies, private pools, and its 2km beach make Vale do Lobo the ideal 2017 destination for families, couples, and active people looking to indulge in life’s finest pleasures. Gyms, golf fields, tennis courts, sports club, and spa resorts make Vale de Lobo the ideal destination for active people, athletes, and sports lovers—while markets and shops are sure to satisfy the needs of anyone wishing to pamper themselves and take part in a bustling nightlife.
Historical sites like the baroque church of Säo Lourenço and the Cappella des Ossos are among the finest artistic treasures of Portugal. Within easy reach of Vale do Lobo lies Loulé Old Town, with its medieval castle, municipal market, and intricate maze of white streets; Silves, with its Cathedral de Silves, one of the National Monuments of Portugal; Lagos; and the open fields of the Algarve.
For a chance to take in arresting examples of 19th and 16th century architecture, do not skip a visit to Faro Old Town. Its ancient cathedrals and its Bishop's palace will hypnotise anyone looking for a true artistic journey.
Wine and Dine
From fine cocktails bars to tasteful restaurants, Vale do Lobo will please anyone wanting to savour a wide variety of cuisines from all over the world. Most of the restaurants are located in the Praca area, where you’ll be able to eat seafood while looking over at the ocean, or try the great variety of French, Italian, Chinese and Asian cuisines. Pre-dinner drinks, sports matches and live music will ensure that every minute of your holiday is one of total enjoyment; and if you’re looking to party all night long, head off to one of the numerous nightclubs and bars in the area where you’ll be able to dance until dawn.
If you’re looking to spend your 2017 holidays in a romantic and relaxing retreat, Vale do Lobo is the perfect destination for you and your partner. With breathtaking sceneries suited to every taste – from coasts to mountains to orchards – lovers will have the opportunity to walk along the scenic streets and elegant towns of the Algarve, visit high-end boutiques, take a stroll through the fish market, or book a horseback trip. Well-trained horses will lead you on a 2-hour long horseback excursion, while an evening trek will assure you a breathtaking view of the sunset!
Steeped in history and tradition, the Algarve region offers a wealth of historical monuments, museums, churches, monasteries, and cathedrals.
Historical site like the baroque church of Säo Lourenço and the Cappella des Ossos are among the finest artistic treasures of Portugal. The church of Säo Lourenço in particular, with its white-blue azulejo walls displaying scenes from Säo Laurenço's life and an altarpiece and baptismal fonte constructed from Alicante stone, is considered the gem of the Algarve.
Visitors wanting interesting insights into the Algarve's architectural history will not want to miss a visit to Castelo de Loulé, built in the 2nd century and today considered a National Monument, and to Cidade Velha, the historical centre of Faro. Small and elegant, with cobbled streets and nineteenth-century architecture, Faro offers its visitors arresting sights like Renaissance cathedrals and the 18th century Bishop’s palace.
Within easy reach of Vale do Lobo lies Loulé Old Town, with its medieval castle, municipal market, and intricate maze of white streets. Nearby locations such as Silves are all within easy reach and offer the discerning tourist the opportunity to visit castles built in 201 BCE, 16th-century churches or 13th century cathedrals.
Life's a Beach
Set in the coastal region of Portugal, with its mild weather, clear skies, and blue waters, Vale do Lobo's beach is a 2km extension of fine golden sand surrounded by a landscape of vegetated red cliffs. Five-star holiday accommodations, exquisite beach bars and restaurants make sure this beach is perfect not just for sun-bathing; excellent drinks, fancy meals, delicious snacks, a young crowd, and a massage station make this the perfect destination for visitors looking to spend their 2017 holidays indulging in a luscious lifestyle under the sun.
Active tourists looking for engaging activities will certainly be pleased with the wide array of physically challenging pursuits afforded by Vale do Lobo's sea and beaches. Whether you're looking to go wake-boarding, ski-diving, kite-boarding, windsurfing, or to sit back and enjoy a boat trip, Vale do Lobo has something that will satisfy your needs. The temperature and the visibility make diving the ideal experience for both professional and inexperienced divers, and lessons with expert trainers can be booked throughout the year.
Furthermore, should you look to bury your feet in more types of sands than just one, keep in mind that Vale do Lobo's beach is not your only option! The near town of Quarteira has an open-all-night-beach dotted with restaurants, bars, and cafes; and, further along, Falésia beach, with its sloping sand banks and shallow waters, is an ideal retreat for families and children.
Providing activities and entertainment for every age, Vale do Lobo is an ideal destination for families. Theatrical and musical performances will keep adults entertained throughout the entire 2017 summer season, while children and younger visitors will have the possibility of immersing themselves in the workshops hosted by entertainers in the Praça. For a chance to see sea-lions, dolphins, sharks, and all kinds of birds of prey up close, you won’t want to miss Zoomarine Algarve, an educational and fun experience for the whole family!
Action and Adventure
Whether your idea of adventure is a tennis tournament, an aqua park, or horse riding, Vale do Lobo won’t disappoint. As well as being a beach hotspot, there a number of other things to do while you enjoy the setting. With a 400m track and 200cc karts with 4 stroke engines, the Hot Wheels Raceway of Albufeira is the fastest track of the Algarve. Open every day, it offers a thrill suitable to both children and adults.
Should you be seeking more physically challenging outdoors excursions, you only have to visit the Parque Aventura for a chance to jump, swing, climb trees, or walk on tightropes. Open from May to November and immersed in nature, Parque Aventura offers a variety of activities that range from zip lines, monkey bridges, to high wires and vertical nets. An enthusiastic and experienced staff will guide you through colour-coded challenges specifically tailored to all kinds of visitors—from the casual wanderer to the adrenaline-seeker.
And why not indulge in some horse riding, the perfect way to see the sights with the Algarve air rushing through your hair as you gallop along the beaches on a trusty steed?