Vivacious Vale de Lobo Holidays
Vale de Lobo, situated in the Algarve on Portugal's southern coast, offers a taste of luxury in pristine surroundings. Its two kilometre long, winding beach is offset by some dramatic, cinnamon-coloured cliffs, with the cobalt waters providing an alluring contrast. People have been clamouring for Vale de Lobo holidays for decades, not only because of the wonderful views, but also for one other very important aspect; golf. This area has a number of world renowned courses designed by the legendary Sir Henry Cotton himself. There are four located within a few kilometres of the town centre; enough to keep any enthusiast enthralled.
Things to do in Vale de Lobo
The resort is perfectly situated to explore the surrounding areas and the beauty that is the Algarve as a whole. Faro, Albufeira and Vilamoura are all easily accessible and make a refreshing alternative to golf, tennis and the beach. The marina at Vilamoura and the historical architecture in Faro are particular highlights.
Nature lovers will feel right at home in the Ria Formosa Natural Park, which has a lagoon and series of barrier islands that are home to hundreds of species of birds during migration periods.
The small community of Sao Lorenco is a must visit for its spectacular 18th century church. It may look impressive from the outside, but the interior, covered from floor to ceiling in traditional azulejo tile, is sure to take your breath away.
For beach related activities, there is a host of water sports, boat excursions and surfing opportunities available. Let’s not forget, of course, there's always the sun to bask in if you run out of things to do in Vale de Lobo.
Gorgeous Golf Courses
Most accommodation is scattered around the two major golf courses in the area; the Ocean and the Royal, both of which are located on the west coast of the resort. There are another 14 courses within a few minutes' drive of here however, and a range of sumptuous places to stay over by the courses on the eastern side of town towards Faro.
For the best nightlife and restaurants on Vale de Lobo holidays, head towards La Praca for some glitzy cocktails in sophisticated surroundings. As always, there are plenty of options to whet your appetite or sate your thirst down by the beautiful beach.
Lap of Luxury
Holidays to Vale de Lobo are all about pampering. After you've had your fill of the velvet fairways on the top class golf courses, or you’ve run yourself ragged one of the 14 tennis courts, relax on the beach and enjoy some refreshments brought to your side by your very own waiter. You can top up your tan while you sip on your cocktail, then cool off in the sea or take a spa treatment to re-energise your body for the next day's activities. Why not take a trip to Quinta do Lago to explore other areas of the Algarve.
Vale de Lobo is situated in the famous 'Golden Triangle' of the Algarve, and has been commonly regarded as the most affluent of its tourist areas since its inception in the 1960s. Its 15 restaurants and 14 golf courses make it the ideal place to indulge and unwind. Even in late autumn, temperatures can still stick at around 20C.
The Portuguese way of life and culture is still easy to find, however. For every cutting edge, new hotel there is a quaint local building with white washed stone walls and locals inside that offer generous hospitality.