Gale, Portugal, is a small resort set on one of the nicest beaches in the entire of the Algarve, which is a huge claim considering the amazing quality of Algarve beaches. Gale is a very peaceful resort which revolves around the beach, and appeals to those who want to relax on the beach, far from the worries of every day life at home. Taking a Gale villa will mean that you can top up your tan in some of the most peaceful beach surroundings that you can find.
It would not be a Gale holiday if you stayed in accommodation in Gale without spending a few days on the beach! The vast swathes of golden sand are interrupted only by beach bars and small rock outcrops which provide a natural break, creating a series of small, secluded beaches to choose from. You can participate in a vast range of water sports in Gale too, including sailing and windsurfing to name but a couple of activities.
There are a great range of attractions to interest every member of the family, including the famous courses of the Algarve, the endless shopping of Albufeira, the Slide and Splash water park (the largest in Europe) or the Zoomarine wildlife park.
Golfers will be able to grab an afternoon away from the beach for a round too. The Vila Gale Tavira Hotel has a golf course attached, which is open to players staying in any Gale accommodation. All you will need is a handicap certificate.
Albufeira is one of the most popular places to holiday in the Algarve due to its wonderful combination of activities, beaches, shopping, restaurants and cultural attractions. The old town of Albufeira is a great place to explore, as the narrow, winding streets hide a vast array of beautiful buildings and fine restaurants. The New Strip in Albufeira is the best place for nightlife in the region, and is close enough for you to be able to enjoy a good night out and get a relatively inexpensive taxi home to your Gale villa at the end of the night.
Gale benefits from over 300 days of sunshine every year, and average temperatures of 17˚C. In the summer months, temperatures regularly reach the mid 30’s (˚C) during the day, and even in winter, you can enjoy a round of golf or lunch outside in temperatures which almost never dip below 10˚C.
Faro International Airport (FAO) is the main travel hub of the Algarve, and due to the popularity of the Algarve as a holiday destination for Brits, there are many cheap flights from across the UK. In order to reach your Gale accommodation from the airport, you can either rent a hire car or take on of the fixed price transfer taxis which gather outside the main entrance.