Loule lies five miles from the coast. Its bustling market and strategic location for exploring the Algarve are just two reasons to consider a accommodation in Loule. Whether travelling solo and looking for a great view or when en route with a large family and pets, HomeAway has an array of villas in Loule. Luxurious villas with pools and gardens as well as those with fully equipped kitchens and a barbecue in the backyard are just a click away. Holiday apartments in Loule can also be found with a selection of modern amenities such as internet access and cable television.
About ten miles from Loule is the resort town of Vilamoura. This area has a larger selection of holiday rentals than in Loule, ensuring that every traveller can find one within budget. Accommodations near the chic Vilamoura Marina tend to be glamorous, though for families in need of a little something for everyone, the old town and marina of Albufeira has large holiday rentals available, too.
Loule city centre:
The historic town centre dates back to the 13th century. The streets that wind their way up the hillside are typical of the Algarve region: narrow and cobbled. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafés to enjoy.
Loule's food market
The food market in Loule is one of the city's most popular destinations. Fresh fruits and vegetables are abundant, as are local cheeses, wines, and fresh fish. The market has retained its local flair despite its rise in popularity with tourists.
Each Saturday locals sell their handicrafts, artwork and homemade delicacies from morning to midnight. Brightly coloured earthen pots, intricate handmade lace, colourful blankets, and wooden toys are just a few of the typical items sold here. This is a definite must-do.
Castle of Loule:
The site where the Castle of Loule now stands was believed to have been first occupied by the Romans before being transformed into a military defence station. Today visitors can view three original grey towers and climb up them for great views. The Garden of Sulks, an ancient Arab cemetery inside the castle walls, is also interesting.
Olhos de Agua:
The beach in Olhos de Agua is one of the closest to Loule. The Praia d'Agua has a pretty stretch of golden sand and clean waters. It is generally less crowded than the beaches in Albufeira. Olhos de Agua's main street runs straight down to the beach with a nice selection of restaurants, cafés, and bars.
This popular coastal tourist town is 16 kilometres from Loule, and there's certainly no lack of things do: drink and dance down the famous ‘strip’, stroll the cobbled streets of the Old Town, or sunbathe on Fishermen's Beach.
Loule enjoys a warm sunny climate the whole year round. Summer months are characterised by temperatures averaging 28ºC with little to no rain. Fall is a nice time to visit when temperatures average 24°C. Loule winters are mild with temperatures staying around 15°C. March tends to see the most rainfall.
Faro Airport (FAO) is ten miles from Loule. The fastest way to reach Loule is by car. There are a number of car hire and shuttle services at the airport, though booking in advance guarantees the best rate. Metered taxis are also plentiful. There are buses and trains that run directly from Faro to the centre of Loule.