Santa Eulalia is a small municipality located just two miles from vibrant Albufeira. This cosy beach town is ideal for anyone who wants to spend time on the beach while having easy access to everything a major town resort has to offer. Santa Eulalia apartments are far enough away to be able to relax in peace and quiet, yet close enough to see and do all the major tourist activities. Santa Eulalia accommodations from HomeAway are available with any number of modern amenities such as internet, cable television, and air conditioning. A villas in Santa Eulalia is a great option for those looking for a little luxury. There are also villas in moderate price ranges with full self-catering kitchens, gardens, and even private pools.
Santa Eulalia's closest neighbour is one of Portugal's most visited resort towns: Albufeira. No trip to Santa Eulalia is complete with a day or two spent here. HomeAway has quite a few rental options near the famous marina and close to the bar- and club-lined Albufeira strip. HomeAway also offers holiday accommodation in Vilamoura, giving tourists the ability to have their own comfortable home as they travel throughout the region.
Praia Santa Eulalia:
Praia Santa Eulalia is a pristine beach with golden sands and clear blue waters. The weather conditions make it a great place to do some windsurfing, paragliding, and sailing. The coastline is dotted with coves and grottoes that are interesting to explore.
Praia da Gale Oeste:
Seven miles from Santa Eulalia lies another beautiful beach, Gale Oeste. This long stretch of sand is accented with soft sand dunes. There is a beach restaurant, and sun bed rental is available in the summer. One interesting feature of this beach is the special dune buggy transfer for handicapped guests.
The waters of and surrounding Santa Eulalia are perfect for diving. There are a number of dive centres in Albufeira that offer lessons and excursions from qualified instructors. Whether beginner or PADI certified, there are options for all levels. Snorkelling is also a nice alternative.
Santa Eulalia lies within walking distance of Albufeira. There is a wealth of sightseeing opportunities here, including historic castle ruins and a colourful marina not to mention cafés, restaurants, and beaches. The nightlife scene in Albufeira is top-notch with enough bars and clubs to keep the party going day and night.
The Algarve has some of the best golf courses in Europe. There are 16 different courses within a 30-minute drive of Santa Eulalia including Quinta do Lago, considered one of the best in the world.
The weather in Santa Eulalia is warm and sunny the whole year through. Summer is the best time for beach holidays, though the water stays warm enough for swimming well into late September. Average temperatures in July and August hover between 28 - 30°C. Late September and early October enjoy temperatures of 24°C. Winters in Santa Eulalia see the most rainfall, though even then it is scarce and skies stay sunny. The average winter temperature is a balmy 16°C.
Faro International Airport (FAO) is the closest to Santa Eulalia, located about 25 miles away. From there, the simplest and fastest way to reach Santa Eulalia is to either hire a car or take a taxi. Pre-arranging a ride can save time and money. For those who wish, there is a bus that runs between Faro and Albufeira. Santa Eulalia is only two miles from there.