Vale de Carro is a district within Albufeira, a popular tourist destination located on the Algarve, in Portugal. Located just 6 miles from the centre of the town, visitors looking to spend their holidays in Vale de Carro will discover that all the town’s tourist amenities and attractions are close by. The self catering rental accommodation available here is generally less expensive than that available in the centre of the town. This accommodation includes apartments, townhouses and villas, many with private pools.
The majority of the many tourist attractions and amenities to be found in Albufeira are within walking distance of Vale de Carro, making it the ideal base for exploring the town. For the young and young at heart, the town’s many lively bars and clubs can be found along what is locally known as ‘The Strip’. The town also boasts two sandy beaches - Praia dos Pescadores and Praia do Tunel, which as the name suggests is uniquely accessed via a tunnel cut through the cliffs. Here visitors spending their holidays in Vale de Carro can enjoy the wonderful choice of water sports on offer, to include wind-surfing, jet-skiing and abseiling. Golfing enthusiasts will be pleased to discover that there are numerous golf courses to be found close to the town.
Visitors spending their holidays in Vale de Carro will discover that as well as the usual tourist attractions and amenities, there are a number of historically and architecturally fascinating sites and landmarks to be found in and around Albufeira. The Moorish style architecture of the buildings to be found in the ‘Old Town’ reflects the region’s long and interesting past. The remains of the town’s ancient castle can also be seen, although visitors will find that the nearby Paderne Castle is well preserved and almost completely intact.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Vale de Carro will discover that this region of Portugal enjoys a mild, Mediterranean type climate. This means that summers are warm and dry, with temperatures frequently reaching the early 30s degrees Celsius. Winters are cooler, although temperatures still average around 11 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall for Vale de Carro is around 21 inches.
Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Vale de Carro will first fly to Faro Airport (FAO). There is a great choice of airlines operating flights to this busy airport, to include British Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Ryanair and Jet2.com. Flights depart from several regional UK airports, to include London Gatwick (LGW), London Stansted (STN), East Midlands (EMA), Edinburgh (EDI), Leeds Bradford (LBA) and Liverpool (LPL).