The municipality of Salgados is located an approximate seven miles from the bustling holiday town of Albufeira. This off-the-beaten path destination is the right choice for those looking for more secluded accommodation. Salgados offers visitors the best of both worlds: beautiful, unspoilt beaches close to the biggest attractions. Salgados holiday rentals are available in a variety of sizes and price ranges. HomeAway has Salgados holiday rentals with multiple bedrooms for larger groups, wheelchair accessible rentals, as well as those with balconies and ocean views. Holiday villas in Salgados are a nice option for those wanting a full kitchen or perhaps a garden. Apartments in Salgados equipped with air conditioning, wireless internet, and satellite television can be found with HomeAway.
Salgados' close proximity to Albufeira is one of its greatest appeals. Albufeira has historic buildings, beaches, shopping, and night life as well as some very nice HomeAway rentals. HomeAway also has comfortable and affordable accommodations in other parts of the region, including holiday homes in Vilamoura, giving travellers the chance to feel at home no matter where their holiday takes them.
Salgados Lagoon has a reputation as one of Portugal's most beautiful nature reserves. It is part of the Pera Marsh, a landscape that makes it a popular nesting ground for birds. Over 150 different kinds of bird have been spotted here, including flamingos, stilts, and rare breeds of duck.
Salgados beach is different from others nearby due to the fact that it isn't surrounded by cliffs or rock formations. Instead, miles of uninterrupted golden sand dotted with sand dunes await those who visit. The water is clear and the sand is fine and clean.
The golf course is very close to the marshlands and was designed by renowned Portuguese architects Pedro de Vasconcelos and Robert Muir Graves. The Salgados course is known for its numerous water hazards. The course is well maintained and a few of the holes have great views.
Albufeira is one of Portugal's most visited towns. The old town is charming with its clock tower and whitewashed buildings and the "strip" is the place to be for dancing, drinking, and dining. Albufeira also has a number of great beaches. Salgados is only about seven miles away, making Albufeira a conveniently quick and fun day trip.
Zoomarine is one of the Algarve region's most visited attractions. This marine life theme park near Guia is open year-round and has a ton of different daily shows ranging from dolphin displays to demonstrations with birds of prey. The park is outfitted with swimming pools, some amusement park rides, and snack bars.
Guia Old Tower:
The Torre Velha or "old tower" in Guia was constructed in the late 16th century as a defence fortress after a devastating attack in 1548. The is one of the few that wasn’t totally demolished by earthquake of 1755.
The warm, sunny weather in Salgados makes it a suitable year-round holiday destination. Summers are full of sunshine and tend to get hot; average temperatures check in around 30°C in July and August. Fall and spring are pleasantly warm with temperatures averaging 24°C in September and October and 20-22°C in May. Winters are also sunny, though December and February see a bit of rain. Temperatures stay in the mid- to high-teens.
Salgados is located 28 miles from Faro Airport (FAO) and from there it is best to reach this municipality via car. There are numerous car hire agencies and shuttle bus services at the airport, though it is advantageous to book ahead of time to lock in a better rate. Taxis are plentiful.