Destination guide

Soft sands and gentle waves beckon from villas at Galé

Galé is the premier location for travellers looking to have a beach-centred holiday experience in Albufeira villas. Praia da Galé is the most prominent beach in the area, and its soft sands and gentle waves make for a fun experience for the whole family. The beach is also complemented by shops and restaurants all around, including one restaurant that won a Michelin star. Villas in this area are surprisingly affordable, but there are also more luxurious options available if you want the best of the best when it comes to amenities.

How to get around

Travel to and around your Galé holiday rental

There are several options for travel around your Galé holiday rental. The Guia region is only about 4 miles away from the city of Albufeira, and there are five bus routes that run to the region, making for easy transport to and from the big city. The closest airport to the area is Faro Airport, with Lisbon the next closest. Taxi service is available but limited, and there is no railway station. Hiking and biking in the area are good ways to see the sights, and a car hire will give you the option to drive around as you like.

Restaurants and bars

Enjoy a culinary adventure near Galé villa rentals

To enjoy a culinary adventure near villa rentals in Galé, you’ll want to first explore local restaurants. Here you’ll find a number of fun eateries that range from affordable and family friendly to expensive and upscale. Vegan options are available, as are poolside and oceanfront bars and pubs, and much of the food you’ll experience will be fusion cuisine based on seafood with Mediterranean influences. Many restaurants here use garlic, parsley, bay leaf and similar herbs in their seasonings. Ethnic cuisine such as Indian and Chinese food is also available for those wanting a different option.

Essential info

What to know about holiday lettings in Galé

Galé is a neighbourhood named for its adjoining beach in the civil parish of Guia. It’s located in the municipality of Albufeira. It has a full-time population of fewer than 5,000 people, but travellers increase the number during the high season from June through August. Residents speak Portuguese as their dominant language, but many homes are multilingual, and most establishments geared towards travellers will speak English. Not far from the neighbourhood is a major shopping centre with a nine-screen cinema. Many areas are geared towards visitors, making it a safe place for holiday lettings.

Family friendly

Child-friendly family activities near Galé holiday homes

If you’re taking a holiday with the kids, there are many places near holiday homes where they can explore and run. Praia Sao Rafael is a golden sand beach with turquoise waters where at high tide you can swim in a natural cave. Praia de Benagil is another beach that offers an open cave for the kids to explore. Praia da Coelha has a calm surf and deep blue waters with rock formations, soft sand and a beachfront bar and cafe. Zoomarine Algarve is a theme park where you can see dolphin and pirate shows or play in a water park.

How many holiday rentals are available around Galé?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,455 holiday lettings around Galé. From 460 villas to 772 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Galé?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Galé:

  • Old Town: 1,312 holiday homes
  • Benagil: 690 holiday homes
  • Santa Eulália: 1,357 holiday homes
  • Alpouvar: 127 holiday homes
  • Alporchinhos: 499 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Galé? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Galé. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Albufeira Old Town Square: 10,213 holiday lettings
  • Vilamoura Marina: 3,109 holiday lettings
  • Albufeira Marina: 10,202 holiday lettings
  • Vila Sol Golf: 8,550 holiday lettings
  • Balaia Golf Village: 9,742 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Galé listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Galé?

Yes, of course. offers 460 Villas in Galé. Our other popular types of Galé holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 772 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 172 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 3 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Galé?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,108 holiday homes with pool available in Galé. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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