Where to stay around Vale do Garrão?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 466 holiday lettings near Vale do Garrão. From 331 villas to 91 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Vale do Garrão is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Vale do Garrão?

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 Vale do Garrão:

  • Quinta do Lago: 359 holiday homes
  • Galé: 640 holiday homes
  • Centro Antigo: 544 holiday homes
  • Oura: 470 holiday homes
  • Santa Eulália: 621 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 Vale do Garrão?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Vale do Garrão. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Albufeira Old Town Square: 8,772 holiday lettings
  • Vilamoura Marina: 7,686 holiday lettings
  • Vila Sol Golf: 7,353 holiday lettings
  • Vilamoura Beach: 7,522 holiday lettings
  • Albufeira Marina: 8,767 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Vale do Garrão listed on HomeAway 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 Vale do Garrão?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 331 villas in Vale do Garrão. Our other popular types of Vale do Garrão holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 91 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 38 self catering accommodations
  • Chateaus: 2 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Vale do Garrão?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 381 holiday homes with pool available in Vale do Garrão. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    The holiday of a lifetime awaits in Vale do Garrao.

    The village of Vale do Garrao is set amongst the pine forests of the Algarve. This quaint spot is centrally located between chic Dunas Douradas and the sophisticated resort towns of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. Golfers can rejoice in the sheer number of top-notch courses available, while Vale do Garrao's proximity to the sandy beaches of the Algarve make it a supreme holiday destination. HomeAway has a number of villas and houses in Vale do Garrao.Whether it be a Vale do Garrao villa near the golf course with an exquisite ocean view or a holiday house in Vale do Garrao equipped with a modern kitchen, barbeque and internet, HomeAway has the right holiday rental in Vale do Garrao.

    Alternatively, nearby Vilamoura has several options for those wishing to be nearer this chic town. The busy tourist town of Albufeira is found 17 miles up the coast from Vale do Garrao, and HomeAway has plenty of holiday accommodations there to suit travellers' needs. Nearby Quinta do Lago, four miles from Vale do Garrao, is another option.

    Things to do

    Vale do Garrao Beach:

    This friendly beach, also called Julia’s Beach in honour of the woman who opened the first beach bar here, is characterised by golden sand and impressive dunes. Sun loungers, water sports and of course a beach bar or two entice visitors.


    The Algarve is famous for its fantastic courses. A stay in Vale do Garrao puts visitors near the Vale do Lobo courses as well as the Vila Sol, Old Course, Laguna, Pinhal and Millennium courses to name a few.

    Ria Formosa:

    This nature reserve starts close to nearby Quinta do Lago and stretches for almost 40 miles. The landscape here is varied, from woodland to lagoons and from dunes to marshlands. Walking trails make Ria Formosa navigable, especially the easy one-mile Quinta de Lago stretch.


    The historic town of Loule is 20 minutes away. The intact Church of Nossa Senhora da Piedade is in stark contrast to the remnants of Loule's 13th century castle walls. At the market hall, visitors can shop for local produce, meats, and fish. Saturdays are always busy when the local gypsy market sets up downtown.


    The Algarve’s capital city is only a half-hour drive away. The old walled city centre houses a medieval cathedral as well as the 17th century home of the bishop of Faro.

    Olhos d’Agua:

    This charming fishing town is found on the coast near Vilamoura. Sandstone cliffs form the backdrop to a well-kept beach. The town’s main street is directly connected to the beach so visitors can easily head into town for a drink or bite to eat.

    Weather in Vale do Garrao

    The Algarve records over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. Summer days are long and sunny with virtually no rain. July and August see average temperatures of 30°C. Those wishing to avoid the crowds ought to visit in spring and fall when the thermometer lingers around 25°C and the weather is warm enough for swimming. Winters are pleasant; highs around 16-18°C are common and though rain does fall, it is minimal.

    Travel to Vale do Garrao

    For those booking a holiday in Vale do Garrao, it is advisable to fly into Faro Airport (FAO); most major airports have service to and from here. Vale do Garrao is located a mere 12 miles from Faro. As there is no bus to Vale do Garrao, car hire or taxi service is required. There are plenty of agencies at the airport, though booking in advance assures the best price. The drive only takes 20 minutes.

    Activities and attractions in Vale do Garrao

    Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the city? You'll be sure to enjoy Vale do Garrao for its swimming and golfing. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Vale do Garrao a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Zoomarine (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)
    • Royal Golf Course Vale do Lobo (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
    • Ocean Golf Course Vale do Lobo (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
    • Pinheiros Altos Golf Course (2 mi / 3.2 km)
    • San Lorenzo Golf Club (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
    • Karting Almancil (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)

    Seasonal weather in Vale do Garrao

    If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Vale do Garrao

    Travellers love Vale do Garrao for its beautiful ocean views and beautiful gardens. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Vale do Garrao is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Falesia Beach (6.2 mi / 10 km)
    • Garrao Beach (0.6 mi / 1 km)
    • Vale do Lobo Beach (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
    • Quinta do Lago Beach (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
    • Trafal Beach (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
    • Quarteira Beach (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)