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A holiday rental in Balaia provides comfort away from home.

The small town of Balaia is nestled on Portugal's Algarve coast. A landscape of traditional whitewashed houses with terracotta roofs surrounded by pine and almond trees await visitors. There are two first-rate beaches, as well as a number of bars and restaurants. Golfers can delight in the beautiful courses in town as well as those nearby. The town's proximity to the tourist centre of Albufeira means guests are never far from the action. A holiday in Balaia is the right choice for those looking for the chance to unwind and relax, and HomeAway is the place to find a apartment in Balaia.

Whether it be a family of four in need of an apartment with a pool and air conditioning, or a couple searching for an off-the-beaten path apartment with a seaside balcony for romantic evenings, HomeAway has got it covered. Rental villas in Balaia are also an option. Many of these rental facilities come equipped with internet and satellite TV and put guests as close – or as far – from the town centre as desired.

HomeAway also offers other holiday rentals in the Albufeira region.

Things to do

Golf:

The Algarve region is known for its golf courses, and Balaia has its own 9-hole course. It is located directly on the cliffs, providing players with some nice views. A driving range and putting green as well as a Gold Academy are also on site.

Praia da Maria Luisa:

This sandy beach is one of the two located in Balaia. It is quiet and secluded, though the beach bar located here is popular with tourists and locals alike. The surrounding cliffs provide a beautiful backdrop.

Misericórdia Chapel:

This chapel was constructed atop a former Arab mosque in the 15th century. The devastating earthquake in 1755 all but demolished the original structure and what visitors see today is a the reconstruction of the body and main doorway in the Gothic style.

Castle Walls:

Visitors to Balaia can see the remains of the original castle walls. The 1755 earthquake destroyed most of it, but the ruins of one of the towers can be found at the Rua Joaquim Pedro Samora. It served as the northern entrance to the city.

Xorino Cave:

This interesting natural formation is located on the beach, within the cliffs near Albufeira. It served as a hiding place for the fugitive Moors during the Christian Reconquest in the 13th century. Guided tours are available during high season.

Albufeira Strip:

The famous Avenida Dr. Fancisco Sa Carneiro, or 'strip' in Albufeira is the place to go for a night out on the town. It is located about two miles from Balaia. Many of the bars and clubs located here are open 24 hours a day, and there are numerous restaurants to choose from.

Weather in Balaia

Balaia, like the rest of the Algarve coast, enjoys sunshine and warm temperatures all year long. Balaia, though, has a relatively low summer temperature in comparison to other towns in the region; July is the warmest month in Balaia with an average temperature of 24°C. Sunshine is bountiful; some days in July are graced with 14 uninterrupted hours of sunshine. January is the coolest month with temperatures averaging 12°C, and December is the wettest.

Travel to Balaia

Faro Airport (FAO) is located approximately 25 miles from Balaia. At the airport, there are many options for car hire and taxis are plentiful. It is advisable to book a ride in advance for a better rate. The drive takes about 40 minutes along the A22 or N125. Visitors can also take a bus or train from Faro city centre to Albufeira and grab a taxi to Balaia from there. Timetables are available online.

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                                                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                                                              An excellent 5 star villa!!!

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              We are just back from a fantastic week at 'Villa Frog' which was beyond all expectations. When the six of us first arrived it was evident how well the grounds and villa were both looked after. The garden was immaculate with a couple of sets of patio tables, chairs, numerous sun loungers, BBQ and swinging hammock. The villa itself was brilliant with all your needs and more. We spent more time at the villa over the beach than i first anticipated due to the jewel in it's crown - the swimming pool and Tiki Bar. The bar has a large fridge/freezer for drinks and snacks as well as having a toilet/shower room on the opposite end of the pool so many a happy hour was spent in the back garden. It is only a 10-15 minute walk to the new town and there is a small shop and restaurant on site in the complex which is about 200 yards from the back gate of Villa Frog. The old town can be reached in about 5-10 mins in a taxi (which are very cheap). Look no further than this Villa if you are staying in Albufeira!
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                              very quiet and good equipped appartment, good situated for golf lovers

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              The appartment is really full equipped with 3 really large bedrooms; only the foot of the umbrella is a survivor of the last world war (will be replaced). Air conditionned very efficient (a unit in each bedroom and the living room) Very clean (there is a deal with the maid service of the residence for the cleaning before arrival) Situation: near the clubhouse an the nearest pool is +/-100m distant The residence is very large (7 pools) and the reception , market and restaurant are rather far from the appartment (500m) A car is not absolutely necessary but I recommend it to enjoy good restaurants in the area (O Duarte in Olhos d'Agua , the tres palmeiras in Vale Faro for examples) or to go to the beach (You can park the car near Santa Eulalia beach or Olhos d'agua beach. Also to go the the supermarket of Olho d'Agua (+/- 1 km) witch is of course cheaper than the market of the residence Some interesting excursions: sand sculpture festival (fiesa) zoomarine (guia -for children)
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                              Perfect!

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                                                                                              Had an amazing stay, good location cheap taxi ride to the strip nightlife or old town. Villamoura only 25mins away 16euros in a taxi which was lovely! Would definitely stay again :)
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2016