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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (11 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Villa #1627317
    11
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      • 4 BR
      • 4 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 10
      Villa #1001694
      6
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        Excellent! 4.3/5
        (12 reviews)
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        • 5 BR
        • 4 BA
        • Sleeps 15
        Villa #8116300
        12
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          Exceptional! 5/5
          (5 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Condo #6476168
          5
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            Excellent! 4.3/5
            (8 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Apartment #1687471
            8
            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.3/5
              (14 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 9
              House #6224920
              14
              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 7
                Villa #8036477
                3
                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Villa #1838218
                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 6 BR
                    • 4 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 16
                    Villa #2554268
                    2
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Separate Toilets
                      • Sleeps 8
                      Villa #1745444
                      3
                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Apartment #8144433
                        3
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Villa #6818678
                          1
                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (8 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Apartment #8146178
                            8
                            Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 3 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Sleeps 7
                              Villa #1838277
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #6486551
                                2
                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  House #8165359
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (7 reviews)
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    House #1677782
                                    7
                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (12 reviews)
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 4 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Villa #6470868
                                      12
                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                        (9 reviews)
                                        View details for price
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Apartment #6402
                                        9
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (23 reviews)
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 7
                                          Villa #487441
                                          23
                                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 7
                                            Apartment #1938041
                                            1
                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Villa #6725688
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                                                • 5 BR
                                                • 5 BA
                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                Villa #6728468
                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                  • 6 BR
                                                  • 5 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 16
                                                  Villa #1477325
                                                  11
                                                  Viewed 182 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • Studio
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Villa #1483869a
                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Apartment #443171
                                                      2
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        House #1745955
                                                        3
                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          Villa #1772444
                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                            Apartment #6900835
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                                                              • 5 BR
                                                              • 5 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 12
                                                              Villa #6900451
                                                              2
                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (31 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                House #6248335
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                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Apartment #2536286
                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Apartment #8036302
                                                                    7
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Apartment #1107960
                                                                      3
                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Villa #8028028
                                                                        1
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          House #8034039
                                                                          8
                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                            Villa #8114785
                                                                            1
                                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                              (12 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              House #6695917
                                                                              12
                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                Apartment #1685725
                                                                                2
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                  Villa #8098928
                                                                                  1
                                                                                  Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Villa #3925392
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                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 11
                                                                                      Villa #1881482
                                                                                      2
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Apartment #6628916
                                                                                        3
                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Villa #1876394
                                                                                          1
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Apartment #1933707
                                                                                            1
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Apartment #6066369
                                                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                Condo #6811181
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  Villa #1129399
                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Villa #1729419
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      House #6097548
                                                                                                      2
                                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A lovely spacious villa

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a lovely family holiday in Villa Frog which was as good as the description on the web site. The gardens were well kept and the pool area large and well maintained. The local pool bar was good for a drink or snack although we didn't have an evening meal there. The best eating area was Albufeira - a short taxi journey, although I believe there is a shuttle from reception in high season. The local shop was well stocked and the staff very friendly. It was great having a game of tennis at the court next to the villa - hireable by the hour. The nearest beach was a short drive or 20mins walk - it was clean and relatively large, with water sport activities available. Would definitely recommend Villa to friends and hope to come back to the villa.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      É para repetir

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Gostei muito da localização, muito sossegado e estava tudo ok
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017