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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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                                                              Fantastic Villa

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                                                              We were a mixed age family with an age range from 21 months to 68 years old and everybody was very impressed with the villa. It was very well equipped and the pool and Jacuzzi were well used.by the younger members of the family, in fact my nephews were in the pool before Belita had finished showing us around. Easy to get to Albufeira just a short car drive away and just a short walk to the supermarket. Would love to come back again and could not fault the service we received. No hesitation in recommending this villa to friends and family.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Mar 2016

                                                              Absolute recommendation, don't hesitate, just book

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                                                              We were at Villa Frog during the christmas holidays and it was great. The house is nice and cosy. The garden is very big and around the house there is always a nice place to sit, because there are multiple corners, so if you want shadow or sun, you can always find a nice place. Our son, who is 1 year old, had the time of his life playing in the garden. We enjoyed making diner at the bbq and at night we loved sitting in front of the fireplace. We had a little problem with the kitchen lights, so we called Christine and the next morning someone came by to fix the problem. Christine was very helpfull and such a nice person. Our contact with Jane by email before our arrival was also great and she gave us all the information we needed for our stay. If we ever go back to Portugal we would definitely want to stay at Villa Frog again, and we recommend it to everyone!
                                                              • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Dec 2015

                                                              A very Nice place to be

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                                                              We spend a week af Paraiso da Balaia with pur family in that lovely, very Well equipes apartment with a great view at the sea. The apartment felt like home.. We enjoyed the St Eulalis beach close by and the pool onsterfelijk very kuch. It was very relaxing, having à drink or snack at the restaurant bear the pool. Thuis is what à holiday is about! We Otten went to Albufeira or Olhos de Agua, a nice little village with cosy restaurant. If you want a relaxing holiday, this is the right place. We were also happy with Algarve Getaways. Is was easy to book with them and we had notting to worry about. Next year we will come back, but certainly for a longer time!
                                                              • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2015
                                                              • Date of Stay: Sep 2015