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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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                                                                                                Perfect getaway

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                                                                                                Just returned from an idyllic week away. Villa Frog surpassed our expectations. From the first time I made contact with the owners, we have received friendly helpful information. Plenty of space indoors although we barely spent any time inside. What we fell in love with was the beautiful garden, the pool, the pool bar and all the different areas to sit and while away the relaxing time. The lawn fascinated me, it was really unusual and always looked immaculate. The gardens were beautifully tended. The kitchen was very well equipped and had everything to make it home from home. Thank you Jane for allowing us to stay in the stunning Villa Frog.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                Brilliant Experience

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                Stayed here as a large family group in September for my sons' Wedding in Albuferia. There where 9 adults and 2 children in our party, ages ranging from 1 years old to 85 years old, and this Villa catered for all our needs. The villa is furnished to a very high standard, all bedrooms comfortable and well air conditioned and the kitchen included all amenities and equipment which made it very easy to cater for a large group. The living room is well equipped and the Wi-Fi was an added bonus, which made it easy for us to stay in contact with other family members within Albuferia. The cleaners who met us at the property when we arrived were very nice and arranged a day and time to come back during the week. We especially enjoyed the pool area of the villa which was completely fenced in and made it a lot safer for the children within our party. There were even swimming aids available which made our stay even more enjoyable. The pool was also cleaned during our stay. The villa is situated in a nice complex which is services by a mini supermarket, a bar and restaurant and a play park, we made use of all of these facilities and could not recommend the area highly enough. The workers in the shop also telephoned taxis for us on occasion and the area is well serviced by the local taxi service and the taxi drivers within the old and new town have very good knowledge of the area. The Owners, Fernando and Madalena, were very approachable, easily contactable and speak excellent English. Unfortunately, we were unable to meet the owners during our visit but they made sure our visit was as seamless and enjoyable as possible. I would thoroughly recommend this villa to anyone who is considering booking a in this area, as it was our first time doing so and we would definitely like to return in the future. Thanks for a great holiday and experience, Paul
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                Lovely villa!

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                We stayed at this villa in July 2016. We are a family of two adults and two children aged 10 and 8. Evelyn the owner was very helpful with booking and answered any questions I had prior to arrival. We had a taxi waiting for us at the airport when we arrived which Evelyn organised for us with Jose. The villa was great on arrival. Spotlessly clean and everything you could need! The pool was great and never too busy! We found that the twins of Albufeira and Olhos de Agua were too far for the children to walk but Jose was always available to taxi us each way! We all throughly enjoyed our stay at this villa and would definitely return.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016