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Finding a holiday apartment in the Loule region is simple with HomeAway.

The region of Loule, Portugal is known for its old world charm married with booming commercial growth. The city of Loule is located about 4.5 miles from the coast and ten miles from the region's capital. Loule has collected elements of the many cultures that have influenced it since its founding in the 12th century. Today, Loule is one of Algarve's busiest regions thanks to its beauty and strategic coastal location. HomeAway is the first step to finding the perfect villa in the Loule region.

Rental apartments in the Loule region are plentiful and there is certainly something for every kind of traveller: from those travelling solo and looking for a great view, to those with a large family and pets. For those looking for something bigger, there are also nice holiday apartments in Loule region, with pools, gardens, panoramic views all just a click away. Many people who visit this part of Portugal like to explore the other nearby regions. HomeAway also offers holiday rentals in the Faro region, and those who want to spend time on the beach can choose cosy accommodations in Carvoeiro.

Things to do

Loule old town:

Loule is a beautiful 13th-century town. The historic town centre is charming. Cobblestone streets wind and lead visitors to a bounty of shops selling local wares and restaurants serving traditional food and drink. The views from the old castle walls are lovely.

Handicrafts and local markets:

Local traditional handicrafts from the Loule region are a unique souvenir. Earthenware pots in bright colours, wooden toys, intricate lace, and colourful blankets are just a few examples. Each Saturday, Loule's cobblestone streets turn into a local craft market where locals sell their wares from morning to midnight. This definitely a unique experience!

Loule's food market:

The food market in Loule is one of the region's most popular destinations. Vibrant stalls overflow with fresh fruits and vegetables, local cheese, wine, sweets, and the freshest fish money can buy. This is a great place to mix with locals and get a true feeling for what life is like in the region.

The Fonte da Benémola:

Located in Querença and Tôr, this nature reserve is home to endangered and protected animal and plant species. The Fonte da Benémola is spread out over 390 hectares. Special footpaths have been established to guide visitors through this beautiful area.

Castle of Loule:

The site where the Castle of Loule now stands was believed to have been first occupied by the Romans before being transformed into a military defence station. Today visitors can view three grey stone towers that offer a terrific view of Loule from above.

Igreja Matriz de São Lourenço:

This church was built at the beginning of the 18th century and is one of Algarve's most famous. Blue and white glazed tiles cover the interior of the church and the interior is characterised by intricate woodwork. It was one of the few buildings to survive the earthquake of 1755.

Weather in the Loule region

The Loule region enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Sun is prevalent all year long and the summer months are characterised by temperatures averaging 28ºC, perhaps a bit higher in late July or early August. Winters are mild with temperatures rarely dropping below 10ºC with the most rain falling in March. Spring and fall are warm and mild, making it a nice time for sightseeing.

Travel to the Loule region

Faro Airport (FAO) is the closest airport to the Loule region, a mere ten miles away. Most major European cities fly directly to Faro. Buses and trains run directly to the centre of Loule and the trip only takes about 15-20 minutes. Car hire is another easy option for reaching other towns in the municipality; there are plenty of agencies at Faro airport.

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                                                                                                  We stayed at Genie place for a family reunion...

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We stayed at Genie place for a family reunion. The house was well-maintained and we had plenty of room for our 12 guests. Short 10 minutes' drive to the beach and walking distance to several restaurants, this is a great location for vacationing with family and friends.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                  Hidden Gem!

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Delightful little cottage, very comfortable and very well equipped for two. everything we needed This property is close the family house though hidden away and set in a charming garden. Sadly not the right time of year to use the pool, but lovely walks. We had a very warm welcome from our hosts Jane and Graham who made our stay so enjoyable. Really recommend.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                  Exceptional , Wonderful. Go!

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  This house exceeded our high expectations. Set in a highly exclusive and very beautiful road right opposite a top class golf course. We loved the championship quality pool table. Best I have ever played on. We swam in the lovely pool every morning and evening, and found it easy to roll the cover back over the pool every evening so the heating could work to maximum effect. Comfortable swimming temperature in February. The fish and vegetable market in the old part of Quarteira was a real find for us. The owner George handled our booking of the villa perfectly. We arrived to find the villa immaculately clean with a bottle of wine left out on the table. The pool and garden maintenance people came twice in out week and kept everything up to the highest standards without ever interfering with our privacy and sense of ownership of the house and grounds. We emailed George a few days before arrival and asked if he knew of how to hire bikes. He found the right company for us. They delivered top class bike to the villa at a very good price. My son and I had brand new suspension mountain bikes and enjoyed great riding along the coast and up on to some challenging off road tracks in the hills north of the villa. We were spoilt for choice with great golf courses, from the world class ones that adjoin the villa to smaller 9 hole courses like Balaia where they welcomed our 9 year old and supplied clubs and shoes for us all. By turning right out of out front drive we were able to walk to the local bakery in 5 minutes and also reach Brown's Sports Club in the same time to play tennis or squash or enjoy good coffee in the morning or drinks and home made hamburgers in the evening. If you can't find the bakery,,,,ask for directions in Browns. Its tucked just down the lane by the orange groves and does great morning pastries. The marina is surrounded by great bars and restaurants. The cinema surround sound in the villa is great so take some DVDs. Thank you for an exceptional holiday!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017