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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Vale de Lama, Portugal your home away from home

The village of Vale de Lama lies on a hillside overlooking the sea between Lagos and Alvor in the Algarve, Portugal. Although the village is slightly set back from the coast, it is only a 1km walk from a villa in Vale de Lama before you find yourself on one of the Algarve’s finest little beaches, Meia Praia.

Things to do in Vale de Lama, Portugal

Vale de Lama is a fantastic spot to take a holiday rental property in the Algarve if you are looking to avoid the crowds. The village is perfectly peaceful, yet within a kilometre of the famous coastline. The beaches of Meia Praia is just a short walk away, offering visitors a beautifully sheltered beach from which to swim and sunbathe during the endless Algarve summer. If you would like to enjoy a little sport whilst on the beach, there is plenty of windsurfing, kite surfing and sailing to be had, as the reliable winds out in the Bay of Lagos attract visitors from across Europe to enjoy windsurfing in idyllic surroundings. Scuba diving, deep sea fishing and sightseeing cruises are also available from Lagos.

Golf is another popular activity in and around Vale de Lama. The Palmeras Golf Course is the most spectacular in the area, offering a sublime 18 holes of golf, catering for both the expert and the beginner, as long as you can produce a handicap certificate.

Vale de Lama lies on the most celebrated coastal walk in the Algarve. Running between Alvor and Lagos, this part of the Algarve coastal path is one of the most spectacular, and there are many excellent walks throughout the area, and mountain biking in the area is excellent. Mountain bike rental and information on walking routes are readily available in the area, as well as information on the many wildlife and bird species that call the area home.

Places to visit on holiday to Vale de Lama, Portugal

Lagos is a fantastic town to visit from Vale de Lama accommodation. Located just a few kilometres down the coast, Lagos offers visitors the chance to try almost any water sport, play golf or simply relax on the beach. Within the town, away from the beach, are a huge number of attractions too, from the popular commercial centres to the restaurants that pump mouth watering aromas into the air, and from the beautiful façade of the Franciscan Monastery to the open countryside found to the north of the town.

Weather in Vale de Lama, Portugal

The Algarve has a fantastic climate all year round. The summers are wonderfully warm, lasting from May until late September, when daily peak temperatures reach well into the mid 30’s (˚C). During July and August, it is not uncommon to experience temperatures of almost 40˚C, during which time the beaches become an undeniable asset! During the winter months, a villa rental in Vale de Lama is still a perfect getaway, with golf courses open all year round.

Travel to Vale de Lama, Portugal

Faro’s International Airport (FAO) is located 50km east of a holiday rental property in Vale de Lama. Every day, flights of all sorts arrive into Faro from airports across the UK, from Exeter (EXT) to Edinburgh (EDI), and there are a great range of transfer options from the airport to the region, including hire car facilities.

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                      Recent Reviews

                      Beautiful Villa....

                      4 of 5
                      What a beautiful Villa, The pictures don't really do it justice, Owners extremely helpful prior to visit and contact in Portugal extremely helpful during stay. 2 adults and 3 children stayed on this visit and we enjoyed our stay very much, car hire is absolutely ESSENTIAL, there are no shops or restaurant's near by, taxis are not available immediately and we found we had to book the taxi the day before for a specific time if we needed 1. Overall a beautiful villa, in a beautiful location, all amenities in the villa you could need, extremely clean. We would recommend this villa only if you are prepared to travel to shops restaurants and for days out.
                      • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                      Excellent villa with large pool. Well equipped.

                      5 of 5
                      We loved this villa. Spacious inside and outside. Lovely pool which had the sun on it all day. Well equipped kitchen with two fridges. Plenty of towels provided and English people looking after it, cleaning and maintenance, happy to deal with any problems. The location is completely on its own so very private but is two minutes drive from a small town with basic shops and 10 minutes drive from Lagos with plentiful supermarkets and facilities. We particularly enjoyed the kayaking trip at Lagos. A lovely villa for a relaxing holiday. We were two families and it suited us perfectly.
                      • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2015

                      What a great place !

                      5 of 5
                      We visited Quinta Bavaria over 12 years ago and decided to go back for a week in Aug 2014. We flew into Faro Airport and picked up a hire car through Goldcar (wish I hadn't and should have booked early through Sue's recommendations). Located in a quiet but easily accessible area the villa complex is idea for families - we were 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Cacto Villa was very well equipped, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The pool is great aswell as the grounds. Lagos is nearby with supermarkets and restaurants. During our stay we explored the Western Algarve, did a dolphin watching boat trip and a kayaking trip. They were with a local company arranged through Colin and Sue and well worth it. We ate out most nights in and around Lagos and the prices were very reasonable. Overall, our week in Portugal was fantastic - endless blue skies, great hosts and very easy to navigate around. Thank you Colin, Sue and Ben !!
                      • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2014
                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2014