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A holiday rental in Vale de Parra: a true home away from home.

When it comes to seeking a relaxing beach holiday in a laid-back area, an apartment in Vale de Parra is well worth considering. Vale de Parra boasts an idyllic location near many of the Algarve’s best beaches. It's also only a short distance from one of the hottest towns on the coast, Albufeira. Located just four miles from Vale de Parra, Albufeira has restaurants, historical sites and a busy nightlife scene. Whether it be a villa in Vale de Parra to accommodate a group of eight or a cosy seaside holiday apartment for two in Vale de Parra, HomeAway has got it. Many accommodations in Vale Parra are equipped with modern kitchens, internet access and satellite television.

HomeAway also has many comfortable accommodations in nearby Albufeira, both near the Old Town as well as near the bustling strip. About a half hour to the east there are spacious rentals in the fashionable town of Vilamoura and in the west there are holiday rentals in Carvoeiro.

Things to do

Praia de Sao Rafael:

This small and beautiful beach is known for soft, golden sand and crystal clear waters. Formations in the limestone cliffs make for an enchanting backdrop. The beach is wheelchair accessible and is only three miles from Vale de Parra.

Praia da Gale Oeste:

This beach is found in the nearby town of Gale, approximately two miles from Vale de Parra. A long stretch of golden sand dunes and clean waters characterise Praia da Gale Oesta. It's a great place for water sports, and has a beach bar that offers a variety of food and drinks.

Albufeira:

Albufeira is one of Portugal's most popular tourist towns. The iconic clock tower and whitewashed buildings define the Old Town, and the famous strip is a hot spot for dining, dancing and drinking. Albufeira also has a number of fine beaches.

Guia Old Tower:

The Torre Velha in nearby Guia was constructed in the late 16th century and used as a defence fortress for the coast of Albufeira. The tower managed to withstand the earthquake of 1755, enabling visitors today to see this glorious structure in its original state.

Aqualand:

This family fun centre is located about five miles from Vale de Parra and features loads of slides and pools for children of all ages. Sun beds are numerous, and there are plenty of stands selling food and drink. Up-to-date opening times are available online.

Algarve Shopping Centre:

The Algarve Shopping centre can be found about four miles from Vale de Parra. It has over 100 stores plus a cinema with original language films, a bowling alley and an extensive food court.

Weather in Vale de Parra

The warm, sunny weather in Vale de Parra makes it a year-round holiday destination, though summer is by far the most popular season with tourists. Average summer temperatures range from 28-30°C in July and August with almost constant sunshine during the day. Rain is rare, even in the "rainy" months of December and February. Winter temperatures tend to stay around the mid-teens. The fall and spring seasons are warm; temperatures average about 24°C.

Travel to Vale de Parra

Vale de Parra is located about 28 miles from Faro International Airport (FAO), which can claim service to and from most major UK and European cities. The most convenient and quickest way to reach Vale de Parra from the airport is to hire a car or take a taxi. The drive is a straight shot along the A22 or N125 and only takes 30 to 45 minutes.

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                                                                                                      Vale de Parra Villas & Apartments (231)

                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                      Gorgeous villa in a beautiful location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      After reading the negative reviews about this villa, we were concerned about our week in Portugal given how much we had spent booking our holiday. We arrived home last night and felt that this villa needed an honest rather than a page criticising one aspect of it! The most outstanding feature of Villa Julia is the stunning cleanliness of the whole place - you could literally eat off the floor it is so clean. Every surface, floor, cup, plate, knife, fork, bed sheet, pillow was absolutely spotless. Beautifully laid out with a roomy lounge area - two large comfortable sofas, a television and DVD player. The air conditioning in this area works PERFECTLY. The bedding in the bedrooms is bright, cheerful and beautifully clean. Our only criticism is that bar the pink room, the mattresses are unbearably hard. However, this is down to personal taste. The air conditioning unit in the blue room is also very noisy during the night. Bathrooms are equipped with a great shower and plenty of hot water. The spacious kitchen is spotless with plenty of cutlery and crockery at all times. What can we say about the pool area but WOW!!!!!!!! This is THE highlight of the villa and would sell it to us every time. The pool is just stunning - large, spotlessly clean with a fantastic surrounding area full of clean sunbeds and umbrellas.We loved the pool SO much we spent the whole week lounging around it. With regard to the point in the review calling the pool a 'death trap' - we could see how the pool area would be challenging for small children as it has steps, railings, kerbs etc but this arguably would be the same in a hotel. Care has to be taken walking down steps/around pools/ on marble surfaces as they are hard and slippery but that is something we are all aware of when we have children and supervising your children on holiday is part and parcel. Guia is gorgeous and offers everything you need at all hours. You do need a car to travel around as it is just too far to walk. There are pubs, bars, restaurants, snack bars and supermarkets. Carmo, the agent, is THE most wonderful lady and could not do enough to help us. She is just fantastic and helped us to find the villa very late at night when we were tired. With regard to the villa being 'dated' it simply has dark wooden furniture and doors. Does this spoil your holiday in a spotless, beautiful villa? I would sat not. We will definitely be returning.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent location, very comfortable

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Well equipped villa, had everything we needed. During a 10 day stay, villa was cleaned twice and bed linen and towels changed once. Bedrooms and bathrooms in need of modernising/maintenance. Holiday representative very helpful and responsive. Pool was beautiful, plenty of areas to relax and enjoy family time. Villa is close to cafes, supermarket, bars and restaurants. Short drive to water parks, theme parks, and Albuferia. Would definitely recommend!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017