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The holiday of a lifetime awaits in Vale do Garrao.

The village of Vale do Garrao is set amongst the pine forests of the Algarve. This quaint spot is centrally located between chic Dunas Douradas and the sophisticated resort towns of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. Golfers can rejoice in the sheer number of top-notch courses available, while Vale do Garrao's proximity to the sandy beaches of the Algarve make it a supreme holiday destination. HomeAway has a number of villas and houses in Vale do Garrao.Whether it be a Vale do Garrao villa near the golf course with an exquisite ocean view or a holiday house in Vale do Garrao equipped with a modern kitchen, barbeque and internet, HomeAway has the right holiday rental in Vale do Garrao.

Alternatively, nearby Vilamoura has several options for those wishing to be nearer this chic town. The busy tourist town of Albufeira is found 17 miles up the coast from Vale do Garrao, and HomeAway has plenty of holiday accommodations there to suit travellers' needs. Nearby Quinta do Lago, four miles from Vale do Garrao, is another option.

Things to do

Vale do Garrao Beach:

This friendly beach, also called Julia’s Beach in honour of the woman who opened the first beach bar here, is characterised by golden sand and impressive dunes. Sun loungers, water sports and of course a beach bar or two entice visitors.

Golf:

The Algarve is famous for its fantastic courses. A stay in Vale do Garrao puts visitors near the Vale do Lobo courses as well as the Vila Sol, Old Course, Laguna, Pinhal and Millennium courses to name a few.

Ria Formosa:

This nature reserve starts close to nearby Quinta do Lago and stretches for almost 40 miles. The landscape here is varied, from woodland to lagoons and from dunes to marshlands. Walking trails make Ria Formosa navigable, especially the easy one-mile Quinta de Lago stretch.

Loule:

The historic town of Loule is 20 minutes away. The intact Church of Nossa Senhora da Piedade is in stark contrast to the remnants of Loule's 13th century castle walls. At the market hall, visitors can shop for local produce, meats, and fish. Saturdays are always busy when the local gypsy market sets up downtown.

Faro:

The Algarve’s capital city is only a half-hour drive away. The old walled city centre houses a medieval cathedral as well as the 17th century home of the bishop of Faro.

Olhos d’Agua:

This charming fishing town is found on the coast near Vilamoura. Sandstone cliffs form the backdrop to a well-kept beach. The town’s main street is directly connected to the beach so visitors can easily head into town for a drink or bite to eat.

Weather in Vale do Garrao

The Algarve records over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. Summer days are long and sunny with virtually no rain. July and August see average temperatures of 30°C. Those wishing to avoid the crowds ought to visit in spring and fall when the thermometer lingers around 25°C and the weather is warm enough for swimming. Winters are pleasant; highs around 16-18°C are common and though rain does fall, it is minimal.

Travel to Vale do Garrao

For those booking a holiday in Vale do Garrao, it is advisable to fly into Faro Airport (FAO); most major airports have service to and from here. Vale do Garrao is located a mere 12 miles from Faro. As there is no bus to Vale do Garrao, car hire or taxi service is required. There are plenty of agencies at the airport, though booking in advance assures the best price. The drive only takes 20 minutes.

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Spacious luxury villa

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Ten of us enjoyed a great family holiday at this well furnished open plan villa with lovely heated pool in quiet area Ten. minute walk to beaches and beach bars.There is plenty of seating inside and out in sun and shade. Owner James very helpful.Only downside for very young and old were the steps down to villa and. Pool and in sitting room. The upstairs master suite was stunning with two terraces. We can strongly recommend this villa.
  • Review Submitted: Nov 05, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017

Fantastic Villa

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Just enjoyed a fabulous week at the villa. Lynn the owner was extremely helpful and we were able to have an early check in which was a bonus! The villa was extremely clean and fully equipped with everything you would need - a truly home from home. We had the outside pool heated and it was just so good and would definitely recommend. This Villa is fantastic for a couple or a family - you won’t be disappointed. Thank you Lynn very much.
  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017