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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Our second year here and just as good as the first

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Another fab holiday at the Little Villa, only spoiled by our youngest son getting appendicitis and being rushed into hospital for an emergency appendectomy. No fear however, the local Doctor and hospital in nearby Faro, provided excellent care allowing us to continue our holiday as planned. Thanks to Ana for letting us stay until the last minute to get him back from Hospital! Superbly appointed Villa, in walking distance of Julia's beach bar, we will be coming again next year.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Andrew was a fantastic host. The unit was clean and well furnished. The area good, beaches stunning.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The arrangement for access on arrival worked well. We found everything in place. the apartment lends itself to a through draft, if like us you do not like air conditioning. The proximity to the beach was between 10 and 15 minutes walk. The welcome pack gave us all that we needed to know in the area, which was very holiday orientated. plenty of good restaurants, though we did give Andy a new one. One problem was that it was TERRIBLY HOT. 40 degrees!! We mentioned to Andy that we would love to be able to use a pool. He told us that we could use the one in the hotel complex over the road. We did, and this made a huge difference t our holiday. We thoroughly recommend this property and its owner. you definitely need a car to get around in the area if renting this apartment.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017