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A comfortable and affordable getaway in a Vale Formoso holiday rental.

The town of Vale Formoso is found just north of the so-called " Golden Triangle" of Algarve. A holiday rental in Vale Formoso is a good option for those looking to be near the resort towns yet within a town that exudes the feel of the true Algarve. Vale Formoso is close to the best beaches and the beautiful Ria Formosa nature reserve as well as the bustling cities of Vilamoura and Albufeira. HomeAway has holiday villas and houses in Vale Formoso in all sizes and styles. Holiday villas in Vale Formoso decked out with a pool, spacious terrace and modern kitchen are just a click away. For families, a Vale Formoso holiday home with plenty of parking, a great view and proximity to the beaches is a great option.

HomeAway also has comfortable and affordable options in the exciting tourist centre of Albufeira. Modern and elegant Vilamoura is not far from Vale Formoso and is loaded with fantastic rental accommodations. Within the Golden Triangle is Almancil; HomeAway also has fine rentals there.

Things to do

Vale do Lobo Beach:

The nearest beach to Vale Formoso is the Praia de Vale do Lobo, found about ten miles away. Reddish cliffs serve as the backdrop to an extensive stretch of golden sand. There are beach bars and restaurants as well as umbrellas and chairs for rent.

Praia da Quinta do Lago:

This beach on the western end of Ilha de Faro marks the outer edge of the Ria Formosa. It runs all the way to Vale do Lobo with a wooden walkway for easy access. The restaurants near the walkway provide shade on a hot day as well as great views of the Ria Formosa.

Ria Formosa:

The Ria Formosa natural park stretches for almost 40 miles. A host of various ecosystems exist here, from woods to marshland, thanks to the various seas and rivers that converge. Ria Formosa is the stopping point for thousands of birds during migration season, making for quite a show.

Faro:

The Algarvian capital is well worth a visit. The 'cidade velha', or Old Town, is an interesting site with parts of the original wall that still surround the Cathedral and Bishop's palace intact. In addition, boats to the beautiful Ria Formosa reserve depart from Faro city centre.

Golf:

There are many world class golf courses within a short distance of Vale Formoso, including Ocean and Royal courses in Vale do Lobo, Pinheiros Altos near Quinta Do Lago, and the Ria Formosa course, which provides awesome views of the nature reserve and sea.

Vilamoura:

The fashionable town of Vilamoura is a popular destination in the Algarve. Its impressive selection of fine restaurants and designer shops woos high-class clientele. For those interested in history, the Museu Cerra da Vila highlights the city’s Roman past and features well-preserved ruins.

Weather in Vale Formoso

Vale Formoso's climate is characterised by long, hot summers and short, mild winters. July and August have an average daily temperature of 29°C; rainfall is rare and sunshine is plentiful. Fall and spring see temperatures around 25°C, making for a nice alternative to the busy summer season. Daily temperatures in winter drop to around 16-17°C; though the winter months tend to be wet in comparison to summer, rainfall is still minimal.

Travel to Vale Formoso

Faro airport (FAO) is located just nine miles from Vale Formoso. Most major airports fly directly to Faro, making it a convenient stop. There is no bus or train station in Vale Formoso; one would have to take a taxi from Almancil, the nearest station. Given that Vale Formoso is only nine miles away, a taxi or hired car is the easiest and most convenient option. The ride takes less than 20 minutes.

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                                                                      Vale Formoso Villas & Apartments (35)

                                                                       

                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                      very comfortable, spacious and with very well kept grounds and pool.

                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                      The villa is in a great location, attractive surroundings, close to amenities and the beaches. It`s airconditioned and well equipped.
                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 08, 2017
                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                      fantastic property and location 10/10

                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                      Our family of 16 stayed at this amazing property in June 2017. All three properties were presented to a high quality and every detail well thought out, the cleanliness of each property was excellent. The facilities, including the swimming pool, private beach, fish lake and the grounds were kept to the highest of standards. The caretakers Reinaldo & his wife were so helpful and friendly. The owners Sean & Sarah were extremely accommodating and very flexible with our requests. All our family will remember this truly lovely villa and the memories of our wonderful and very special gathering and have all asked if we can go again. We have no hesitation in recommending this villa to anyone who is looking for a large and spectacular venue for a family or friends get together.
                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 06, 2017
                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017