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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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Amazing... Everything you need for a perfect holid

5 of 5
It's perfect, we stayed in this fantastic house for 7 days. The property literally had everything and anything you possibly may need for a holiday (especially in the kitchen), it is just really well equipped. The owners were also lovely, greeted us at the start of the holiday and wished us a farewell at the end of the holiday. I recommend 100%.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

Fantastic quiet family villa

4 of 5
Modern and very clean property within walking distance of a good selection of restaurants. The pool kept our children occupied. Ben was very welcoming, helpful and was quick to respond to any help we needed. Would definitely stay there again.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

fabulous!

5 of 5
The villa, its setting and Almancil generally, were all fabulous. The villa is so comfortable and welcoming - you can tell it's been someone's home rather than just a holiday let. The pool was huge and really well maintained (was cleaned several times during our visit as the man who looks after it doesn't like using too much chlorine). The house has sliding doors on 3 sides so lots of air wafting through - AC was only really used later in the evening. Lots of home comforts - wifi, big fridge, coffee maker, tv in master bedroom etc. My only slight complaint (and it is tiny) is the lack of shade over what is otherwise a really comfortable seating area. Ideally situated to take in the beautiful view, shame it was so hot (not complaining really though!) but we did find shade under the big tree which was lovely and relaxing - right up to the moment the sprinklers came on ! Still, it made us laugh and cooled us down all in one go. Lots of lovely places to eat in Almancil and the surrounding areas so we were never stuck for choice. Segreto was outstanding and Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant was really good. On a couple of day trips to Loule we had lunch at the roadside cafe opposite the roundabout with the fountain - honestly, it looks a bit dodgy but the chicken baguette was delicious. All in all, we had a great holiday and would happily go back to both the villa and the town.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016