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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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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Vale Formoso Villas & Apartments (35)

 

Recent Reviews

Fantastic! All you need for a perfect holiday

5 of 5
We would highly recommend this holiday home as it has everything you need all in one location. The views are amazing and the pool is ideal for socializing and enjoying the sun. We had an amazing time staying here, you cant fault it.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Excellent

5 of 5
We had a lovely stay in this villa. We went with two children aged 6 and 8. The villa was spotlessly clean and had everything we wanted. There is so much to do at the villa so that we were all entertained or free to relax! The pool was perfectly heated, the gardens beautifully maintained and with the tennis, pool table and table tennis, along with the shady side of the garden when the sun go a bit much we all had space of our own. The villa is on a great location if you have a car, you can easily get to the beautiful old town of Faro, it is an easy drive to lots of beautiful beaches and many many restaurants, there is also a Michelin star restaurant within walking distance. Any queries or concerns that we had were dealt with swiftly by Lucia. I am sure we will be back again.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 08, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017