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Vale do Lobo 'valley of the wolf' is situated on the Atlantic coast between Quinta do Lago and Vilamoura and is said to be one of the best golf and holiday resorts in the whole of Portugal. Vale do Lobo comprises two great PGA golf courses, a tennis academy with 14 courts, a luxurious Spa and many other facilities, providing the ideal opportunity for you to enjoy all the activities available or to experience a perfect beach villa holiday destination. During recent years Vale do Lobo has also achieved an excellent reputation as a venue for social and cultural events.

Things to do in Vale do Lobo

A long golden sandy beach, stretching over 100 kilometres and set against the backdrop of red sandstone cliffs, offers the perfect Algarve villa location with the added bonus of being awarded a Blue Flag for its quality. The adjacent restaurants, bars and shops are the social centre of Vale do Lobo, providing entertainment day and night. There is a complete range of sporting and recreational activities on offer here, bringing together nautical sports, alongside golf and tennis, within a well-maintained environment incorporating pine forest and gardens. Our holiday villas in Vale do Lobo are ideally placed for you to explore everything that the resort has to offer.

Footstep on the beach
Ria Formosa lagoon, Algarve, Portugal

History and Culture in Vale do Lobo

Take in some artwork at the contemporary art exhibition at Art Catto, a gallery in the nearby town of Loulé. Head out to Faro, the Algarve’s historic capital city, for a day of exploration. Stroll the narrow streets of the old town on a walking tour, visit the quaint chapel of bones or visit the museum and wander by the Ria Formosa, there really is so much to see and do here on a villa holiday in Vale do Lobo.

Family villa holidays in Vale do Lobo

Our range of villas for families and groups of friends in Vale do Lobo is the perfect destination if you like being outdoors. The man-made lake, which is at the centre of the resort, offers almost every watersport you can imagine, as well as top of the range golf facilities. The nearby beach at Quinta do Lago can be reached by crossing over a bridge which looks over the Ria Formosa Nature Park estuary, with stunning golden sands reaching for miles. Here you can go horse-riding along the beach if you fancy something different or just chill-out by your villa’s private pool.

Vale do Lobo Ocean Golf Course, Algarve
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Adventurous activities in Vale do Lobo

Vale do Lobo’s fantastic golf course is a great draw for golfing fanatics but there’s plenty of other options on offer if golf is not your thing. Water sports, hiking, horse-riding and much more are available. You could also go to one of the live music events that happen frequently around Quinta do Lago, with DJs, bands and singers taking to the stage. The Algarve is famed for its wonderful selection of wines, so why not book a wine tasting tour so you can learn all about the local produce and perhaps take some back with you to enjoy on the terrace of your private villa.

Romance in Vale do Lobo

The Algarve has some of the most beautiful sunsets in Europe, so you should make the most of these whilst you are here. Closeby Quinta do Lago is a popular destination for couples on their honeymoon or celebrating an anniversary, so there is always something happening to make your couples villa stay in the Algarve a special one. For a fine-dining experience to celebrate that special occasion, Casa Velha should be at the top of your list. A carefully crafted menu full of fresh, local flavours and ingredients all with a French twist await, set in a quiet location beautifully designed to create an unforgettable experience. Gigi’s is another of Quinta do Lago’s best restaurants and is in a wonderful lagoon-side location perfect for a romantic evening. Relaxing by your villa with private pool in Vale do Lobo, is a great way to reconnect.

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