Vale Do Lobo Portugal Travel Guide
The luxurious beachside resort of Vale do Lobo is located between Quinta do Lago and Vilamoura in the Algarve, in southern Portugal. Vale do Lobo is only 20 minutes drive from Faro airport, 15 minutes from Vilamoura and 25 minutes from Albufeira.
This purpose-built luxury resort stretches through a beautiful valley covered in pine and fig trees, dotted with magnificent lagoons, to the Atlantic Ocean on the Algarve coast of Portugal. The Moorish-style buildings with their red roofs and latticed balconies add to the character and beauty of this unique town. Accommodation here is mainly luxury villas and luxury apartments, but there are some luxury hotels here that cater to couples, families and groups on their golf holidays. For sports lovers there are two excellent golf courses, a first-class tennis academy with 14 courts, a health club and riding school. For those who just want to relax and soak up the sun, there is a three-mile stretch of pristine golden sand beaches backed by low red sandstone cliffs.
Vale do Lobo has two excellent 18-hole golf courses. The Royal is famous for its 16th hole, where golfers have to traverse two ravines in the cliff. The Ocean Course was designed by the late Sir Henry Cotton and is much less challenging than the Royal but is still an exciting course. There is also a large driving range to practice your swing before trying your hand at the 18-hole courses. Golfers will love the palm and almond tree lined fairways that meander down to the sea.
Right in the heart of the complex is Barringtons Health Club, often used by international football and cricket teams. The club offers excellent facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, children’s pool, health and fitness centre, gym, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, squash courts, billiards, table tennis, restaurant and bars.
Restaurants and bars come into action at night with live music and discos on the beach in summer. The restaurants serve a good variety of cuisine including local and international dishes. Many of the restaurants are on the seafront, offering magnificent views of the Atlantic.
Golf is the main activity for most people on their direct holidays to Vale do Lobo, but there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy.
Whether you are looking for a golf break, active sports getaway, summer holiday, Easter break or a romantic getaway, there are always plenty of travel deals available to the Portuguese Algarve throughout the hinterland.