About the Algarve

Salgados Beach Villas

Algarve

There is so much to discover beyond the beaches

Location

Salgados Beach Villas are located in central Algarve. They are 10 km from central Albufeira and 53 km from Faro. Faro International Airport is 53.3 km away. It is 265 km from Lisbon to Salgados Beach Villas, which is about a 155 minutes’ drive.

Nearby

The surrounding area of ​​the villas is one of the richest and most diverse in the region, as it is located just a few steps from the Salgados Lagoon. This nature reserve is a true sanctuary for birdwatchers, given the amount of species that migrate here on a yearly basis! In addition, they benefit from the proximity to Salgados Beach, which is as ample as it is beautiful! Just a few minutes' walk from your villa, this golden-sand beach is ideal for relaxing and soaking up the sun, or even trying you hand at various water sports! Golf lovers have the Salgados Golf Course just 5 minutes' walk away. Considered one of the top courses in all of Algarve, it has a privileged location, next to the Salgados Lagoon and very close to the sea. These conditions makes it a interesting technical challenge for golfers. Finally, just outside the villas’ complex is the VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve, which boast a wide range of services, which you can enjoy at an additional supplement. This 5-star hotel features a state-of-the-art spa, indoor and outdoor pools and 5 differently-themed restaurants offering a rich and varied cuisine.

Albufeira

Dubbed the “castle of the sea” or “small sea” by the Arabs, because of how raises out of the water, Albufeira (or Al-Buhera, as it was called in the 8th century) is currently one of the most desirable holiday destinations in Algarve and the whole of Portugal. Albufeira has about 30 km of coastline, which house more than two dozen beaches, which are just waiting to be discovered by you that you! As for the city itself, it retains some Arab elements, with narrow streets, arches in the facades, whitewashed houses and a castle, which provide a true journey back to its Moorish heritage. Fisherman's Beach is the town’s famed centrepiece, with a long tradition in the fishing industry. From here you can catch the quaint fishing boats, that are now dedicated to sightseeing in spots such as the magnificent caves that are spread across the surrounding area. In Albufeira you will find everything, ranging from a vibrant nightlife, to the authentic traditional towns and villages. It also features one of the richest and varied cuisines of the whole region!

Algarve

With its over 200 km of coastline and abundance of magnificent beaches, the Algarve is a premier destination choice. It is a 6-time winner of the Best Beach Destination in Europe award from the prestigious World Travel Awards. This southern province of Portugal has an exceptional climate, averaging around 300 days of sunshine a year! This is undoubtedly one of the biggest attractions for nationals and foreigners visiting the Algarve, but there is so much to discover beyond the beaches! A land full of centuries-old traditions and culture, the Algarve also has extraordinary natural beauty, with areas such as Ria Formosa or the mountain ranges of Monchique, Espinhaço de Cão and Caldeirão. These spots are ideal for sightseeing, trekking or even for enjoying a picnic in the middle of nature. On the subject of culture, why not pay a visit to the historic centre of Faro and its medieval walls, or stroll through villages and towns made up of whitewashed houses, a remaining influence of the Arab occupation of the region. Also, don't forget that the Algarve is home to ZooMarine, one of the best theme parks in Europe, where you can enjoy family fun and great live shows. We also recommend that you keep an eye out for events that may be taking place in the region. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the Carnival of Loulé, the F Festival of Faro, the Medieval Fair of Silves or even the famous yearly Biker Rally! There are so many reasons to stay at Salgados Beach Villas. Come and discover them as a couple, with your family or with a special group of friends.

What to do

  •  The charm of yesteryear, hidden away in Faro’s city walls;
  •  Nature at its finest: Ria Formosa and the beauty of its habitats;
  •  The rich architecture of Estói Village;
  •  Rediscover a bygone time, at the Roman Ruins of Milreu;
  •  The Moorish city of Silves and its castle;
  •  Monchique Village, which is sided by the mountains and has waters with medicinal properties;
  •  Alte: the quaintest and most traditional village in Algarve;
  •  The colours of the traditional crafts and the earthy scent of the Loulé Market.