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Vale do Garrao

Located in a lush valley adjacent to the Algarve’s golden shores, Vale do Garrão is a small neighbourhood surrounded by nature. Our villas in Vale do Garrão are varied, ranging from cosy two bedroom houses to spectacular stone mansions, large enough for all the family to enjoy. 

The streets of this locality are a riot of flowers and swaying palm trees, but it pays to explore. One of the best beaches in the Algarve lies less than a kilometre away! Pack your trunks and get ready to sink back on the sugary-soft sands this coastline is famed for. 

Vale do Garrão’s position at the heart of Portugal’s ‘Golden Triangle’ also places the top restaurants and shopping districts of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago within arm’s reach.

Never mind hectic resorts – the beaches close to Vale do Garrão are sheer bliss. First up is Praia do Garrão, which rests a short walk from your holiday villa through fragrant pine forest. Clean turquoise waters and great facilities have earned this beach the acclaimed Blue Flag status.

Next door, Praia do Ancão is just as lovely. If you want to spend all day by the ocean (hey, who wouldn’t?), these beaches boast excellent restaurants to see you through ’til the sun goes down. Perched right on the sandy shores, you never have to leave those sea views behind. 

Stretching for many miles, Algarvian beaches blend effortlessly into one another. Two other gems close by are Praia de Vale do Lobo and Praia da Quinta do Lago.

Aside from the beach, the Algarve’s sublime weather and scenery lend the region to top notch golfing. Centrally located along the coast, Vale do Garrão is close to many internationally acclaimed sites, including Quinta do Lago and Millennium golf courses. Seriously, you’re spoilt for choice. 

For outdoor pursuits of a wilder kind, hotfoot it to Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. This coastal oasis rests behind Quinta do Lago beach with a thriving habitat home to over 300 species of bird. You may even spot the occasional otter slipping through the lagoons if you’re lucky!

Bicycle tours and horse riding excursions are available. But for water-based adventure, you can’t beat windsurfing or kayaking across the mirror-still waters of Quinta do Lago lake.

A car is a must if you want to hit the shops close to Vale do Garrão’s villas. Just five minutes away is Pingo Doce, a grocery chain selling all the essentials plus fresh seafood and deli treats. Another, larger, outlet of this supermarket can be found nearby in Almancil. 

Once your fridge is stocked, set your sights on the high-end boutiques of Quinta Shopping. Even if you’re not big on designer brands (or the price tags that go with them), the outlet’s elegant boulevards and open-air piazza make for a marvellous coffee stop. 

MAR Shopping Algarve is the big daddy of shopping centres. High street fashion, a large food court, cinema, supermarket, children’s play areas… you name it, it’s got it. And plenty of parking too.

Nothing serves up holiday magic quite like a meal on the beach. Fortunately, Praia do Garrão has a huddle of seafront restaurants which you can reach on foot from your rental villa. Izzy’s, Julia’s, António Tá Certo and a couple more besides – each offer tasty fare in friendly surroundings. 

It’ll come as no surprise that restaurants regularly dip into the Atlantic Ocean. Freshly-grilled fish dominates menus with specials rotating according to what’s been caught that day. Crowd-pleasing salads, pastas and steaks also make regular appearances. 

The menus may change, but the quality is consistently sublime. For an extra special meal, head inland towards Almancil where gourmet food and glamour combine in fine dining restaurants.

The promise of giant sandy beaches on the doorstep will already have kids jumping for joy. However, family-friendly villas in Vale do Garrão provide their own set of charms. Air conditioning and WiFi are a given, while bonus extras (think pool tables and regular maid service) are the icing on the cake. 

Private pools are a big hit with water babies and every one of our rental villas in Vale do Garrão has one. With a range of villa sizes and styles on offer, you’re sure to find a holiday home to suit.

When you do venture out, the Blue Flag beach of Praia do Garrão is ideal for families. Fancy a bit of extra buzz? Take a day trip to the water parks and mini golf courses of Vilamoura just up the coast.



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