Vale do Lobo’s shops are as chic as the rest of the resort. Quinta Shopping, an al fresco mall 10 minutes from Vale do Lobo, is small in size but big on style. Go for the designer boutiques, stay for the pretty square and excellent people-watching.
On Saturday mornings, the cobbled streets of Loulé transform into a shopping haven. A kaleidoscopic array of fruits, baked treats, handmade preserves and freshly-plucked nuts fill the stalls of the Arabic-inspired municipal market. Get there early for the best pick of produce!
Cheap and cheerful wares can be found at Quarteira’s weekly market. Just 15 minutes from Vale do Lobo’s villa rentals, this is a great place to purchase hand-carved cork souvenirs – a Portuguese speciality.