About this holiday
The Algarve is famous for its unique coastal landscapes and golden sandy beaches. Blessed with a stunning coastline, rocky coves, sweeping beaches and crescent shaped bays, it is easy to see why Algarve is an award winning destination. The Atlantic, is livelier than its Mediterranean neighbours, which is an added bonus for those that like to get to grips with water sports like jet skiing, windsurfing or paragliding. However, for those that just want to lay on the sandy beach, Algarve really is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy some Portuguese sun – a great combination for a Solos summer sun holiday.
Praia Da Gale
Our hotel is located in the peaceful resort of Praia Da Gale in central Algarve. The resort boasts a beautiful 5km powdery sand beach and our hotel is just a 10 minute walk from it. Here we can easily spend the day taking in the gorgeous Portuguese sunshine and people watch and take a dip into the sea that can reach up to 18 degrees in the height of the summer. Or alternatively, we can grab a bite to eat in one of the handful of lovely sea-view restaurants. This resort was once part of an agricultural town, and this can be seen with the numerous shady orange groves and fig trees dotted around. There are a number of family run restaurants in the village, offering authentic Portuguese dishes most of which (of course) serve local, freshly caught fish as part of their menu.
Out & about in Albufeira
Why not take a break from the beach and venture into Albufeira, which is just 10 minutes from our hotel. Known as the “Capital of Tourism”, it is a charming old town with very mixed architecture. You can visit the charming churches, some of which dates back to the 1500s, or alternatively, discover the cobbled alleyways where you can sit back and relax with a coffee and traditional Portuguese custard tart. The marina in Albufeira cannot be missed, as all the buildings and apartments are painted in blue, pink, green and yellow squares! This is a brilliant spot to spend the afternoon and have a drink and meal, or you can just sit in the sun and watch the boats and people strolling by. For those that are in search of some lively nightlife, the famous Avenida Dr Francisco Sa Carneiro or “the strip” is where you will want to be when the sun goes down. An array of bars, clubs, restaurants and shops can all be found here. A great place to spend your evenings whilst on holiday.
More to Explore*
• Take a historic tour of Algarve
• Discover the delights of Lisbon
• Spend some time in the bustling Quarteria Market
• Take a catamaran cruise
*Any excursions bookable in resort are subject to availability
Hotel Vila Gale Atlantico
Lying just 10 minutes from the beautiful sandy Praia Da Gale beach, our warm friendly hotel is just the ticket for sinking your toes into the sand as well as being walking distance to bars and restaurants.
Facilities include a restaurant, bar serving a wide range of drinks, swimming pool, spa (additional costs), indoor pool, Jacuzzi and gym. Free Wi-fi is available in all areas.
All rooms are simply decorated and all come equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, hairdryer, fridge, safe (additional cost) and balcony. Wi-Fi is available in public areas.