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About the area

The beach

Local beach within walking distance. Plus, the unspoilt sands and clear waters of Falesia Beach (over 5kms long) are just a 5min drive away. There’s a café there, and beach loungers – plus the spectacular backdrop of distinctive red cliffs.

Good for walking and hiking and nature-lovers can find a wealth of dune plants and wild flowers incl. Marram Grass, Cauliflower Starfish succulents, Clove-of-Crete and Sea-Thistle . (Life-guards patrol May-Oct.)

Vale de Carro local beach
Falesia Beach


There are many high quality golf courses nearby: Pine Cliffs, Vilamoura (4 courses incl. the Old Course), Pinhal, Millenium, Laguna and Victoria – all within 10mins drive. All Vale de Lobo courses are within 30mins. Salgados – 25 mins and Morgado – 40mins.

Vale de Carro Golf course

How to get there

Faro Airport is half an hours drive along the N125. Car hire available with pick-up from the Airport (we’ve negotiated a good rate from a local provider and they will be pleased to meet you at the airport – saves queuing for the on-airport main providers). Train station at Boliqueme (4.5kms).

Nearest main resorts

Our apartments are ideally situated between Olhos de Agua and Vilamoura … with Albufeira a little further afield (approx. 9kms). The Vilamoura area boasts quiet pine forests, Atlantic beaches, a casino, a shooting club, a riding school and choice of nightclubs – plus the Polvo Watersports Algarve water park. For historians there’s a preserved Roman site and the Museum of Cerro da Vila.

Portugals’ only motorway is reachable in 10 mins – opening up access to the entire Algarve – including the beautiful beaches at Luz, Western Algarve – and the ancient maritime town of Lagos, situated within 16th– century city walls, enclosing the old town’s pretty, cobbled streets and picturesque plazas and churches. Many naval excursions were launched from Lagos during Portugal’s extraordinary Age of Discoveries.

Vale de Carro nearest resorts

Further details

Local eateries and shops (incl. supermarket, pharmacy, bank and car/cycle hire) are within walking distance or a very short drive; there’s several highly recommended and affordable restaurants (including our favourite Italian: Sole Mio) – plus, a wonderful fish restaurant (Rotiro do Isca) close by. For the shopaholic – Shopping Algarve is a 20 minute drive (and ‘Forum’ at Faro is good too) and there are many local outdoor markets. Don’t miss Loule – a lovely Portuguese town with the annual Noite Branca (Festival of White Night) providing traditional festival pageantry, marking the end of summer.

Noite Branca