Vale do Lobo is an upmarket beach-side golf resort which has two of the finest courses in southern Europe, a beautiful clean beach, luxury bars and restaurants, clubhouses, entertainment, health clubs and hundreds of villas and apartments that are available for rent or to purchase.
It is only a 20 minute drive from Faro airport, and is centrally placed in the Algarve with good roads and connections. It belongs to the council of Loule which is one of the largest and wealthiest councils in the Algarve.
Vale do Lobo first started to develop all the way back in 1962, in times where there were hardly any cars on the roads, and the Algarve was mostly populated by fishermen and farmers.
It was even clear at that time, among the very small amount of tourists and bidding entrepreneurs, that Vale do Lobo had unique qualities and had lots of potential to develop into a popular destination.
They were right. And over 50 years of different managers, innovative ideas, and hard work, Vale do Lobo has now become the most prestigious resort in Portugal and is recognized worldwide.
Many local and international golf tournaments are organized here, and also tennis is one of the major sporting attractions that Vale do Lobo has to offer.
One of the main nightlife entertainment areas is called “The Praca”. This means square in Portuguese, and you will find a variety of fine dining restaurants, including a steak house, exotic beach side cocktail bars, and a nightclub called gecko’s that is very popular with the younger crowd as it stays open to 4am/5am depending on the season/day.
It is the best place to go if you are looking to live or spend a holiday in a luxurious ambiance, that is family friendly, where the sun shines over 300 days a year, where you can speak to everyone in English, enjoy great food, relax and even meet world famous celebrities and