A holiday in Vale do Lobo on Portugal's Algarve is a definite nod to luxury. Exuding the very best elements of quiet wealth, this upmarket resort is one of the foremost resorts on the Algarvian coast. Vale do Lobo needs little introduction as the clever Irish visitors have long ago discovered its charms.
Vale do Lobo enjoys all the pleasures of sun, sea, sand and then some! A renowned golf resort, Vale do Lobo has two superb championship courses where you will witness (and hopefully experience) undulating fairways, emerald greens and daunting tee boxes where the professionals and amateurs of Europe and beyond play a few holes and take up the challenge to improve their game. The Royal and The Ocean golf courses (from the original concept of Sir Henry Cotton and re-designed by US golf architect, Rocky Roquemore) are magnificent courses for both links and parkland play. The Royal includes some dramatic cliff-top scenery whilst the Ocean meanders down to the sandy beach and the Portuguese Open has been held in the area.
Vale do Lobo holidays are all about enjoyment and relaxation. The Leisure Club offers amazing spa facilties and there are various tennis courts and a wonderful Auditorium where various cultural events, concerts, festivals, ballet and musical gigs are staged.
Holidays in Vale do Lobo must include some downtime swimming and sunbathing and the lovely sandy beach in the resort fits the bill perfectly. Of course, the resort of Vale do Lobo is well known for its selection of excellent restaurants offering traditional local Portuguese fare, international cuisine, Chinese, Mexican and Indian ethnic food. The resort has some great tapas bars too. Good shopping opportunities are plentiful too in Vale do Lobo with a variety of chic boutiques and pretty bric a brac stores.
Nightlife in Vale do Lobo is fairly muted and whilst there are good bars and a few nightclubs, generally this is a not a venue for very late night parties or forays into the dawn! Vale do Lobo resort tends to offer the finer things in life and holidays here are low key and geared towards top quality holidays.
Vale do Lobo Airport Transfers & Weather
Airport: Faro Airport (FAO)
Distance: 13km from Faro Airport to Vale do Lobo
You can get a shared shuttle from Faro Airport to Vale do Lobo. This a coach transfer with multiple stops en route to your accommodation. It's the cheapest but slowest option.
The fastest and most direct option, though slightly more expensive, is a private transfer. This is a private vehicle just for you and the people travelling with you. There are no stops and no waiting at the airport.