Costa del Sol
Villa Plus villas in Almancil combines easy access to golden sandy beaches, fun family activities and world class golfing with all the facilities you want in the local town. You’ll have the choice of joining the locals for a coffee and pasteis de nata in one of the cafes or trying one of the upmarket restaurants like Caso do Campo or Vincents. While you’ll find everything you need to stock your villa fridge in Almancil, keen shoppers will appreciate the designer boutiques in the Algarve’s many shopping malls. Kids will love the Aquashow Waterpark for a fun day out. For a real taste of the Algarve, you can head into the hills and visit nearby Loule.
Almancil has a good selection of shops for your villa grocery shopping including several supermarkets. In the hills behind Almancil is the charming town of Loule with an indoor market every morning. It's great for stocking up on fresh fruits and vegetables for cooking at your villa. You can also find a good choice of souvenirs in the surrounding streets. Visit the MAR Shopping 10 minutes’ from Almancil for designer and high street brands. You can try Quinta do Lago's fashionable Bougainvillea Plaza as well as the chic boutiques at Vale do Lobo's famous Praca for designer labels.
Almancil has a varied range of cafes and restaurants including several excellent Portuguese and international choices where you can enjoy a light lunch or delicious dinner. Alternatively, nearby Vale do Lobo's popular Praca has a wide range of seafront restaurants and bars with live music during the summer months. For a lively atmosphere, Vilamoura Marina is the place to visit, with gourmet restaurants, chic bars and traditional pubs and only 20 minutes’ drive from Almancil. It’s great for lazy lunches and some people watching or a glamourous night out.
The Algarve is renowned for its incredible sandy beaches and there are so many to choose from. The closest to Almancil are the beaches of Praia da Gaviota, Praia da Quinto do Lago, Praia de Vale do Lobo and Praia do Garrao. All these beaches have beautiful stretches of soft golden sand and clear calm waters, great for families with younger children and those who love snorkeling. You’ll also have a choice of beach bars for a quick lunch, some traditional grilled sardines or a cocktail at sunset. The beach bars on Vale do Garrao, Izzies, Marias and Julias are very lively in summer with live music.
The Aquashow Park is just a 10 minute drive from Almancil and kids will love the adrenaline packed waterslides, wave pool and mini golf course on offer here. The town is also well known for its go-karting tracks - find out who really is the best driver in the family! For active teenagers, Parque Aventura in Santa Eulalia, Albufeira, 30 minutes' drive away, has a paintball centre and tree top adventure courses including zip wires, bridges, and ropes.
Take time to visit the historic market town of Loule with tree lined plazas and medieval alleys, giving it a unique character and charm. This ancient town is packed with history including a castle and various Gothic churches as well as a Moorish inspired covered market. You’ll find plenty of places where you can join the locals for lunch. Faro, the Algarve's capital, with its charming marina and historic old town is 25 minutes' drive away. If you enjoy a round of golf, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo are home to a number of world class courses.
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