A Gale villa holiday is one with beautiful views, stunning beaches, and delicious food. Gale is located to the west of Albufeira, stretching to the beautiful bay of Armacao de Pera. It’s the perfect place for a beach holiday with three to choose from: Gales, Lourenco and Castelo. You can spend the whole day relaxing and taking in the views of the craggy cliffs, trying watersports or sipping a glass of chilled white wine and eating grilled sardines in one of the beach bars. When you want to explore further, there are theme parks, shopping malls, fun nightspots, golf courses and cultural sites all within easy reach. Whether you are planning a family villa holiday or a break with friends, Gale is a great choice.
Looking to stock up your Gale villa? There's a supermarket for your daily essentials. For locally grown produce, visit the municipal market on the outskirts of Albufeira that takes place daily apart from Sunday. If you’re planning to BBQ at your Gale villa, you can buy all your fresh produce and fish here. In the old part of Albufeira, there are many handicraft shops should you want to buy some souvenirs or gifts.
Our Gale villas are close to a couple of cafes and good restaurants. For lunch or early dinner, the restaurants on the nearby beaches of Gale and Lourenco are great with fresh fish and plenty of lighter options. Nearby Albufeira has everything from Portuguese restaurants overlooking Fishermen’s Beach to British pubs and Italian pizzerias spread along the maze of streets. In the evening, the bars aaround the main square have live music. For a more contemporary option, try the Albufeira Marina which has a choice of smart bars and international restaurants.
The beaches of Gale, Castelo and Lourenco offer the perfect choice for a fabulous beach holiday. They have soft sand surrounded by rock formations and are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Spend an evening relaxing and watching the sunset from Gale Beach, it is simply stunning. Further along the coastline is the spectacular Salgados Beach which has a long, honey-coloured stretch of sand, calm waters and watersports. All beaches have plenty of sunbeds and parasols for hire, so you can soak up the Portuguese sun.
Albufeira Marina has plenty of activities to try from dolphin watching to paragliding and kayaking. The popular Zoomarine is perfect for a day out, and just a 15 minute drive from Gale. It is a marine life theme park, home to hundreds of fantastic and fascinating sea creatures, exotic birds and tropical fish. The nearest waterpark is Aqualand with plenty of slides and pools for the whole family, only 15 minutes from Gale.
Wildlife lovers can visit the nature reserve just behind Salgados beach where dozens of migratory and native birds can be seen. Salgados also has an excellent golf course with lovely views across the beach to the ocean.
Across the Algarve there are small wine producers, including one, Adeja do Cantor, just outside Guia. You can have a guided tour and sample some of their produce before choosing a bottle or 2 to enjoy at your villa.
For authentic Portuguese pottery to take home as gifts, try Porches where you can have a tour before choosing your favourite piece.