Vale do Lobo: the luxury tip of the Algarve’s Golden Triangle

One of the vertexes of the so-called Golden Triangle in the Algarve, Vale do Lobo is the largest luxury resort of its kind in Portugal operated by the same company. Founded in 1962 by Trusthouse Forte plc and Costain plc, both well-known multinationals, it was the first development of its kind in the Algarve.

Loved by locals and foreigners, it has been in time the holiday refuge of many international celebrities, including football player Cristiano Ronaldo.

Vale do Lobo is strategically located in Central Algarve, 20 minutes from Faro airport and includes a beach of the same name (Praia de Vale do Lobo), a long & wide golden-sand strip backed by cliffs & golf courses.

Golfers’ Paradise

Golf is the highlight of this area: the resort features two championship golf courses, Vale do Lobo Royal and Vale do Lobo Ocean.

Vale do Lobo Ocean is an 18-hole golf course composed of the two original 9-hole courses designed by Sir Henry Cotton, inaugurated in 1968 and then merged in 1995. The course features undulating fairways which run alongside the nature reserve, with breathtaking views of the Atlantic.

Vale do Lobo Royal was designed by top American golf architect Rocky Roquemore, making it one of the most prestigious and pictured golf courses in Europe.

The resort has hosted since the very beginning renowned golf tournaments such as the Portuguese Golf Open and the Portuguese Golf Ladies’ Open. It is also home to two popular annual tournaments, namely Vale do Lobo Amateur Week and Open Foursomes, open to both members and guests.


High-end Villa Holiday destination

The particular landscape of the region, a beautiful green valley surrounded by a natural reserve with stunning views on the ocean, stimulated the development of luxury real estate in the area, with villas as the primary typology being built.

The area offers many real estate opportunities for foreign investment, thanks also to the tax benefits offered by the Portuguese Government. Many of these idyllic properties are rented year round or on short term basis as holiday houses, giving the opportunity to tourists to enjoy superb accommodation and first-class amenities.

Located both in and outside the main resort space, these holiday villas are rented fully equipped and ready for a family vacation in style. Private pools, Jacuzzis, landscaped gardens and panoramic terraces are the must-haves in this area, and resulting in the most scenic properties.

Feeling curious about holiday rental opportunities in Vale do Lobo? Take a look at our listed properties!

First-class amenities

Vale do Lobo is not only pristine beaches and golf courses; the resort facilities include swimming pools, boutiques, a spa and wellness centre, an art gallery, a golf club and a tennis centre and, of course, the Praça.  

The Praça (The square in Portuguese) is the bustling beachside complex at the heart of the resort’s community. It offers a selection of lovely bars and restaurants. Breeze Restaurant, Gecko Club and Monty’s are some of the names that represent the quality and the diverse dining and entertainment options. The combination of delicious food and vibrant nightlife makes the Praça the perfect entertainment spot suitable for the whole family.

Are you thinking about Vale do Lobo as your next holiday destination? Contact us and we will be happy to provide you with more information and help you choose the best rental option for your needs.


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