Vale Do Lobo
Vale do Lobo resort is located in the central Algarve and only 15 mins drive from Faro Airport. This fabulous resort is part of an area known as the Golden Triangle between Almancil, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. This all-year-round resort has magnificent facilities, amenities and entertainment, not just aimed at the holidaymaker, but also the full-time resident too. The well thought out design of the resort creates a real community feel and atmosphere. The focal points within Vale do Lobo are its beaches, the Praca, the Tennis centre and the golf clubhouse complex. The very popular beaches are easily accessible and stretch from the Vale do Lobo Praca area along and under the beautiful orange sand cliffs, past Garrao beach to Praia do Garrao Nascente, where many beach restaurants are located. The Praca at the bottom of the resort by the main beach, is the real entertainment area with superb bars, restaurants and nightly performances (in the summertime) to please every palate.
Both the busy tennis academy and golf clubhouse are located more centrally within the resort at Vale do Lobo. For tennis fans there are 14 various surface courts with a Pro shop and a swimming pool, bar and restaurant. For Golfers, the stunning Vale do Lobo courses are famed and high up on the “must play” list, with its two championship courses. The Ocean course has incredible sea views on many holes and presents a great challenge to golfers of all abilities with breathtaking scenery on the outskirts of the resort. The Royal course, in contrast, meanders through the incredible high-end villas, apartments and townhouses, which are cleverly located to gain maximum golf course views. Eventually the course leads the golfer out to the notorious clifftop 16th Hole. This extremely challenging hole requires a long straight shot over the edge of the orange sand cliffs and it is one of the most spectacular and photographed holes in the world. The clubhouse complex boasts a restaurant/bar which has golf course views over the putting green, a gym and spa and conference facilities and also a select number of shops. At the entrance to the resort there is a medical and dental centre with a handy supermarket next door.
Property on this long-established resort has always been in high demand with all nationalities and has led to it turning into a very multi-cultural community. The popularity of the area is well recognized and has attracted high investment and spectacular architecturally designed large villas. This popularity has created a situation of older and traditional properties being either flattened and totally rebuilt or refurbished to suit modern tastes. Prices of properties in this area have steadily increased over the last 15 years, despite outside economic fluctuations. Vale do Lobo is seen by many as a good and safe property investment area. The spectacular views and home designs really must be seen to be appreciated.