Almancil Holiday Guide
The Algarve town of Almancil falls
within the 'golden triangle' with the neighbouring luxury beach
developments of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. It provides a
flexible base set a few minutes drive inland of Vale do Lobo, close
to all the beach resort action, yet also offering a slightly more
authentic taste of Portugal.
The town has grown as an important support centre for the two residential developments and as a result offers an excellent selection of restaurants. Town shopping is largely limited to food stores, estate agencies, home furnishing shops and other town services, along with a Sunday market where you'll find locally produced pottery.
Almancil is an excellent base from which to access all local attractions and resorts. With six golf courses on the town's doorstep - Pinheiros Altos, Quinta do Lago, San Lourenzo, Vila Sol, Vale do Lobo and Vilamoura - it is an excellent choice for keen golfers, particularly those who enjoy sea views on course and want to play year round.
Local beaches are clean, wide, golden and sandy and there's plenty of choice within a few minutes drive. Try family-friendly Praia do Ancao, located in a protected dune reserve between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, or Praia Rocha Balxinha. You can also walk for miles along stretches of sand here - such as at Praia da Quarteira and Praia do Garrao.
Attractions in addition to the nearby resorts of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago include Parcolandia - an aquapark between Almancil and Quarteira.
East of Almancil the Chapel of Sao Lourenco dos Matos showcases blue 'azulejo' baroque decorative tiles depicting a life story. Nearby Faro also offers many sites of historic interest.
Faro, with its international airport, is located 13km south east of Almancil.
There is so much to see and do within the Algarve, which is why we have put together and will continue to update our "The Algarve Experience" bringing you everything that is the Algarve. If you haven't holiday'd here before then please read our guide and call us to ask any questions.
Currently Azure Holidays specialise only in providing luxury holiday rentals in the Algarve, to view all our luxury villas by resort we have created the following pages.
View all our luxury villas in the Algarve:
- Luxury Rentals in Quinta Do Lago
- Luxury Rentals in Vale Do Lobo
- Luxury Rentals in Dunas Douradas
- Luxury Rentals in Quinta Verde
We have Algarve holiday rentals in Quinta Do Lago, Vale Do Lobo, Dunas Douradas, Quinta Do Mar, Quinta Verde, Varandas Do Lago, Almancil, Vila Sol, Loule and Vilamoura.
Known as the Golden Triangle, this is a beautiful destination where life rolls by at a relaxing place with 300 days of sunshine per year and a quality of villa that you would expect in a luxury destination. Relatively new compared to Marbella we have a lot of modern stylish villas through to rustic and family themed holiday homes perfect for any occassion.