Loule Holiday Guide
A traditional Portuguese town just 10 minutes from the beach
Charming and historic Loulé is an
active market town and an attractive destination from which to
explore the golden beaches and inland villages on this stretch of
the Algarve. It's one of the oldest towns in the region, located at
the foothills of the Algarve mountains.
Loulé is perhaps best known for its Saturday fair that attracts thousands of tourists from all over the region to buy local crafts and souvenirs made from copper, leather, cane and wood.
As the centre of the Algarve's crafts industry, Loulé's maze of narrow, white streets are home to many craftsmen carrying on fascinating, age-old traditions. There's plenty of history to explore in the town with an imposing Moorish castle, churches and monasteries all offering sites of interest.
As a district town Loulé has all facilities holidaymakers could need close at hand.
The town has many easily accessible blue flag beaches in the surrounding areas, some with protected sand dune reserves, others backed by stunning orange cliffs. Keen golfers will not be disappointed either as there are many top-quality courses nearby.
If you're visiting outside the summer season, try to time your visit with the spectacular annual 5-day carnival in February - considered to be one of the most colourful and flamboyant in Portugal - or the almond blossom celebrations also in early spring.
Inland villages easily accessible from Loulé include Alte with its traditional whitewashed houses, rural architecture and folk music, Paderne with its hilltop castle ruins, and the stalactite caves at Querenca. The small village of Benafim is also within easy reach of Loulé, reflecting a traditional way of life from Arab times.
Loulé is just 18km from Faro.
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.