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Vale de Carros

Vale de Carros, Albufeira Portugal

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An off centre and rather rustic looking choice in a remote village, 5km to the NE of the resort centre. There is a mundane looking children’s clubroom on site which has no full time supervision.

Those preferring local entertainment and easy access to holiday amenities may wish to look elsewhere.

Attracts those who seek a tranquil, away from it all base with little to do other than stroll in the countryside and read in the gardens and by the pool..


A pleasant but dated string of bungalow style white painted buildings which part the narrow road and parking area from a rustic garden. The units are linked by narrow paths and there is a simple communal area at one end. All apartments have a garden terrace or small balcony.

Property type: Apartments

Balcony/Terrace: All

Storeys: 2

Built Year: 1985

Exterior: Low-rise


A tiny rustic reception does little to inspire. A small and functional bar is a little more inviting and also provides a drinks service to one of the pool areas. A limited supply of essentials is available in a small shop.

Rooms: 82


The rustic and extensive grounds feature many mature shrubs and olive trees. There are 2 sizeable pools, one at each end of the property, with both offering a supply of sun-loungers for gentle relaxation away from the hubbub of the resort areas.


Area Type: In the remote and off the beaten track hamlet of Vale de Carros, inland from the adjacent resort of Olhos d’Agua with its large cliff top hotels. The nearest village of any size is Acoteias, where there are a few shops and a couple of snack bars. There is very little in the immediate vicinity that may excite the tourist. A courtesy bus is sometimes provided, otherwise car hire is almost essential and there is plenty of parking available

Nearest beach: 5km (Olhos d’ Agua)

Map Ref: 73


  • Bars
    • Main Bar
  • Pools
    • Rectangular (16 yds)
    • Rectangular (16 yds)
    • Children’s pool/section (4 yds)
  • Public facilities
    • Children’s playground
    • Indoor games
    • Internet terminal(s)
    • Tennis courts
    • WiFi Access
  • In-room facilities
    • Minibar/fridge
    • Safes
    • Tea/Coffee making facilities
    • TV (English language)