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  • Vila Gale Albacora

    Idyllic hotel in Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, only minutes from beach

    Description

    The 4 star Resort Hotel Vila Gale Albacora is uniquely located in the Ria Formosa Natural Park, the last paradise of the Algarve, with stunning views of the Tavira and Cabana islands. The Algarve is famous for its wonderful, long, sandy beaches and the best beach in the area, on Tavira Island, is reached by a ferry boat from the hotel. Other beaches are less than a 5 minute walk away.

    Built on the site of a former tuna fishing village this beautiful resort hotel is set in lush landscaped gardens, with winding paths surrounded by mature trees in scented gardens. The resort has a small museum and a Chapel which still celebrates weddings and christenings.

    The Vila Gale Albacora has 157 en-suite bedrooms and 4 Junior. All are comfortably furnished and have a furnished patio area with views of the gardens and surrounding countryside. All rooms are air conditioned and have direct dial telephone, wi-fi, Satellite TV, radio, safe, mini-bar and hair dryer. Family rooms, non-smoking rooms and rooms for disabled persons are available.

    There are 2 bars and lounges with large, comfortable seating areas and a terrace overlooking the pool. All provide the perfect location for winding down and relaxing with a glass of the excellent local wines or a cocktail. For dining there are 2 very good restaurants buffet and à la carte and, subject to weather, you may care to dine al fresco.

    The resort’s health club incorporates a fitness centre with gymnasium and the Spa and Wellness centre offers massage. There is also an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi.

    Other facilities at the resort include a large outdoor pool, furnished terrace, children’s play area, 24 hour room service, games room, newspapers, luggage storage, laundry service, currency exchange, car hire, free wifi in all areas.

    There are parking facilities outside the hotel.

    The resort hotel has 4 conference rooms which are suitable for banquets, meetings and events of all types. Activities in the area include sightseeing, water sports, disco, bird watching, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing and boating. The resort provides a courtesy bus to Tavira.

    The Algarve is also famous for its wonderful golf courses, the nearest one, Benamor golf, is only 6 kms away. Golf courses in the area can be seen at Algarve Golf Courses.

    Pets are not allowed.

    Hotel Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Outdoor pool for adults and children
    • Indoor Heated pool
    • Spa
    • Children’s playground
    • Terrace
    • Free wi-fi
    • Tuna fishing Museum
    • Games room
    • Business Centre
    • 24h reception
    • Room service
    • Laundry service
    • Parking

    Activities Nearby

    • Historic villages
    • Golf
    • Fishing
    • Jeep tours
    • Boat tours
    • Walking
    • Bird watching
    • Canoeing
    • Scuba diving
    • Museums
    • Guided tours

    Other Information

    • Faro airport is 51 kms
    • Rooms for disabled persons available
    • Family rooms
    • Excellent conference/meeting facilities
    • Tavira Railway Station: 4.5 kms
    • RNET 1047

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    Hotel Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Outdoor pool for adults and children
    • Indoor Heated pool
    • Spa
    • Children’s playground
    • Terrace
    • Free wi-fi
    • Tuna fishing Museum
    • Games room
    • Business Centre
    • 24h reception
    • Room service
    • Laundry service
    • Parking
    Activities Nearby
    • Historic villages
    • Golf
    • Fishing
    • Jeep tours
    • Boat tours
    • Walking
    • Bird watching
    • Canoeing
    • Scuba diving
    • Museums
    • Guided tours

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    Address: 
    Quatro Águas
    8800-901 Tavira

    Surrounding area: 

    • Faro (93 kms): The capital of the Algarve with a well-preserved medieval old town and surprisingly quiet beaches.
    • Ria Formosa Natural Park (39 kms): This lagoon, formed of 6 barrier islands, is a stopping place for hundreds of varieties of birds during their migration periods.
    • Castle of Tavira (5 kms): The castle was built and rebuilt over the centuries, first by the Moors and later by the Portuguese king D. Dinis during the 13th century. In the 1755 earthquake the town and castle suffered severe destruction.
    • Olhao (31 kms): One of the largest fishing ports in The Algarve. It is well known for its lively fish markets and nearby restaurants.