My partner and I have been visiting Vale de Carros since 2003, only missed one year.
The two-storey white-washed apartments and studios are set in clusters around beautifully maintained gardens and are furnished in typical Portuguese style - heavy pine furniture, which may not be to everyone's taste. Ground floor one-bedroom apartments have a patio/garden area and first floor studios have an enormous balcony.
There are two swimming pools, one by the bar/restaurant and a smaller one further down the complex which is so, so peaceful. Food in the bar/restaurant is excellent quality and very reasonably priced. Breakfasts (lots of options to choose from) are served until mid-day and
snacks and main meals are available until 9 pm.
Vale de Carros is set in a peaceful location (but don't forget that this is Portugal so expect cockerels shouting early morning). It is only a five minutes walk to Acoteias where there are bars, restaurants, newsagent and well-stocked supermarket. Restaurants range from Portuguese, Italian and Chinese and highly recommended is Hugos, where Hugo and his wife serve wonderful snacks and main meals throughout the day and evening.
Vale de Carros is ideal for parents with young children and for couples but maybe would not suit older teenagers (too quiet). But the bright lights of Albufeira are only a ten minutes taxi drive away (cost around 12 Euros)
We love it and will hopefully return next year.
Lindsay and Mike
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- Also Known As:
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