Gale Hotels Algarve, Portugal

Gale is a tranquil beach resort, comprising mainly villa accommodation and boasting 5km of sandy beach which stretches past the Salgados Golf Course and on to Armacao de Pera.

The resort offers many beach bars and restaurants, cliff top walks and a quiet and laid back atmosphere with the option of the Albufeira nightlife a short taxi ride away.

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Gale

Gale is ideal for a relaxing beach holiday with the option of watersports at the beach, Praia de Gale and, easy access to golf, shopping and leisure attractions such as Zoo Marine and the Slide and Splash waterpark.

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Bayside Salgados Apartments Photograph of Bayside Salgados Apartments
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Located close to the Salgados Golf Course and just under 1km from the long sandy beach of Salgados, the Bayside Salgados offers simple self-catering accommodation with a friendly atmosphere....

4.3 / 5 from 12 reviews

Salgados Vila Das Lagoas Apartments Photograph of Salgados Vila Das Lagoas Apartments
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The Salgados Vila Das Lagoas Apartments are perfect for those seeking the comforts of home with well equipped self-catering accommodation in a peaceful location close to the beach....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Jardins Vale De Parra Apartments Photograph of Jardins Vale De Parra Apartments
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Well equipped self-catering apartments, set around the swimming pool in the Vale de Parra area, approx 2km from Gale beach....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Vila Gale Praia Hotel Photograph of Vila Gale Praia Hotel
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Overlooking the Gale Beach, the Vila Gale Praia Hotel is an adult only property offering comfortable guest accommodation and access to an outdoor pool and a health club with jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish...

4.9 / 5 from 13 reviews

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The Glenridge Beach and Golf Resort is a small complex of 29 apartments situated in a central location for easy access to the beach, nearby golf courses and resort centre....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Well equipped accommodation with two, three and four bedroom villas, perfect for a family self-catering holiday next to the Salgados Golf Course and close to the beach....

5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Sao Rafael Suite Hotel Photograph of Sao Rafael Suite Hotel
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Located close to the beach of Sao Rafael on the outskirts of Albufeira, this deluxe hotel has modern furnishings, panoramic elevators and a good range of facilities on-site including indoor and outdoo...

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Vila Gale Atlantico Hotel Photograph of Vila Gale Atlantico Hotel
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The Vila Gale Atlantico Hotel is located just 300m from the Gale Beach, offering guests comfortable accommodation with access to indoor and outdoor pools, a childrens pool, a games room and a health c...

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

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A small hotel offering great value for money with comfortable accommodation within easy reach of two beaches....

4 / 5 from 3 reviews

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Villa Indigo sits at the end of a terrace of five villas, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms is able to accommodate up to 8 people. The property is within walking distance of the beach, a supermark...

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Villa Serpa Photograph of Villa Serpa
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A four bedroom detached villa with a private pool and an outdoor summer kitchen with barbecue for alfresco meals. The beach and resort amenities are just a short walk away...

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Baia Grande Hotel Photograph of Baia Grande Hotel
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The Baia Grande Hotel is located in Sesmarias on the outskirts of Albufeira (approx 3km away) and around 1km from the Praia da Coelha beach....

3.8 / 5 from 5 reviews

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In easy reach of the beaches and resort centre, this traditional style villa has three bedrooms and a garden to three sides, with a private swimming pool....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Offering good value for money, the Maritur Hotel provides a comfortable base for exploring the Algarve. Facilities at the hotel includes indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzi, gym and tennis court....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Situated on the outskirts of Albufeira, the Sao Rafael Atlantico Hotel is set on a cliff top overlooking the Sao Rafael beach, providing comfortable and well equipped guest rooms, along with 3 outdoor...

4.7 / 5 from 3 reviews

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The Salgados Palace Hotel is situated beside the Salgados Golf Course and just a short walk from the Salgados beach and the Salgados Lagoon. This 5-star hotel offers comfortable guest accommodation, w...

4.6 / 5 from 5 reviews

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In easy reach of the beaches, the villa enjoys a quiet corner plot with a swimming pool and access to outside space from most rooms....

1 / 5 from 1 reviews

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The one and two bedroom apartments at the Ponte Grande Resort offer comfortable accommodation with access to an outdoor swimming pool, kids pool, mini-golf, giant chess and a playground....

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The hotel is located in front of the Salgados beach accessed by wooden walkways and is adjacent to the Salgados golf course, a family friendly property with facilities for both adults and children to ...

Vila Channa Hotel Photograph of Vila Channa Hotel
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The Vila Channa Hotel is an adult only hotel with 18 guest rooms over 3 floors. The hotel offers simple accommodation approx 800m from the beach....

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Spacious 4 bedroom, town-house style villa with a private pool and, in walking distance of the beaches, bars and restaurants....

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Offering comfortable furnishings, a secluded garden and private pool, this 4 bedroom detached villa is in a peaceful residential area and sleeps up to 9 people....

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One of a group of three terraced villas, the Villa Estella has 3 bedrooms, a well maintained garden with a private pool and is conveniently located for the resort amenities....

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Set at the end of a terrace of three villas, the Villa Lena sleeps up to 8 people and has its own pool and well maintained garden, just a short stroll from the resort centre....

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A spacious villa, sleeping up to 7 people with a private pool and situated within walking distance of the beach and restaurants....

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A modern three bedroom villa, on the end of a terrace of five villas, with a private pool and conveniently located for the beaches and local amenities....

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The Villa Visamar offers a private pool has four bedrooms, ideal for larger families and friends and, is located in a quiet area within easy reach of resort amenities. A family friendly property with ...

Gale Reviews

Holiday Date:17th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Vila Gale Praia Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

A quiet resort. Marvellous beach. A selection of restaurants.

Holiday Date:16th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Baia Grande Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(3 suns)

Pleasant resort but not much going on, have to get taxi to old town which is about 7 euro.

Holiday Date:28th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Jardins Vale De Parra Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Pool View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

The local beaches were just perfect even though Gale was very busy oh and the sea was freezing!

Holiday Date:20th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Salgados Vila Das Lagoas Apartments
Room:3 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Lovely beaches.

Holiday Date:12th Jun 2017
Accommodation:Bayside Salgados Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Just lacking in some entertainment.

Holiday Date:12th Jun 2017
Accommodation:Bayside Salgados Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Nice resort. Quiet. Nice places to eat, especially on the beach. Good golf course but bit pricey. Regular bus into Albufeira old town.

Holiday Date:12th Jun 2017
Accommodation:Bayside Salgados Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(3 suns)

Nothing much to do in the area. It would be advised to hire a car as there are attractions a drive away. Good supermarket, reasonable prices lovely fresh bread every day. Play area for kids. Gardens were the best I have seen on any site, a credit to the gardener. Beach about 25 minutes away worth a visit.

Holiday Date:11th Jun 2017
Accommodation:Baia Grande Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(2 suns)

Very isolated and not many facilities apart from Dom Dinis restaurant.

Holiday Date:9th Jun 2017
Accommodation:Glenridge Beach and Golf Resort
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Needs to be developed a bit more, few more bars restaurants and it would be terrific.

Holiday Date:16th May 2017
Accommodation:Bayside Salgados Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Quiet but for us perfect.

Holiday Date:4th May 2017
Accommodation:Bayside Salgados Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Beautiful beaches with good water sports and nice to see lifeguards on the beach.

Holiday Date:23rd Apr 2017
Accommodation:Bayside Salgados Apartments
Room:Studio - Economy
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

The cafe on the corner, near to the complex, offers a really good choice of meals throughout the day. The beaches are great, well worth a visit and spending a relaxing day on them, with numerous beach bars to purchase drinks and snacks. There are plenty of attractions to book close by and further afield. The sightseeing bus throughout Albufeira is a great way to get around and see the sights, allowing you to jump on/off the bus at many different stops.

Holiday Date:15th Mar 2017
Accommodation:Bayside Salgados Apartments
Room:Studio - Economy
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Quiet location but that suited me.

Holiday Date:5th Oct 2016
Accommodation:Vila Gale Praia Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Quiet and relaxing, beautiful beach.

Holiday Date:22nd Sep 2016
Accommodation:Torre Velha Hotel
Room:Classic Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(3 suns)

Beaches beautiful, plenty of restaurants. Albuferia old town only 10 euros in a taxi. Plenty things for infants and children, water park etc.

Holiday Date:17th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Vila Gale Praia Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

There are a number of good quality restaurants nearby including some by the beach where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset.

Holiday Date:17th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Vila Gale Praia Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

There are a number of good quality restaurants nearby and beach restaurants where you can enjoy the sunset.

Holiday Date:15th Aug 2016
Accommodation:Vila Gale Atlantico Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

We have stayed in Gale for 8 years on the trot and we love it. It is not a bustling night life if that's what you're after but lots of lovely restaurants and the beach is lovely.

Holiday Date:9th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Vila Gale Praia Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Praia de Gale is a 2-3 minute walk from the hotel. The beach was a great family beach, plenty of space for everyone. At the beach are 3 cafes/bars/restaurants, and you can walk along the coast in both directions to reach other bars and restaurants. It was a great spot without too many British tourists - it seemed to be where the Portuguese go for their beach days out which made for a very pleasant atmosphere.

Holiday Date:24th May 2016
Accommodation:Torre Velha Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

The beaches here are fab. Gale has a regular bus route to various places. It was easy to travel to Albufeira. The open top sightseeing bus is a must. Plenty of local restaurants to choose from.

Holiday Date:16th May 2016
Accommodation:Bayside Salgados Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

We prefer a quite holiday and Gale is perfect for this.

Holiday Date:16th May 2016
Accommodation:Baia Grande Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Wonderful beaches and some excellent restaurants within walking distance.

Holiday Date:23rd Sep 2015
Accommodation:Torre Velha Hotel
Room:Classic Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Everything you need at the resort, loads of beaches and restaurants in walking distance.

Holiday Date:20th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Bayside Salgados Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Gale is a bit off the beaten track, but if you want to escape and have a relaxing holiday, this is an ideal area. The nearby beaches are the best to be found. A nearby supermarket is available that stocks a wide range of products or within a short walk restaurants to choose from.

Holiday Date:11th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Vila Gale Praia Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

The hotel is well situated a short walk from the beach. There are a few bars along the beach within easy walking distance. As we were on half board we didn't need to hire a car.

Holiday Date:3rd Aug 2015
Accommodation:Salgados Palace Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Golf View
Board:Half Board
(3 suns)

Still being developed, can see it's expanding, would be nice to see a few bars and restaurants appear to give a little variety, but then again around 5 stars and all inclusive hotels why would it.

Holiday Date:19th Jul 2015
Accommodation:Vidamar Algarve Villas
Room:2 Bedroom Townhouse
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Pools were great and easy 5 min walk to the beach made this a very good family option. Kids club was well run too. Split 4-8 and 9-12 and runs 10-12-30 and 2-30-5. Staff are very kind and caring to the children. They speak several languages but primarily use Portuguese and English.

Holiday Date:18th Jul 2015
Accommodation:Villa Indigo
Room:3 Bedroom Villa - With Pool
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Lovely, quiet, beautiful beach. Galieo restaurant near beach, great food and watched sunset over the beach whilst eating our food. Calibro, food and drink great lovely staff.

Holiday Date:6th Jul 2015
Accommodation:Vidamar Algarve Villas
Room:2 Bedroom Villa
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Beach very nice and restaurants all lovely.

Holiday Date:25th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Vila Gale Praia Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

One of the best beaches you could visit!

Holiday Date:12th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Salgados Vila Das Lagoas Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Apt
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Nice but you need a car like we had really.

Holiday Date:23rd May 2015
Accommodation:Vidamar Algarve Villas
Room:3 Bedroom Townhouse
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

We loved the peace and quiet of Gale and its stunning beaches. It was also close to Algarve shopping and Zoomarine.

Holiday Date:17th May 2015
Accommodation:Bayside Salgados Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Beautiful quiet beaches.

Holiday Date:25th Apr 2015
Accommodation:Villa Serpa
Room:3 Bedroom Villa - With Pool
Board:Self Catering
(1 suns)

Nothing there, dog muck all over and overflow bins. Nothing to do, on a plus side the supermarket is very good.

Holiday Date:10th Oct 2014
Accommodation:Salgados Palace Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

The resort was very nice. 10 minutes from attractions but far enough away for some peace and quiet. You will need a car.

Holiday Date:9th Oct 2014
Accommodation:Vila Gale Praia Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Small and quiet, which is what we wanted. Only 3 beach bars/restaurants for the evening without going into Alberfiera. Wonderful beach.

Holiday Date:4th Sep 2014
Accommodation:Baia Grande Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Promo
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Gale Resort is awesome and very child friendly.

Holiday Date:30th Aug 2014
Accommodation:Vila Gale Praia Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Wonderful beach with good beach restaurants for both day and night. Very busy with locals but a safe place to stay. Excellent beach facilities for all ages.

Holiday Date:29th Jul 2014
Accommodation:Baia Grande Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Suite - Pool/pool View
Board:Half Board
(3 suns)

Gale area is quiet, but has some of the best beaches in the Algarve. Make sure you visit Sao Rafael beach, the most gorgeous. The Praia da Coelha which is 10 min walk from Baia Grande too is brilliant especially in the evenings. Personally, we enjoyed the Praia Gale beach but it got very busy after midday. Slide and splash excursion is def recommended and the the whole park is so well organised and systematic. Old town in Albufeira is good for the usual souvenir shopping etc. Would have loved to go to Seville for a day trip, but never found the time to book it.

Holiday Date:27th Jul 2014
Accommodation:Vila Gale Praia Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Very quiet resort. Don't come here if you are looking for a party! Just perfect for very young families or adults wanting to relax.

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Beaches

There are 3 beaches in Gale, one of which is said to be one of the best in the Algarve. The main beach is a long stretch of golden sand with sunbeds for hire and a selection of watersports available. There are beachside cafes and bars for refreshments during the day or indeed at night. The beaches here are all supervised by a lifeguard during the summer season.

Gale Oeste is a continuation of the long stretch of sands and is backed by sand dunes. Again there are sunbeds for hire, watersports and a beach restaurant. There is a car park behind the beach and there are boarded walkways with ramps for easy access for wheelchair users and buggies for children. There are also special beach buggies available for disabled visitors.

Lorenco beach is a small sandy bay which is surrounded by shallow rock formations. There is a carpark here and there is good access for disabled visitors.

Things to Do

Gale is a pretty resort with shady orange groves and ancient figs trees but there really isn't a lot going on, life is generally centred around the beach.

If you want a break from the beach then you can grab a taxi and visit nearby Albufeira for a spot of shopping or perhaps just a wander.

Out and About

There are a couple of supermarkets in Gale so you will not be stuck for the basics. There are also a few little shops dotted around the resort. The shops in Gale are ok for food and holiday essentials but if you are looking for something specific, you may want to head to the large shopping mall which is approx 7km away and is home to a large supermarket and some designer shops for those who need their shopping fix.

There is a decent selection of bars and restaurants in Gale, some of which are positioned down at the beach. No matter what your taste or budget is, I'm sure you will find something to your liking.

If it's a party atmosphere you are after then this place is not for you but a good selection of bars and nightclubs can be found in Albufeira which is just a short drive away.

Nearby Attractions

As well has having a good selection of shops, the Algarve Shopping centre also has a cinema and ten pin bowling, so there is plenty to keep everyone occupied if shopping is not your thing.

Zoo Marine is just 15 minutes away and is also a great day out, offering many different attractions and activities and even the opportunity to swim with dolphins. The park can get busy so it is advisable to pre book the dolphin experience.

Although there are a couple of waterparks nearby, Slide and Splash Water Park in Lagoa is certainly worth a visit. It is open from April to October and offers great fun for all the family. The park is said to be one of the biggest waterparks in Europe and offers a variety of slides and attractions for everyone to enjoy.

The area is very popular with golfers and you will find many quality golf courses in the vicinity.

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