|Founded in 1962 by Trusthouse Forte plc and Costain plc, both well-known multi- nationals, Vale do Lobo was the first development in the Algarve.|
At that time, the Algarve was mainly inhabited by farmers and fishermen. It was only after the establishment of Vale do Lobo, its five star Dona Filipa Hotel and the first golf course, that Faro International Airport was opened.
Sander van Gelder, a Dutch entrepreneur, discovered Vale do Lobo during a holiday in the mid 1970s, and recognising its potential, he bought the resort and moved to Portugal in 1977.
1500 beautiful homes have already been built along Vale do Lobo´s 2km of golden beach and intertwined with its two championship golf courses – and there are plans for approximately 500 more.
Vale do Lobo is home to two challenging and outstanding golf courses – The Royal and the Ocean. Based on original concepts by the legendary Sir Henry Cotton and re-developed by the respected American golf architect Rocky Roquemore, the Vale do Lobo courses have twice been host to the Portuguese Open.
Vale do Lobo has an enviable reputation in offering an extensive range of sporting and leisure facilities, with something for every member of the family to enjoy. Discover two kilometres of golden beach, top international cuisine, year-round events and all the services one could ever need, harnessed in a single destination.
Situated just 20 minutes from Faro International Airport in a location of breathtaking natural beauty, the resort offers the ideal environment for your holiday, with top-quality accommodation ranging from modern apartments to luxury detached villas with golf and/or sea views.
The Royal Spa at Vale do Lobo is a world of absolute relaxation and comfort, where the sound of running water melts into the scent of essential oils, as one lets go of the stresses of the world outside.
Vale do Lobo prides itself on offering the most extensive range of sporting and leisure facilities in the Algarve, with something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Many different sports are available, including water and beach sports, mini-golf, football, spinning and yoga – but the most popular are, without a doubt, golf and tennis.
Vale do Lobo has been setting the highest standards for not only quality tourism and luxury real estate, but also memorable events, in Portugal for 45 years.
An exclusive self-contained community, Vale do Lobo ensures that everything its residents and guests could need is close at hand, including a bank, newsagent, well stocked supermarket and even an insurance broker and car hire.
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