Dunas Douradas

Location Information

Our villa is located in Dunas Douradas which is an upmarket, luxury development, situated by the beaches of ‘Praia do Garrao’ and ‘Praia do Ancao’ between Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. The Dunas Douradas Resort is snuggled amongst 76 acres of landscaped African pine trees and beautifully maintained villas.

The Golden Triangle

The area is called the ‘Golden Triangle’ maybe because of the beautiful sandy beaches in walking distance from the villas or maybe simply it is the jewel of the Algarve with some of the most beautiful architecture and stunning natural scenery that you will enjoy.

About Dunas Douradas

Dunas Douradas is a safe, family-friendly resort with a large roman style communal pool and a children’s pool. Onsite in Dunas Douradas is a pool-bar serving all-day food and also Xenia’s Restaurant open for lunch and dinner. There is also a communal bbq area to enjoy cooking a few sausages and getting to know the other guests in the Resort.

The Dunas Douradas Resort Reception area is open 24 hours a day, where the friendly staff will help you with anything from booking tours and discount golf to recommending one of the many excellent restaurants in the area. There are two tennis courts in Dunas Douradas with a resident pro for lessons for all ages. The Dunas Douradas resort is guarded by 24 hour security ensuring a safe and friendly environment to relax and enjoy a peaceful holiday.

Beaches Near Dunas Douradas

There are two beaches within a short walking distance from our villa – Praia Do Ancao and Praia do Garrao – both beaches are long, open, flat beaches with the trademark red cliff beach beach of Vale Do Lobo to the west and the to the windswept, deserted beaches heading towards Faro Island. There is beach space for everyone and to suit every one and every family.

During the summer season there are lifeguards on safety patrol from early in the morning until sunset. There are beach concessions offer all the water sports facilities you would want including, banana boats, canoes, pedalo’s, surf boards, kayaks, para sailing, water skiing, jet skis, donut water rides along with great restaurant food & bars.

The beaches of Praia do Garrao & Praia Do Ancao fronts the chic area of Dunas Douradas holiday resort located between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. This beach is easily reached by walking from our villa or for the mobility impaired you can easily drive and park your car and walk across the lagoon on the wooden walkway to the beach.

Praia do Garrao

The area of Praia do Garrao is popular for its beach restaurants and is sometimes referred to as ‘Julias’. The name ‘Julias’ comes from a local lady and flamboyant character who opened the first beach bar at the time when access was either by horse or by a very sandy road through the pine trees.

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Top 10 Restaurants in the Dunas Douradas local area

  1. Sao Gabriel Restaurant, Almancil
  2. Casa Velha, Quinta Do Lago
  3. Albatroz Restaurant and Didi Cocktail bar,
    Dunas Douradas Beach Club
  4. Gourmet Natural at The Ermitage, Almancil
  5. D Lounge, Quinta do Lago
  6. BJ’s Oceanside Restaurant, Almargem Beach, Almancil
  7. Julia’s Restaurant, Praia Do Ancao
  8. Restaurant Pequeno Mundo
  9. Bistro D’ez Ates
  10. Couleur France Restaurant

What can I do when I holiday in Dunas Douradas, Algarve, Portugal

The Dunas Douradas resort is very popular resort due to its accessible locality and ease of access to the clean beaches, gastronomic eateries and sporting facilities – both land based sports and water based sports in the area. Just a short walk along calcada pathways, through gardens and golden sand dunes you find yourself on ‘Praia do Garrao’ the beach for Dunas Douradas which you will enjoy eating and drinking in some best beach bars in the whole of the Algarve region.

Places to visit on holiday in Dunas Douradas, Algarve, Portugal

Dunas Douradas is the perfect location for keen golfers with the famous golf courses of Quinta do Logo and Vale do Lobo only a few minutes drive. Once on the golf courses you will be testing your game against the greens and quick fairways, always keep a look out too for celebrities and famous sports people alike – Quinta Do Lago and Vale do Lobo and indeed Dunas Douradas has many famous villa owners who enjoy the stunning scenery and delightful climate that the Algarve offers all year round.

Weather in Dunas Douradas, Algarve, Portugal

Enjoy a relaxing holiday in a wonderful villa in Dunas Douradas at any time of the year. The Algarve has consistent and enjoyably warm summer months with temperatures in the high 30’s Dunas Douradas’ proximity to both the beach and having your own private swimming pool in your villa, makes holidaying here in Dunas Douradas easy. During the winter months, temperature is usually about 17°C and although there are not as many visitors like the summer months there is still plenty of entertainment to be enjoyed and places to explore.

Travel to Dunas Douradas, Algarve, Portugal

Our villa in Dunas Douradas are located just 20 minutes from Faro International Airport (FAO). From Northern Europe there regular flights to Faro and with so many airlines offering flights to Faro there is always cheap flights to be found. Enjoy reading about Dunas Douradas and we hope you find something that tempts you to come and holiday with us.

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