THINGS TO DO NEARBY

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE BEACHES, RESTAURANTS AND ACTIVITES IN OUR LOVELY NEIGHBOURHOOD AROUND GALÉ AND ALBUFEIRA. YOU WILL ALSO FIND TOP SIGHTS AND TOWNS TO VISIT ALONG THE COAST.

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NEARBY BEACHES

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LOURENÇO BEACH

This is the closest beach from Petit-Hem. A small, local beach surrounded by beautiful natural dunes and big stones. ​

 

Walking: 18min | Car: 4min

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CASTELO BEACH

The Castelo beach is a stunning spot with clear blue water, soft sand, and beautiful rocks. A true hidden gem away from the crowds.

Car: 5min

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ACTIVITIES

SURF & WATER SPORT

The nearby beaches offer surf lessons, jetski, parasailing, banana boats and other fun water activities.

 

​Car: 5 min

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ACTIVITIES

CYCLING

There are plenty of pretty cycling routes in the area. If you are interested in renting a bike, let us know and we will help.

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NEARBY RESTAURANTS

LOCAL FLAVOURS

A Grelha Do Ti-Manel is one of the best fish and seafood restaurants in the area. A local spot for fresh and delicious grilled fish for affordable prices.

 

Walking: 13 min | Car: 2 min

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SWEET TREATS

Doçaria Almeixar is a popular café with an extensive menu; sandwiches, homemade ice cream, milkshakes, cakes, pastries and more.

 

Walking: 9 min | Car: 2 min

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THINGS TO SEE

BENAGIL CAVES

Visit the famous and incredible sea caves of Benagil. It is best explored by kayaking or stand-up paddle as it allows you to enter the sea cave, but can also be visited by boat.

 

Car: 25 min

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FERRAGUDO

A charming riverside fishing village with colourful houses, narrow cobbled streets and great seafood restaurants. A visit here is a must if you are looking for an authentic and traditional Algarve.

 

Car: 30 min

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NEARBY BEACHES

GALÉ BEACH

Galé beach offers long stretches of golden sand. It is the main beach in the area, thus more popular. Here you will find surf lessons, SUP tours, beach bar, restaurants, and fantastic sunsets.

Walking: 23min | Car: 5min

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ACTIVITIES

GOLFING

The nearby 18 holes Salgados golf course is located within a beautiful, natural wildlife reserve.

 

Car: 5 min

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ACTIVITIES

SUP & KAYAK TOURS

Join a stand-up paddle or kayak tour and explore stunning beaches and impressive caves with a friendly guide. ​

 

Car: 5 min

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ACTIVITIES

HORSE RIDING

Enjoy horse riding tours on the beach and through the countryside with gorgeous horses from the Quinta da Saudade stables. ​

 

Car: 7 min

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NEARBY RESTAURANTS

PIZZA & PASTA

Bellavita is one of my favorite Italian restaurant in the area, with an extensive menu where every dish is delicious. Great outdoor terrace and lovely service as well.

 

Walking: 22 min | Car: 4 min

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FINE DINING

Vila Joya is the only restaurant in Portugal with 2 Michelin stars, this is the best fine dining experience Algarve has to offer.

 

Walking: 20 min | Car: 3 min

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SILVES

Silves is a historical medieval town surrounded by citrus trees and vineyards. Here you can enjoy beautiful views, a hilltop castle, and a charming old town.

 

Car: 25 min

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LAGOS

Lagos has a fun and lively vibe, with a cute old town, lovely markets, great cafés, bars and, restaurants. Make a stop at the famous Ponta de Piedade to see impressive rock formations and cliffs. ​

 

Car: 45 min

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NEARBY BEACHES

SÃO RAFAEL BEACH

São Rafael is an absolutely stunning beach with impressive cliffs as far as the eye can reach. It is a popular beach during high-season and has a more lively vibe.

 

Car: 7min

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ACTIVITIES

SPA

Pamper yourself with a day at the spa. The Osmos wellness center offers a wide range of relaxing spa and beauty treatments.

 

Car: 5 min

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ACTIVITIES

BEACH HIKE

One of my favorite things to do is to walk along the coast. Hike from Galé beach to Praia de Arrifes, to enjoy breathtaking views of the beach and ocean.

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WINE TASTING

Learn more about Algarvian wine at the charming Morgado do Quintão, a historical and charming wine estate. Savor premium wines and traditional petiscos. ​

 

Car: 20 min

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PORTUGUESE FOOD

O Marinheiro is a true gem serving Portuguese food with a modern twist, excellent flavors and great service. Walking:

20 min | Car: 4 min

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ALBUFEIRA

Albufeira is one of the most popular destinations in the Algarve. Here you'll find a charming old town, beach walk, cute little shops, lively bars, and restaurants. ​

 

Car: 10 min

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THINGS TO SEE

ALGAR SECO

Follow the Algar Seco and Carvoeiro boardwalk to discover hundreds of meters of fascinating coastline, with impressive rock formations and grottoes.

 

Car: 30 min