The Vale do Lobo is one of the Algarve's premier and exclusive resorts. Located within the so-called 'Golden Triangle' it is known for its upmarket hotels, high end golf courses and pristine beaches.
Directly in front of the Vale do Lobo resort is the long sandy beach. Stretching for just over a kilometre the beach is backed by the typical Algarve ochre-coloured cliffs.
This section of the Algarve is something of a golfer's paradise. The beach here is backed by two of the coast's finest courses; the Royal Golf Course and the Ocean Golf Course. In fact the Vale do Lobo was voted the Best Hotel / Resort in Portugal by the prestigious British magazine "Today's Golfer" in 2013.
Given the upmarket nature of the Vale do Lobo it is no surprise that the beach has been awarded a Blue Flag consistently since 1987.