Local Area Information

Villa Trinity is situated in a fantastic residential location, located between Sesmarias and the wide but central area of Gale, just a 40 minutes drive from Faro airport and a few minutes west of Albufeira, perfect for those who just want to relax by the pool or on the beach, or those who look for more active holidays, golf, fishing, scuba diving, nightlife, shopping, great restaurants, family parks, water sports, culture, history and just enjoy the sun.

There are restaurants within 300 metres/10-20 minutes from the residential area and walk to the beautiful secluded Lourenço beach with beach bar restaurant serving fresh seafood and piri piri chicken, or burger for the kids. Tis is one of our favourite restaurants.

Lourenço beach is a small, sheltered sandy bay surrounded by shallow rock formations just to the east of Galé beach. There is a small carpark right behind the beach with reserved spaces for disabled visitors and access both to the restaurant and beach via wooden walkways and ramps.

The Commercial Centre, has a supermarket and a cafe serving a fantastic selection of cakes and pastries and free Wi-Fi access and is within a few minutes walking distance.   The Apolonia super market does fantastic marinated fresh bbq food! is only a two minutes drive or about 15 minutes’ walk.

The popular Gale beach has 5kms long stretch of sandy beach and is only 1.5kms away. The beach and golf course of Salgados beach is only 5 minutes drive, and now has the new hotel complex has a great pizza restaurant set in a fantastic location. He there are all the other top golf courses the Algarve has to offer all within 20-40 minutes drive. There are more beaches in the vicinity which are worth visiting, such as São Rafael, Evaristo and Coelho beach. Most of them have wonderful beach bars with toilet and shower facilities, restaurants and snack bars (sea food recommended!) where you can enjoy the sea view and the natural beauty of the various coves and long stretches of sand.

There is a good choice of bars and restaurants in and around Galé, including restaurants at Galé beach and Manuel Lourenço beach and several more - Pedras Amerelas on Gale beach, with a fabulous covered modern chill out cocktail bar on the outside deck, "Quinta da Gale" (Bar - Grill- Pizzeria), "Pôr do Sol Restaurant and Cocktail Bar", "The View Bar and Diner", "The Curry Club" and "O Amigo Restaurant and Snack Bar" within approximately a 1km stretch from the Galé Mar apartments heading towards Albufeira . For anyone looking for a special dining experience then look no further than the Michelin 2 Star Vila Joya restaurant opposite Vila Galé Praia hotel, try and find their amazing chill out bar on the beach!

The Albufeira marina is only a 10 minute drive away and offers a wide selection of bars and restaurants. Albufeira town is where you will find an active nightlife for the ones seeking for entertainment, or a shopping paradise for all tastes and pockets in the cobbled pedestrian streets. Albufeira old town has a more traditional feel to it and some lovely restaurants overlooking the cliffs out to sea.

Guia is the famous small village for its chicken piri piri restaurants also has the large Algarve Shopping Centre, an open air centre with free parking, open until 11pm with shops to suit all tastes including Zara, Body Shop; Continente (huge and good value) supermarket and budget and fast food restaurants and cinema. There is also a bowling alley for a fun evening with the kids. There is a small market on the road into Guia on Friday mornings.

There is also a variety of water parks nearby (within a 20 kms range), including Zoomarine theme park (where you can swim with the dolphins) and through the year you will have the chance to come across several festivals, fairs and markets that area worth a visit.

As there is so much on offerin the Algarve, places to go, things to see and do. I have provided a selection of useful links which I hope will help you find what you are looking for to make planning your holiday as interesting and fun packed as you want. Just follow the links and discover just how much there is!

You can find out more about the Albufeira Local events including festivals and markets.

Here you can find plenty of things to do including tours and attractions to book online.

Tripadvisor Albufeira Attractions