Things to do in Gale Portugal – top tips
Are you looking ofr things to do in Gale Portugal. if you are you have come to the right place – we are HUGE fans and have just had the best holiday there.
A holiday to Gale Portugal
My little family of 4 have just come back from staying in the beautiful Villa Henriques in Gale Portugal. Such a gorgeous property and in such a stunning location we were actually quite heartbroken to leave. Such a happy and peaceful place.
We really enjoyed our time in Gale and here’s what we got up to there and some links to other activities you may be interested in.
Gale Portugal weather
The weather in Gale has been absolutley lovely each time we have visited form April through to June. You can take a peek at todays weather and for a few weeks ahead right here
The beaches in Gale Portugal
Gale is a lovely quiet area with 3 really beautiful beaches. We spent a lot of time on the beaches at Gale because they are simply breathtaking and unspoilt. Our favourite was…
Praia do Manuel Lourenço
Lourenço beach is small, and sandy bay with rock pools and rock formations just perfect for exploring. There is a cafe and a beautiful glass restaurant overlooking it and it has a small car park and great access. When we were there this beach wasn’t busy at all and it felt like we had stumbled on a little slice of paradise.
Praia da Galé Oeste
Galé Oeste in Gale Portugal is a lovely and very long stretch of sandy beach. There is a beach restaurant, lots of watersports and a lovely restaurant and a large car park. We found this the perfect spot to watch the sun go down.
Praia da Galé Leste
Along Galé Leste there are various rocky areas and perfect little coves…a lovely beach if you prefer things less busy and your scenery a little wilder.
So that is the beautiful beaches..so gorgeous we didn’t do much else!
Restaurants in Gale Portugal
We self-catered mainly as our lovely villa was so well equipped but we did try a couple of the local beach restaurants and they were quite lovely to eat at.
In the residential area, there are restaurants, bars and supermarkets.
There are however some fabulous restaurants in Gale Portugal including several fish and pizza restaurants and of course, the Michelin starred Villa Joya. Pop one over here to see a full list of the 10 top restaurants in Gale
It’s not a busy bustling place but has a lovely gentle and friendly place.
We liked Gale a lot!
Albufeira is a short taxi or bus ride away and is both busy and bustling. If you are looking for a place to party and a traditional old town to wander Albufeira does off the best of both world. It’s just a 10-15 minute drive away. We caught a cab from Gale which was easier to do and we actually did this several times as we were so close to amenities we didn’t see the need to hire a car.
Things to do in Albufeira
Albufeira was full of traditional shops,, spectacular churches, lovely restaurants and great places to drink coffee and soak up the upbeat atmosphere. As a family Gale was much more up our street but if I was 18 again Albufeira would be a fun destination.
The Marina near Gale Portugal
A 10-minute drive from Gale brings you to the marina and oh it delightful. Lots of candy coloured building s and a huge selection of beautiful boats. lovely places to eat and trips to go out on. We went out to search for dolphins and to look in the caves along the coastline. Very sadly and unusually we didn’t find dolphins that day but we did have an awesome boat ride and the caves were just majestic. Lots of different boat trips run at varying prices. We went with Black Runner and for a family of 4, we paid about €100. Our skipper Pedro was fun and reassuring and despite zipping along at speed the boat felt 100% safe. Do book don’t just turn up as they book up really fast.
Slide and Splash Portugal
Slide and Splash is considered one of the best and biggest water park in Europe, My kids certainly had an awesome day there and I really enjoyed relaxing and watching them! It’s a large, adventurous and well-maintained water park and the kids had just so much fun. It’s about a 25-minute drive from Gale in Lagoa. It costs around 70 euros for us all to go in.
Worth every penny.
More Things to do in Gale Portugal
The beaches are EVERYTHING in Gale and as you can see from the restaurant list there are wonderful places to eat too. Lttle else happens there but really what on earth else do you need!
Other things to do near Gale
Nearby you can also find…..
Fiesta ( International sand sculpture show)
and so much more.
Gale and the area around it is beautiful and rugged natural and spectacular. There are a host of activities on your doorstep too if that is more your thing. We highly rate the area.
Villas in Gale Portugal
We stayed in Gale with James Villas who have beautiful villas in the Algarve and across Europe. Gale Portugal is one of our most favourite places absolutely EVER and you can find a range of Villas there by Looking on the James Villa website
Gale Portugal Hotels
If hotels are more your kind of thing you can find a range of hotels in Gale by looking here
A little more!
So that is our little summary of things to to in Gale Portugal. Such a heavenly holiday destination. If you enjoyed this post you might also enjoy my holiday cycling guide to the Algarve