Vale de Parra, Gale, Algarve, Portugal

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front view of villa

Map of Gale and the Algarve

How to get here from the airport.

Route Guide

Leaving Faro Airport take the EN 125 (same as 1P1 for the first few kms) towards Portimao and Lagoa i.e. westwards. You will note that to follow the 125 (& not the 1P which would take you to Loule and Lisbon). When you are about 7KM out of Faro, you need to take a slip road to the right (signed Portimao), which swings you over/under the road you have been travelling upon.

Continue along the EN125- still signed Portimao & Lagoa - past turnings to Amancil, Villamora and Boliiquieme. There is a left turn to Albufeira about 2Km after the main turning to Villamora, which is a coast road and slow, so we usually continue on the 125 until we see the main Albufeira turning (big cross raods with traffic lights). Turn left & follow signs to Albufeira. T-Junction after about 3km is a dual-carriageway where you automatically turn right.

Follow this dual-carriageway & note the roundabout with dolphins at the top of the hill. Still straight on and note partly finished Marina on your left. Road becomes two way after a Km or so. Then look out for Alisuper on the right, then Coznova (electrical showroom) on the left -flags flying!-, the pottery and garden centre on the left and finally another pottery centre on your right.

Then look out for a cross roads with traffic lights. The approach to Sunset Villas is a new tarmac road immediately before the lights. Gates to the complex are on the left about 75m up the road.