Balaia, Algarve - Resort Guide

Centrally located, Balaia is only 5 minutes drive east of Albufeira and a 10 minutes drive to Vilamoura. This beautiful and quiet area is mostly residential, therefore perfect for a relaxing holiday with family or friends.

Albufeira is the nearest resort, known for its fantastic sandy beaches and sizzling nightlife with many restaurants, bars and clubs open until the early hours of the day. Here the colourful and modern marina contrasts with the Albufeiras old town traditional whitewashed houses, and narrow cobbled streets, lined with restaurants, bars and cafs. If you are looking for further entertainment, you should head towards the Strip located near Oura beach, considered by many the hub of Albufeiras nightlife scene.

The family friendly beaches of Maria Luisa, Santa Eullia or Olhos dgua are within a 5-10 minutes drive from Balaia, but you may also want to discover the more than 20 beautiful beaches Albufeira has to offer, with most being Blue Flag awarded, reassuring the visitor of its safety, water quality and facilities.

A 10 minute drive inland will take you to the charming village of Guia, popular for its chicken piri-piri restaurants, and the Algarve Shopping, a modern shopping centre with an excellent range of shops, cafs and restaurants. You can also enjoy the dolphins, seals and sea lions shows at the nearby ZooMarine ocean park.

For golf lovers, Balaia Golf 9-hole is the nearest golf course, but within a 20-30 minutes drive, you will find some of the best golf courses in Europe, located in the cosmopolitan Vilamoura to the east, and in Alcantarilha to the west.

Map of Balaia