Guia, Algarve - Resort Guide

Located in the central Algarve, about five kilometres west of Albufeira, Guia is a lovely village which has managed to maintain its Portuguese charm and heritage, offering many shops, cafs, bars as well as a weekly market.

Guia is the home of the spicy chicken piri-piri, which is absolutely delicious! Here you will find many chicken piri-piri restaurants as well as others, serving both Portuguese and international cuisine.

The beautiful Salgados, Gal and Armao de Pera beaches are within a 10 minute drive from Guia.

Only a few minutes east of Guia you will find Algarve Shopping, a modern shopping centre with an excellent range of shops, a large supermarket, and a great food court offering a large variety of restaurants. Next to the shopping centre there is a retail park with further shops and a well stocked Overseas Iceland supermarket.

A five minute drive to the west of Guia will take you to ZooMarine, a unique ocean theme park, a popular choice that is sure to keep the whole family happy. The main attraction is the highly entertaining dolphin show and you may also pre-book the unforgettable experience of swimming with the dolphins.

Slide & Splash and Aqualand are two water parks, located only a few minutes away from Guia which will no doubt ensure a fun day out for everyone.

For golf lovers, Salgados 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 Vilamoura to the east, and in Alcantarilha to the west.

Most of our Guia villas are ideally situated for a peaceful and relaxing break away from the stresses of everyday life, and offer the perfect starting point to explore the rest of the Algarve.

Map of Guia