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This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Vila Galé Albacora is a 4-star resort, set in a rehabilitated tuna fishing camp among Ria Formosa Natural Park. It is close to the Island of Tavira and a 15-minute drive from Faro Airport. The property offers free WiFi.

All rooms and suites of this eco hotel are former houses, workshops and warehouses that have been comfortably furnished and renovated offering stunning views of the natural park. Each guest room has its own furnished patio area, which is close to the resort’s gardens.

For meals, guests can chose from buffet and à la carte dining options. The resort’s Restaurant Salinas and Restaurant Inevitável serve Portuguese cuisine. Guests also enjoy a selection of Alentejo wines and cocktails.

Facilities include a heated indoor pool, a large outdoor pool, a spa and wellness center, and a children’s playground. The recovered on-site chapel offers the perfect scenery for weddings and christenings. The former school is now a modern kids' club. The pier of the property offers boat access to the pristine beaches of Tavira's Island.

Vila Galé Albacora is close to many historic buildings and long beaches. Guests can discover the nearby village of Luz de Tavira that has been a place of pilgrimage for many centuries. Guests can make use of the hotel’s bus transfers into town and explore its attractions.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.

Vila Gale Albacora has been welcoming guests since Dec 2, 2002
Hotel chain/brand: Vila Gale

Currency Exchange: Need local currency? This property has currency exchange on site.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.7)

Breakfast Info

American, Buffet

Free private parking available at the hotel

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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4 reasons to choose Vila Gale Albacora

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Praia dos Tesos

    8.4 Very good beach
    550 feet from property
  • Cabanas Beach

    Cabanas Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    2,850 feet from property
  • Praia da Ilha de Tavira

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    3,100 feet from property
  • Terra Estreita Beach

    Terra Estreita Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    4,050 feet from property
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Hotel surroundings *
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What's nearby
  • Tavira Island Surf Spot
    0.7 miles
  • Tavira Gran Plaza Shopping Centre
    1 miles
  • Roman Bridge of Tavira
    1.4 miles
  • Church of Saint Mary of the Castle
    1.4 miles
  • Castle of Tavira
    1.4 miles
  • Terra Estreita Beach
    1.7 miles
  • Cabanas Beach
    2.3 miles
  • Benamor Golf Course
    2.5 miles
  • Barril Beach
    3 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Noélia e Jerónimo
    5 miles
Top attractions
  • Tavira Island
    3.5 miles
  • Cacela Velha Beach
    5.2 miles
  • Monte Rei Golf Course
    7.5 miles
  • Alagoa Beach
    7.9 miles
  • Cabeço Beach
    9.4 miles
  • Monte Gordo Beach
    10.5 miles
  • Castro Marim Golf Course
    11.8 miles
  • Castro Marim Castle
    12.3 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Atlântico
    0.6 miles
  • River Ria Formosa
    0 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Praia dos Tesos
    550 feet
  • Cabanas Beach
    2,850 feet
  • Praia da Ilha de Tavira
    3,100 feet
  • Terra Estreita Beach
    4,050 feet
  • Barril Beach
    2.3 miles
Public transit
  • Train Tavira Train Station
    1.6 miles
Closest Airports
  • Faro Airport
    20 miles
1 Restaurant On Site

    Restaurante Salinas

    Food: Mediterranean, Portuguese, Local, International

    Open for: Breakfast, Dinner

Amenities of Vila Gale Albacora
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Cooking class Off-site Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Themed dinners Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Bar crawls Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Kids' club
  • Entertainment staff
  • Snorkeling Off-site Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Bowling Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
  • Pool table Additional charge
  • Playground
  • Game room
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
  • Tennis court Off-site Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Business center Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Chapel/Shrine
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
3 swimming pools
Pool 1 – indoor Free!
  • Open all year
  • Opening times
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Heated pool
Pool 2 – outdoor Free!
  • Open all year
  • Opening times
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool bar
  • Beach umbrellas
Pool 3 – outdoor (kids) Free!
  • Open all year
  • Opening times
  • Suitable for kids
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Waterslide
  • Shallow end
  • Fitness
  • Full-body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Couples' massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Waterslide
  • Turkish/Steam Bath
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Vila Gale Albacora takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


12:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
3 - 12 years
Extra bed by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Vila Gale Albacora accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

The access to the indoor pool for children under the age of 12 is allowed only on the time from 10:30 to 17:30 and accompanied by an adult.

Access to hot tub, sauna and Turkish bath is limited to people aged over 16 years.

Please note that when booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Please note that for all reservations including dinner supplements, drinks are not included.

Please be advised that, due to coronavirus (COVID-19), some hotel services such as breakfast, lunch, dinner, gym and indoor pool must be booked in advance.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Vila Gale Albacora of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

License number: 1047

FAQs about Vila Gale Albacora

  • Vila Gale Albacora is 1.4 miles from the center of Tavira.

  • Vila Gale Albacora has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurante Salinas

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Vila Gale Albacora on this page.

  • The prices at Vila Gale Albacora may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Vila Gale Albacora offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Indoor pool
    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Pool table
    • Bowling
    • Game room
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Tennis court
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Evening entertainment
    • Kids' club
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Steam room
    • Bike tours
    • Hand massage
    • Live music/Performance
    • Horseback riding
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Couples' massage
    • Beach
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Bar crawls
    • Entertainment staff
    • Cooking class
    • Spa facilities
    • Themed dinners
    • Neck massage
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Full-body massage
    • Walking tours
    • Indoor pool (year-round)
    • Fitness
    • Back massage
    • Foot massage

  • Yes, Vila Gale Albacora is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Room options at Vila Gale Albacora include:

    • Twin
    • Suite

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Guests staying at Vila Gale Albacora can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • American
    • Buffet

  • The nearest beach is 650 feet from Vila Gale Albacora.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Vila Gale Albacora by:

    • Taxi 40min
    • Airport shuttle (public) 2h 20min

  • Check-in at Vila Gale Albacora is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.