The Hotel Vila Gale Albacora is located right in the Ria Formosa Natural Park with striking views of Tavira Island and the ocean.
Ria Formosa is the last paradise of the Algarve, situated in front of Tavira and Cabana islands, it is in perfect harmony with the landscape and environment.
This beautiful 4 star hotel has incorporated an old tuna fishing village in the development. A small museum tells the story of this activity in the Algarve and the old school is now a 'kids club'. The village chapel has been retained.
The hotel is approached through the salt pans which is now a protected ecological area.
The best beaches are on Tavira Island facing the hotel. These are reached by a free ferry boat from the hotel.
In addition, a courtesy bus goes regularly to the town of Tavira a short distance up river.
The hotel has 157 rooms with en-suite bathrooms, 4 junior suites and a senior suite.
All the rooms have a balcony, air conditioning, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, radio, safe, mini-bar and hair dryer.
The hotel has 2 restaurants the 'Salinas' and the 'Arraial' and 2 bars.
Facilities at the hotel include 24 hour room service, outdoor swimming pool for adults and children, games room, entertainment, newsagent and tobacconist, laundry and car park.
The health club has an indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, Turkish bath and jacuzzi.
The hotel has 5 conference or banqueting rooms, the smallest accommodates 60 persons and the largest 150.
Activities in the area include beach, shops, water sports, disco, bird watching, mountain biking, canoeing and boating.
The Algarve is also famous for its wonderful golf courses which can be seen at Algarve Golf Courses.
The international airport at Faro is approximately 30 kms away.