Vale do Lobo

Vale do Lobo
Founded in 1962 by Trusthouse Forte plc and Costain plc, both well-known multi-nationals, Vale do Lobo was the first development in the Algarve.

Founded: 1962, the first resort in the Algarve
Size: The largest luxury resort in Portugal - approx. 450 hectares
Length of own beach: Approx.2 km
Number of villas and apartments:  Over 1,500 owned outright; 50 properties in co- ownership
Outline planning permission: For 500 more villas and a luxury hotel
Permanent residents: 10%
Properties available for rental: 35% plus 5% co-ownership
Total number of beds for rental: 2,500
Total number of visitors per year:  Approx. 750,000
Tennis: One of the largest tennis facilities in Portugal: 14 courts, 1 paddle/ mini court, gym and swimming pool
Golf: 2 x 18 hole courses, the Royal (par 72; distance 6,059 metres) and the Ocean (par 73; distance 6,137 metres)
Other sports: Water-sports, football, yoga, aerobics, spinning and many others
Number of restaurants and bars: 15 of diverse cuisine
Number of employees: 200