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  • The Vila Gale Albacora is a 4 star resort offering each guest room its own furnished patio area and two hotel restaurants offering delicious authentic Portuguese cuisine.
  • Set in the middle of the Ria Formosa Natural Park and close to the Island of Tavira and the village of Luz de Tavira, the hotel is ideally located for access to nature and commerce.
  • Wake up to daily breakfast and river views and experience the Portuguese culture and cuisine all within reach during your escape to the Algarve.

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Trip advisor Celebrating Hospitality Excellence: This hotel won the Certificate of Excellence from the world's leading review website, which honours hotels & accommodations that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence.

Your Destination

From a pier at the hotel you can embark on a boat that will take you to the beautiful beaches on the island of Tavira.  It straddles both sides of the broad Rio Gilão, the old town made up of white mansions with hipped roofs and wrought-iron balconies.  Many visitors stay longer than planned – particularly after a visit to the superb island beach of the Ilha de Tavira, which lies within easy reach of the town by year-round ferry.  In the centre of Tavira, take time to stroll along the Ribeira Market area and be engulfed in the shops, bars and restaurants who's bustle will captivate you and taste the local specialities.  For some truly excellent seafood, try the tiny fishing village of Santa Luzia.

There are also several quieter spots in the area, such as the Barril beach which you will travel on a picturesque train and while you're there you must go on the boat trips to Ria Formosa.

Your Hotel

The hotel Vila Galé Albacora is the result of the restoration of the former tuna fishing camp (Arraial Ferreira Neto) and is integrated in the Natural Park of Ria Formosa.  This hotel in Tavira, is a true eco-hotel that has received awards and recognition for its sustainable environmental practices and where the activities related to nature tourism is a major strength.

The old fishermen houses were converted into rooms with history and tradition and with beautiful views of the Ria Formosa and the hotel has preserved the chapel and the old school for the children of the fishing camp residents.

The hotel also has a museum dedicated to the art of tuna fishing that tells us about the stories of the people connected to this activity.

The hotel has a bar, a restaurant with typical cuisine and Algarve specialties that favours local products and a spa with indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath and massage rooms.

Your Room

This offer is based on a Twin Room with a River View.

Just for you: Free WiFi; Free Parking

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Casual, contemporary guestrooms located in renovated one-story buildings formerly used by tuna fishers feature patios fringed by flowering bushes and tile bathrooms with marble vanities.

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay.

Just for you: A welcome drink

Salinas' Restaurant is the hotel's main restaurant and it offers a buffet service for breakfast (from 07:00 to 20:30) and buffet or à la carte at lunch (12:30 to 14:30) and at dinner (19:00 to 22:00).

Grill Flor de Sal Restaurant is dedicated to those who love tapas and grilled food. It is open from June to September from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Quatro Águas Bar is the hotel's excellent bar and is the perfect meeting point before or after meals, where you can enjoy a relaxing drink in front of a wood-burning fireplace while enjoying the nightly live music.  It is open from 10:00 to 01:00 from October to May and from 17:00 to 01:00 from June to September.

Your Time

Just for you: Free access to the Spa

When you visit the area's stunning beaches you can explore the mysteries of the Mediterranean with PADI-accredited Diving Courses.

Golfers can play on one of the four golf courses with 18 holes in the region: The Benamor Golf, Quinta de Cima, Quinta da Ria and Monte Rei Golf & Country Club.

Pamper yourself in The Spa Satsanga where you will be able to indulge in a relaxing massage in a private treatment room before you take a dip in the heated indoor pool.  Or perhaps you'd prefer to make use of the sauna or Turkish Bath that are both on offer in this well-equipped wellness centre.  If you wish to be more active then the gym is for you, followed by a cooling session in their Vichy Shower.

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Private can be added at the next stage of booking process for an additional fee.  Your journey will take 36 minutes (43km).

Car Hire: can be added at the next stage of booking process for an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only)

Meet & Greet

If you are driving to the airport in the UK, and book our package including flights, you may wish to add our Meet and Greet service. Take the hassle out of airport parking and have an official representative take your car on arrival, and it will be waiting for you on your return.

This can be added at the next stage of booking process where available.

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.

The minimum age for driving a hire car in Portugal is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year. You must present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card deposit.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

Flight Inclusive Offers

You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents. You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

If you have booked transfers, Meet & Greet, car hire or airport lounges, you will receive a separate voucher for each of these services. Please note that transfer vouchers are sent directly from the transfer supplier.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at

Accommodation Only

You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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