Exploring Dunas Douradas
Are you ready to explore Dunas Douradas, a hidden gem in the Algarve’s Golden Triangle? Nestled between the nearby resorts of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago, this special resort is just a 5 minutes walk from the sandy Garrão beach.
The area has much to offer to guests who are seeking a getaway filled with luxury, fun and sunshine. Home to the Dunas Douradas Beach Club, it’s a popular spot that caters to sun worshippers and those who wish to embrace nature.
Many of the SandyBlue villas and apartments are based here, giving you the chance to call this lovely location home for the duration of your stay. Allow us to give you a tour and discover much more!
Dunas Douradas Beaches
There are two gorgeous beaches near Dunas Douradas, with many of our villas within a comfortable walking distance. It’s time to explore Praia do Ancão and Praia do Garrão! Both beaches are long, open and flat with the trademark red cliffs in view.
Both Praia do Ancão and Praia do Garrão are popular beaches for tourists, so a lively atmosphere is guaranteed. It’s great to see guests enjoy the sun, good company and maybe even a beach picnic.
The beaches offer a wide range of water sports facilities including, banana boats, canoes, pedalo’s, surf boards, kayaks, parasailing, water skiing, jet skis and donut water rides. You won’t be too far from restaurants and bars either, including the fabulous Maria’s.
Restaurants in Dunas Douradas
You won’t be looking for delicious food for long when you decide to dine out in Dunas Douradas! Here are some of our tasty highlights from the area.
- Maria’s - One of the longest established beach restaurants in Praia do Garrão Poente, Maria's is designed to take advantage of its breath-taking panoramic ocean views!
- Fin’s - Fabulous beachside dining with show-stopper views. Fin’s is a super day-to-night beach restaurant where the relaxed vibe suits the sunny setting perfectly.
- Izzy’s - Izzy's is famous for its unique combination of laid back atmosphere, great food and friendly service. Once again, it offers unbeatable views!
- Antonio Ta Certo - One of the original beach restaurants, this family run restaurant serves some great fresh fish and it has wonderful views of the ocean.
Things to Do in Dunas Douradas
The area offers plenty of opportunities to create priceless memories. No matter what you are looking for, you're bound to find it in Dunas Douradas.
For all of you golf fans, you’ll be a short drive away from fantastic golf courses. The neighbouring resort of Vale do Lobo features two Championship golf courses - the Royal Golf Course and the Ocean Golf Course.
These offer unmatched fairways and great views, so they make for a fantastic golfing day out.
Fantastic Tennis Courts
Dunas Douradas has two excellent quality tennis courts of its own, which can be booked in advance and have floodlights for games in the cooler evenings. A tennis coach is available for lessons to help you improve your game while you are away.
The Tennis academy in Vale do Lobo is also a short drive away should you really want to try out all of the tennis facilities the region has to offer.
Unbeatable Hiking and Cycling Routes
The resort of Dunas Douradas is surrounded by natural pine forests, offering a great chance to be at one with nature. MTB Algarve offers bike rentals and bike tours of the area, meaning keen cyclists can really explore while enjoying a bike ride.
Many of the Algarve’s walking trails pass through Dunas Douradas, so you are spoilt for choice on which direction to go. Head to Quinta do Lago lake or past the sand dunes towards Faro Island for a glorious and sunny stroll.
Book your trip to Dunas Douradas with SandyBlue
There really is so much to see here - our guide is only a teaser of what to expect in Dunas Douradas. Explore our wonderful villas and apartments and reserve your ideal dates.