Vau Costa Apartments

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The holiday apartments at Vau Costa Portimao are the perfect place for those looking for a peaceful and relaxed stay in the Algarve.

Situated at a pleasant distance from the centre of Portimao, this is a place for serious relaxation. With a swimming pool and secluded beach, this is a great holiday destination for both families and couples. Near enough to civilisation when required, but far enough away to allow guests to enjoy the glorious Algarve sunshine in peace. Wonderful!


The Vau Costa apartment complex is located in the west of the Algarve, on the sunny southern coast of Portugal. Set at a slight distance from the resort of Portimao, a stay at the Vau Costa apartment complex is ideal for those who desire a serene and tranquil place to really kick back and relax during their time in the Algarve, away from the hustle and bustle of a popular resort town.

That is not, however, to say that the Vau Costa apartments are a million miles from everything. There are in fact a small number of restaurants and bars just a short walking distance away. Furthermore, the town of Portimao, the pleasant little fishing village of Alvor, and the glorious sandy shores of Praia da Rocha are just a short taxi ride away. The nearest airport is Faro, which is approximately an hour away by car.


Open around the clock, the reception desk is always home to friendly, multilingual staff ready to answer any queries guests might have. There is also a currency exchange service available here, as well as safety deposit boxes, very handy for safely storing away passports, valuables and extra currency. The apartments themselves are modern and spacious, and have a separate bathroom and either terrace or balcony from which guests can enjoy the view of the Algarve. All apartments are equipped with everything required for self-catering, as well as satellite television.

Amongst its beautiful gardens the Vau Costa has its own pool, with a shallow end specifically designed for the safe enjoyment of younger guests. If you prefer the beach, the apartments are just a 200 metre stroll from the Praia do Vau bay -a delightfully secluded sandy beach which offers guests a tranquil setting in which to relax. Guests can also hire pedalos and canoes here, great for exploring the beautiful sea caves the Algarve is well known for. At Vau Costa there is a friendly bar, as well as a restaurant which serves a variety of local and international dishes.

Things To Do Nearby

Just a short taxi ride away is the resort town of Portimao – one of the most popular in the western Algarve. Portimao has many shops, though is also abuzz with cafés, bars and restaurants. Portimao is the perfect place to try some local seafood, and is also ideal for those looking to let their hair down for a night on the tiles. The newly constructed harbour of Portimao is also a wonderful place to spend a lazy afternoon in the sun. Alternatively, the pleasant fishing village of Alvor is also a short taxi ride from the apartments, and offers visitors a real taste of slow-paced Mediterranean life. Otherwise, the cities of Lagos and Silves can be visited by train, or in the case of Silves via river cruise.

For visitors coming to the Algarve looking for a bit of fun, the nearby beach of Praia da Rocha is the place to be. Just a short taxi ride from the Vau Costa apartments, Praia da Rocha is the ideal beach for those interested in trying out watersports, offering everything from motor-boating and windsurfing to paragliding and snorkelling. The ‘Slide and Splash’ water park is also near to Vau Costa, and is a great day out for families who enjoy the water! Other activities available in the area include hiking, cycling, and golf, with a fabulous 18 hole golf course just a 10 minute walk from the apartments.

What Have Previous Guests Said?

The apartments at Vau Costa have been described by one previous guest as ‘nice, clean and well equipped’, and many have commented on the wonderful views over the pool and sea. The pool has been described as ‘lovely’, and one guest noted that she and her boyfriend spent the majority of their time there as it was so pleasant.

Whilst some may find such a secluded location troublesome, many guests have noted that it’s great that you can ‘choose to be apart from the hustle and bustle when you want to’. All in all, this is the perfect place for those looking for a truly relaxing holiday in the Algarve.

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