Self catering holidays
Discover sealife at Zoomarine, one of the Algarve's star attractions. As well as dolphin shows, swimming and roller coasters, Zoomarine features many interactive exhibits and shows. Wonderful World showcases its seals and sea lions. Admire the dolphins' acrobatics and watch the sea turtles' journey in 4D. The aquarium features marine ecosystems while macaws, cockatoos and parrots light up the magical forest.
Undoubtedly one of the finest beaches in the Albufeira area, Sao Rafael beach has its own restaurant and bars close by. Beach chairs are available for holiday makers. With a sandy beach, the water is cool but refreshing - typically Portuguese! With postcard-perfect scenery, and nestled between two rocks, Sao Rafael beach is sure to delight.
The Ponte Romana da Tôr - or Tôr Roman bridge - was built to connect Estoi Milreu (Faro) with Salir (Loulé). It is now located just south of the Loulé Tor in the Ribeira de Quarteira. The bridge is often considered to have Muslim origins, even though it has two perfectly round arches, which are typical of Roman architecture.
Cerro da Vila is an archaeological site located near the coast. The site's first ruins were discovered in 1963 by archaeologist José Farrajota Algarve, who also made the first excavations - later continued by archaeologist José Luís de Matos. The ruins, which are visible today, are of great archaeological value and have made a significant contribution to the knowledge of the different civilizations that have occupied the Algarve in the past.
Loule Cultural Centre is run by the city council. The centre is host to various activities, including temporary exhibitions as well as ballroom dancing lessons. Its eclectic mix of activities also includes the TAL theatre group and a chess club.