There is nowhere else like Vale do Lobo. Its incredible natural beauty is thanks to its ocean frontage, golden sands, and ancient pine trees.
But then there are the myriad elements that have been added over the decades to fulfil and inspire everyone who spends time here. The Vale do Lobo that awaits you today is a place dedicated to the good things in life.
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.
It had a huge impact, as it was only after the establishment of Vale do Lobo, Dona Filipa Hotel and our first golf course that Faro International Airport was opened.
The next chapter began when Sander van Gelder, a Dutch entrepreneur, discovered Vale do Lobo during a holiday in the mid-1970s. Recognising its potential, he bought the resort and moved to Portugal in 1977.
Then, in 2006, Vale do Lobo entered a new era when it was bought by a group of investors including Portugal’s largest bank, Caixa Geral de Depósitos.
Recently, it has become part of ECS Capital, Portugal’s largest investment fund, and is set to continue life as the largest luxury resort of its kind in Portugal, recognised as one of the best resorts in Europe.