The Resort

A unique, top quality, self-contained development 

A luxurious, self-contained residential and holiday development, unique in Portugal.

Vale do Lobo was the first development in the Algarve and is today the largest luxury resort of its kind in Portugal operated by the same company.

With a total area of 450 hectares and approximately 1,500 residential and holiday properties, Vale do Lobo Algarve is a self-contained community offering endless facilities and services in a unique location.

The resort has an enviable portfolio of sports and leisure facilities including two 18-hole golf courses - the Royal and the Ocean - and a diverse line-up of entertainment and events throughout the year, not to mention 24-hour security vigilance and medical assistance.

The outstanding facilities and exclusive location make Vale do Lobo Algarve the ultimate year-round family destination!




Facts & Figures


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.

 

Founded: 1962, the first resort in the Algarve
Size: The largest luxury resort in Portugal - approx. 450 hectares
Length of own beach: Approx.2 km
Number of villas and apartments: Over 1,500 owned outright; 50 properties in co- ownership
Outline planning permission: For 500 more villas and a luxury hotel
Permanent residents: 10%
Properties available for rental: 35% plus 5% co-ownership
Total number of beds for rental: 2,500
Total number of visitors per year: Approx. 750,000
Tennis: One of the largest tennis facilities in Portugal: 14 courts, 1 paddle/ mini court, gym and swimming pool
Golf: 2 x 18 hole courses, the Royal (par 72; distance 6,059 metres) and the Ocean (par 73; distance 6,137 metres)
Other sports: Water-sports, football, yoga, aerobics, spinning and many others
Number of restaurants and bars: 15 of diverse cuisine
Number of employees: 200 



Historial Timeline

Digging deep into Vale do Lobo’s history since 1962 - A photographic journey down memory lane to discover the highlights of the truly remarkable history of success of the biggest Portuguese resort.

 

Historic moments in Vale do Lobo's journey of success:

2016

Wales National Football Team train at Vale do Lobo

24 May 2016
2014

A stylish new look for the resort members exclusive Club of Clubs

04 December 2014

England national football team chooses Vale do Lobo for new Pre-World Cup training camp

19 May 2014
2012

First Knockout Week Golf Tournament held at the resort

18 November 2012
2011

Vale do Lobo honoured by presidency visit in new Portugal Charity Cup event

09 July 2011

Vale do Lobo Algarve launches a stylish new state-of-the-art website

02 May 2011

Vale do Lobo Algarve launched a stylish new state-of-the-art online portal, following two years of meticulous research and development with leading Web Development firm Seara.com.

Vale do Lobo has launched an unprecedented marketing initiative in the UK

06 April 2011
2010

Vale do Lobo hosts PGAs of Europe Golf Tournament

26 November 2010

The resort hosts the 10th Anniversary of the Vale do Lobo Grand Champions Caixa Geral de Depósitos Tennis Tournament

13 August 2010

Thomas Enqvist wins

Vale do Lobo undertakes beach refurbishment to protect the coastline

01 June 2010

Vale do Lobo honoured by presidency visit in the event of the Portugal Charity Cup

23 January 2010
2009

Vale do Lobo hosts Vale do Lobo Grand Champions Tennis Tournament

14 August 2009

Greg Rusedski wins

Cristiano Ronaldo chooses Vale do Lobo as a holiday refuge with his family

01 March 2009

Cristiano Ronaldo chose Vale do Lobo as holiday’s refuge with his family before signing historical contract with Real Madrid.

2008

Vale do Lobo Grand Champions Tennis Tournament is won by Marcelo Rios

15 August 2008

Real Madrid football team train at Vale do Lobo accompanied by their families

19 July 2008

Construction of a new Resort entrance

01 June 2008

Vale do Lobo presents new corporate image as result of a rebranding process

01 May 2008
2007

Vale do Lobo Summer Party is held at Parque do Golfe with a new concept

11 August 2007

Sunderland AFC and Liverpool FC football teams train at Vale do Lobo

11 June 2007

Vale de Santo António (area adjacent to the resort) is bought by Vale do Lobo

01 June 2007
2006

Vale do Lobo is bought by a group of Portuguese and international investors

01 December 2006

Vale do Lobo is bought by a group of Portuguese and international investors, including Caixa Geral de Depósitos with Diogo Gaspar Ferreira as CEO.

Newcomer Marcelo Rios beats John McEnroe in the Vale do Lobo Grand Champions Tennis Tournament

18 August 2006

Vale do Lobo Grand Champions Tennis Tournament is won by Sergi Bruguera

17 August 2006

Sapphire Anniversary of Vale do Lobo (45 years)

12 August 2006

England national football team chooses Vale do Lobo for Pre-World Cup training camp

15 May 2006

The Royal Spa is inaugurated

01 April 2006

Vale do Lobo undertakes beach refurbishment to protect the coastline

16 January 2006
2005

John McEnroe wins the 5th Vale do Lobo Grand Champions

19 August 2005

Manchester United football team train at Vale do Lobo

27 June 2005

 The team is accompanied by their families

2004

Vale do Lobo hosts Vale do Lobo Grand Champions Tennis Tournament

15 August 2004

 Jim Courier wins

Vale do Lobo wins “Best Luxury Development” in the Homes Overseas International Property Awards

01 April 2004
2003

Michael Stich wins Vale do Lobo Grand Champions Tennis Tournament

15 August 2003

Vale do Lobo hosts the Portuguese Golf Open

01 March 2003

 Frederick Jacobs wins

2002

Vale do Lobo Grand Champions becomes an official event on the ATP Seniors Tour

17 August 2002

 John McEnroe wins

Vale do Lobo Art Gallery opens in partnership with Centro Cultural de São Lourenço

01 April 2002

Vale do Lobo hosts Portuguese Golf Open

01 March 2002

Carl Pettersson wins

40th Anniversary of Vale do Lobo

01 January 2002
2001

Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy hosts Grand Champions Legends Tennis Gala

04 August 2001

Final won by Jeremy Bates

Vale do Lobo Auditorium opens

01 May 2001
2000

Algarve Millennium Skins Game (Golf) is held at Vale do Lobo

12 February 2000
1999

Vale do Lobo residents form the Wolf Valley Charity Fund to help local causes

01 June 1999

Tennis Centre renamed Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy, under the management of Pedro Frazão

03 May 1999
1998

Construction licences for Porta do Sol are obtained

01 May 1998

Zone 9

Vale do Lobo undertakes beach refurbishment to protect the coastline

05 January 1998
1997

Royal Golf Course is opened

15 August 1997

Designed by the American architect Rocky Roquemore from the original design of Sir Henry Cotton. The opening of the Royal Golf Course contributed to increase the number of members and raised the standards of golf in the Algarve.

Vale do Lobo entrance is renovated

01 July 1997

35th Anniversary of Vale do Lobo

01 January 1997
1996

Sculpture garden and putting greens designed by Jits Bakker and Rocky Roquemore are opened

01 June 1996

Renovated back 9 holes of the Ocean Golf Course are opened

01 May 1996
1995

Work begins on the Royal Golf Course

25 September 1995
1994

David Lloyd, former British Davis Cup winner, takes over franchise

01 April 1994
1990

CMA Golf Commitee is founded

01 July 1990
1989

Vale do Lobo's official Proprietors' Club Members Association (CMA) is founded

10 November 1989
1988

Vale do Lobo / Louletano Cycling Team wins Tour of Portugal

15 August 1988
1987

Vale do Lobo entrance opens with a Moorish inspired architectural theme.

01 September 1987

Silver Jubilee - 25th Anniversary of Vale do Lobo

01 August 1987

Portuguese Golf Ladies' Open held again at Vale do Lobo

23 June 1987
1985

Portuguese Golf Ladies' Open held at Vale do Lobo

05 June 1985

Golf Academy and driving range opens

01 January 1985
1984

Works begins on Golf Sports Centre

02 October 1984

Vale do Lobo Lawn Bowling opens

02 April 1984
1983

Works begins on Vale do Lobo Ténis real estate

01 July 1983

Zone 4

First Open Foursomes Golf tournament takes place

15 May 1983
1980

Roger Taylor Tennis Centre is completed

02 May 1980

Twelve championship concrete courts and excellent clubhouse facilities

1979

Prince Henry International College opens

10 September 1979
1978

Vale do Lobo presents new corporate image

01 July 1978

 "Europe's most enchanting playground"

1977

Vale do Lobo is bought by Dutch entrepreneur Sander van Gelder

31 December 1977
1976

Vale do Lobo hosts the Portuguese Golf Open

01 April 1976
1975

Vale do Lobo is put into voluntary liquidation by Richard Costain, Ltd

20 February 1975
1972

Third 9-hole golf course opens

14 March 1972

"The Green" and first Vale do Lobo Clubhouse opens

1971

First “Aldeamento” (complex of houses) is completed

01 July 1971

 Zone 1A, 1B e 1C

Vale do Lobo hosts the Algarve Golf Open

01 April 1971
1970

First Amateur Week Golf Tournament takes place

01 February 1970
1968

Opening of the first two 9-hole courses

01 July 1968

The Vale do Lobo Golf Club started in 1968 with the opening of the first two 9-hole courses overseen by Sir Henry Cotton.

Dona Filipa Hotel built by Trusthouse Forte

01 January 1968
1965

Start of golf course construction, overseen by Sir Henry Cotton

01 June 1965

Faro International Airport opens

01 January 1965
1962

Vale do Lobo is founded by Sir Richard Costain

28 December 1962