Nightlife in Vale do Lobo
Although Vale do Lobo is a fabulous holiday location for families, as well as couples and singletons, the resort has a glittering array of nightlife for visitors to enjoy.
From fine dining to cocktail bars, to venues where you can shake your funky thing on the dance floor until dawn, Vale do Lobo caters for everyone.
A classy and tasteful resort, the beachfront Praça area is lively and colourful, offering a great mix of food, drink and entertainment.
Here's a closer look at what you might find on a night out in Vale do Lobo.
One of the great thrills about being on holiday is the sheer pleasure in being able to eat out and enjoy a meal cooked by someone else.
In Vale do Lobo there are a myriad of restaurants featuring a range of cuisines from around the world. Chinese, Italian and Asian fusion are just a few of the restaurants which can be found down by the Praça, an area which is known for having entertainment and featuring live acts in the summer months.
The salads are a particular favourite locally
Being a resort by the sea means that fish and seafood are particular specialities. Sandbanks Fish and Seafood restaurant is an elegant example of fine dining that offers freshly caught food and top class chefs. With an outside terrace to enjoy views over the ocean, the food and the setting are equally as spectacular!
For Portuguese cuisine, a restaurant just outside Vale do Lobo offers the best menu with the most authentic dishes. Overlooking a natural lagoon next to Garrão, it's between the two luxury golfing resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. With views over the manmade waterfall at the beach club below, and the eternity whirlpools, the setting for The Albatroz is simply idyllic. At night, there are coloured lights to help create a feeling of harmony, and there's an extensive wine list and menu, all with a Portuguese twist.
Close to The Albatroz lies Izzy's Beach Restaurant, providing a slightly more relaxed setting but with exquisite food. Don't mistake the casual ambience with finger food and snacks; the menu on offer here is exotic and highly sought after. The Tomato and African Rice is one of the favourites, and there are also steaks and chicken with both Portuguese and international dishes available. At the weekends, you can enjoy live music whilst sampling some of their famous cocktails.
Enjoy a drink
You might want to enjoy a few drinks pre-dinner before moving on to your chosen restaurant or you may have eaten already and want to round off your meal with a cocktail or two.
There are plenty of venues to pick from quiet romantic settings to those which feature music and entertainment.
If you want a place which offers a bit of everything, Monty's is a great spot. The terrace outside has prime position to see the entertainment which is found in the Praça for everyone, whilst inside there's a resident DJ. A few times per week there's a karaoke evening. And for sporting fans, the wide screen TVs spread throughout the bar means there's no chance of missing your favourite event.
Try a Mojito and other cocktails in the Vale do Lobo area
The Beach Bar offers a similarly relaxed setting, with TVs and drinks available during both the day and night.
The Lounge is a more sophisticated affair, with more than 100 cocktails to pick from. This al fresco bar offers a wonderfully continental setting for sunset parties, events and promotions, the perfect way to end the perfect day!
For cocktails Mexican-style, Cantina del Lobo offers a great selection of drinks which can be enjoyed either before a meal, or just by relaxing in the bar area. Absorb the traditional Mexican atmosphere and be transported to the other side of the world in a flash.
Party from dusk to dawn
For the party animals who want to dance until dawn there's a variety of nightclubs and bars where the latest sounds and the best music can be found.
Gecko is one of the trendiest clubs in the area, mixing the hottest sounds with its incredible seafront setting. With the doors flung open, clubbers can either head to the dance floor or enjoy the chance to cool down in the fresh air. With a modern and chilled out interior, this club pulls in both holidaymakers and local residents; it's very much the place to be seen!
Plenty of choice
Vale do Lobo has an exciting choice of nightlife, suitable for families and hardcore clubbers alike. If you simply want to enjoy a quiet meal before returning back to your villa to relax, there's a vast choice of restaurants. There are numerous bars and clubs with varying degrees of entertainment, as well as the all-night clubs which promise the hottest music until the sun comes up.