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Almancil - Chic Town in the Golden Triangle

By Almonds & Oranges          

Did you know?

Almancil ChurchKarting Almancil is home to the replica of the former Formula 1 Jacarepaguá circuit in Brazil. The Almancil circuit was launched by former Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won three Formula One world championships. Visitors can take either a 200cc kart around the 760 meter racetrack or, for the more experienced drivers, there are high performance 390cc karts to take for a spin. 

Why buy property in Almancil?

The town of Almancil is the inland point of the Algarve’s “Golden Triangle”, so named for its richness of luxury homes in superb settings and access to first class facilities. Only 20 minutes’ drive from Faro Airport, Almancil is close to some of the world’s most celebrated golf courses and stunning beaches between the Triangle’s coastal points, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. The area is favoured by celebrities worldwide as a holiday destination and prime location to own property.

Broad choice of properties for sale

Whether you are looking for a luxury newly built apartment in the centre of town, a renovated farmhouse in a semi-rural setting or a lavish six bedroom villa in majestic grounds, Almancil is more than likely to have something to catch your eye.

There are many new-builds in and around the town including fully equipped central apartments with private parking and designer three or four bedroom villas in the surrounding countryside.

Almancil at a glance

  • 20 minutes’ drive from Faro Airport
  • part of the Algarve’s exclusive “Golden Triangle”
  • traditional Algarve combined with modern living
  • easy access to excellent road and rail networks
  • close to world-renowned golf courses and leisure facilities for all ages
  • a wealth of restaurants and bars serving international cuisine
  • wide range of local shops, supermarkets, banks and other amenities
  • plenty of entertainment for the kids in and around the “Golden Triangle”.


Stroll around Almancil and you’ll spot many reminders of the town’s history. The pottery industry is part of Almancil’s heritage and the locally-produced pieces are particularly attractive with their muted pastel colours. The Church of São Lourenço, on the eastern edge of Almancil, is one of the few Algarvean churches to have survived the 1755 earthquake intact and is a wonderful example of a traditional Portuguese place of worship. The interior of the church is a fascinating work of blue and white azulejos(ceramic glazed tiles) depicting the life of São Lourenço.


A variety of shops and businesses line the main road through the town with several banks, supermarkets, restaurants and cafes. Not surprisingly, Almancil has developed a sizable expat community and a number of stores are geared up to meet its needs. There is an English butcher, a fish and chip shop and the popular Apolónia supermarket, which has everything you could possibly want including UK brand products.

A short drive to the Golden Triangle coast will take you to Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, both purpose-built luxury resorts. Complete with a selection of restaurants, designer shops and excellent sports facilities, they cater for those seeking luxury and the chance to splurge.

Almancil villa and views

Sport and leisure

Living in Almancil gives you a choice of world-class golf courses. Vale do Lobo is home to the Royal and Ocean courses and Quinta do Lago has three, the North, South and Laranjal, as well as the exclusive Pinheiros Altos and San Lorenzo. Each course has its own individual setting and challenges.

In Almancil, you're also close to one of Portugal’s largest tennis facilities, Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy. Nearby Vilamoura boasts another internationally recognised tennis academy, but if you prefer to spend your leisure time relaxing, then a visit to Vilamoura’s 1000+ berth marina complex for a lazy lunch or romantic supper is a must.

Of course, there's always plenty to do and see down at the beach. Just six kilometres from Almancil, you’ll be hard pressed to find better stretches of golden sand flanked by bold ochre and ruby cliffs. The coast is a paradise for water sports and fishing enthusiasts.

Just seven kilometres north of Almancil, the town of Loulé has plenty to offer too. Famous for its Gypsy Market and annual Brazilian-style carnival, Loulé has its own sports pavilion and swimming pools. The swimming pool complex boasts a 50 metre Olympic outdoor pool and a 25 metre indoor pool, which is open all year round.


Where do I look for property in Almancil?

Chances are that the Almancil property you're looking for is right here at Meravista. So, why not take a few minutes to browse through our property listings. Our map-based search, detailed property descriptions and photographs make it easy to check out the homes for sale.

Almancil is located in the county of Loulé.  As part of the Golden Triangle, it is a few minutes south from the town of Loulé.

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