Loulé Guide

Loulé, Algarve

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Loulé, city (20,000 inhab.) and municipality with 70,600 inhabitants (1), district of Faro, no Algarve, is one of the main tourist destinations in Portugal and Europe.

Beautiful beaches and excellent golf are among the strengths this little piece of paradise in the Algarve.

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Beach in Loulé © Quinta do Lago/Images of Portugal


One of the sixteen concelhos (municipalities) in this southern region of Portugal, Loulé, has hotel facilities and infrastructure of first class. There are eleven parishes in the county.

Beautiful Beaches

Loulé's main attractions are the beaches (praias) and the beaches that most attract visitors are Almancil, Quarteira and Vilamoura.


Golf lovers have some of the best options for golfing in Portugal and in the world. Algarve golf courses are among the favorites of many professionals and amateurs of this sport. Loulé offers some of the best courses in the Algarve.

Loulé Beaches

Praia da Falésia (continues in Albufeira)

Vilamoura Beach

Quarteira Beach

Vale do Lobo Beach

Garrão Beach (West)

Garrão Beach (East)

Ancão Beach

Quinta do Lago Beach

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Municipal Council of Loulé © Antonio Sachetti/Images of Portugal

Loulé Heritage

Among the riches of its heritage, the Church of São Lourenço, the Ermida de São João da Venda and the medieval Castle of Loulé stand out.

Parishes of Loulé

The 9 parishes of Loulé are as follows:

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