Why Rent a Villa in Salema

With its unspoiled beaches and charming cobblestone streets, Salema in the western Algarve is located in the parish of Budens, Vale do Bispo.  Imposing cliffs and also golden sandy beaches make Salema a picture-perfect postcard setting. Click HERE to view our holiday rentals in Salema.


Luxury Villas in the Fishing Village of Salema

The village of Salema is one of the few villages with a fishing fleet of traditional colourful boats. Still launched from the beach (now with the help of a tractor), it is cast into the sea to catch snapper, mackerel, sardines, and also octopus that you can enjoy freshly grilled at one of the local restaurants. 

The lovely sandy beach is gently sloping is ideal for swimming and is safe for children. A lifeguard is also on duty in the summer months and the quality of sea water is excellent. 

Salema fishing boat in the Algarve

Visit Salema’s Beautiful Beaches

Another key point is at either end of the beach are yellow limestone rocks which date back to around 150 million years ago. Above them is the more recent red limestone rock which also contrasts beautifully with the bright blue sky. It is among these that you will also find fossils, shells, and even the footprints of dinosaurs. 

About 300m beneath the waters of Salema Beach you can also visit the French warship L’Ocean, sunk during the Seven Years’ War. 

Salema beach in the Algarve

Facilities Galore when you Hire a Villa in Salema

There are some fabulous local bars and also restaurants in Salema, some traditional gift shops, and convenience stores. The city of Lagos is to the east and Sagres to the West, both approx. 15 km away. In about 15 minutes by car, you can also be by the west coast. 

Here you can find more sandy beaches stretching down the cliffs for miles. If you want to do more than to just lie on the beach there is golf, tennis, spas, horseback riding, boat trips, and nature walks all within a few miles. From the beach cliffs, there are also great launching points for practicing paragliding. 

Salema beach Algarve Portugal

Villa Rental Salema – FAQ’S

It is situated within the Costa Vincentina Natural Park, a protected area of outstanding natural beauty in the western Algarve region of Portugal.

How far is Salema from Faro Airport?

Approx. 3 hours  drive. Click HERE to see the map.

Here are 9 popular restaurants in Salema – D’Italia Pizzaria, Em lume brando, A Boia, Agua na Boca, Atlantico, O Lourenco, Sweet & Temptation, Olhos N’agua and O Teheiro do Infante.


Villas to Rent in Salema

Casa Estrela do Mar
  • Villa   2   2   2
  • From £1,967 to £4,725 per week
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Villa Alegria
  • Villa   4   4   4
  • From £9,205 to £23,310 per week
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Villa Mar à Vista
  • Villa   3   4   3
  • From £5,831 to £13,230 per week
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Villa Mar Azul
  • Villa   7   6   7
  • From £6,440 to £14,490 per week
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Best Restaurants in Salema

Restaurants/bars located in Salema include A BoiaAgua na BocaAtlanticoD’Italia PizzariaEm lume brando, Sweet & Temptation, Olhos N’agua, O Telheiro do Infante and O Lourenco.


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