The hotel Vila Galé Albacora results from the restoration of the former tuna fishing camp Arraial Ferreira Neto. The "people of the sea" associated with tuna fishing lived from March to September.
This hotel in Tavira, set in the vast Ria Formosa Natural Park, is thus an architectural witness to the way of life of fishermen and their families back when the traditional Almadrava - the frame used to catch tuna - was still in use.
The old fishermen's houses, workshops, and warehouses have been converted into 161 rooms with stunning views of the Ria Formosa. The existing chapel has been preserved and is now used for weddings and christenings, as has the old school, which has been converted into a kids' club. And the former bakery was converted into a restaurant.
This Tavira hotel, rich in regional tradition, has also become an eco-hotel, receiving awards and recognition for its sustainable environmental practices.
Activities related to nature tourism and the outdoors, such as birdwatching, boat riding, and extreme sports, are excellent ways to utilise this location's potential fully.
The Vila Galé Albacora hotel has two bars and two restaurants with free wi-fi, where tuna and Algarve specialities are unavoidable. Relax in the spa of this Tavira hotel, which features an indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath, and massage rooms.
Staying in Tavira gives all golfers the option to discover the popular golf courses of the region, which are Benamor, Quinta da Ria & Cima, Castro Marim, and Quinta do Vale. In addition, of course, Portugal's No.1 course Monte Rei golf courses are within a 20-minute drive of the hotel.
The Vila Gale Albacora is a popular golfers Hotel with returning clients to the area each year.