PortoBay Falesia 

Coastal clifftop resort

This scenic resort is a stone’s throw from Praia da Falésia on top of the Algarve’s colourful cliffs.

PortoBay Falesia is in the charming Olhos de Água area of the Algarve, just a 15-minute drive from livelier Albufeira. It’s a large clifftop resort in pine-dotted grounds with easy access to two stretches of sand – head one way down 136 steps to the lengthy and much-loved Praia da Falésia, or walk 10 minutes the other way to the smaller and more secluded Olheiros de Água Doce Beach. Your stay here can be as active or as laid-back as you want – hit the tennis courts, visit the outdoor spa or pop over to one of the four sea-facing viewpoints to see the region’s instantly recognisable honeycomb-hued cliffs.

Why we love PortoBay Falesia

  • A lovely clifftop location overlooking the sands of Praia da Falésia.

  • Experience a range of treatments at the spa, from hot and cold stone massages to sea salt scrubs.

  • Head to Bar Búzios for live music and to enjoy their daily menu of cocktails.

4 stars
Apr - Oct
3 hours
On a clifftop in Olhos de Água, 15 minutes’ drive from Albufeira
Approx. 30 minutes’ transfer from Faro airport
Beach, Sustainability

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.



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There are two excellent restaurants here with an extensive selection of food. Madeira Restaurant serves buffet breakfast and dinners full of international flavours, and you can also go for exquisite Italian-inspired dinners at Il Basilico Algarve. Enjoy light à la carte snacks by the pool at Il Basilico Bar before unwinding with a cocktail at the chic Bar Búzios, where there’s also live music. If you feel like exploring a little more, there’s a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants within easy walking distance in the local village.

Madeira Restaurant
Enjoy buffet breakfast and weekly themed buffets for dinner with a great selection of international flavours.

Il Basilico Algarve
Enjoy popular Italian favourites including raviolis, pizzas and tortellinis.

Il Basilica Bar
Choose from light à la carte meals at the pool.

Bar Búzios
Enjoy cocktails and a top choice of wines and liqueurs accompanied by live music.

Try the cocktail of the day during happy hour at Bar Búzios.

What's included

Room Only

Upgrade options

Breakfast • Breakfast at Madeira Restaurant
Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Madeira Restaurant
Full Board • Breakfast and dinner at Madeira Restaurant • Lunch (set menu) at Falésia Restaurant.

Head to the spa (open seasonally) for relaxation, sea salt scrubs and volcanic hot stone massages. You may prefer to have your massage at the outdoor private gazebo where the sea breeze will help ease any tension. There is also a gym.

Enjoy a leisurely paced golf session on the hotel’s putting green or go for a game of tennis or try padel. Walk to one of the hotel's viewpoints for coastal views, best accompanied with a cocktail.

There are two pools - an indoor and an outdoor or you may prefer to descend to the sandy beach.

PortoBay supports a number of local communities and charities and purchases from and promotes local producers. It has a commitment to sustainability through reducing water consumption, managing waste and increasing energy efficiency plans.

This hotel is not available 07 Jan-10 Feb.

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