Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Salema

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Salema. Well known for its fishing, bars and golfing, this relaxing city won't disappoint. Meia Praia Beach and Rocha Beach are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Salema

Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Salema a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Espiche Golf Course (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Lagos Zoo (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Lagos Living Science Center (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Palmares Golf (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • International Kart Circuit (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Algarve International Autodrome Raceway (15.5 mi / 25 km)

Seasonal weather in Salema

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 83°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Salema

Salema is famous for its pristine beaches and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Salema is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Meia Praia Beach (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Rocha Beach (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
  • Luz Beach (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Dona Ana Beach (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Salema Beach (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Boca do Rio Beach (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Salema

Fly into Portimao (PRM), the closest airport, located 14.5 mi (23.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), which is 47.3 mi (76.1 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Salema?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 94 house rentals around Salema. From 37 Villas to 21 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Salema is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Salema?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Salema:

  • Praia da Rocha: 705 vacation rentals
  • Porto de Mós: 377 vacation rentals
  • Burgau: 104 vacation rentals
  • Lagos Centre: 659 vacation rentals
  • Meia Praia: 827 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Salema?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Salema. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lagos Marina: 5,737 home rentals
  • Parque da Floresta Golf: 3,961 home rentals
  • First European Slave Market: 5,720 home rentals
  • Alvor Boardwalk: 6,904 home rentals
  • Tres Irmaos Beach: 7,494 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Salema listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Salema?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 37 Villas in Salema. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Salema include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 21 lodging choices
  • Houses: 28 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 3 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Salema?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 54 vacation homes with pool available in Salema.

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