Vilalara Thalassa Resort

An otherworldly resort perched on the cliffs above a near-private beach
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Vilalara Thalassa Resort

With eleven acres of magnificent seaside gardens, the Vilalara Thalassa Resort is an exclusive space dedicated to well-being and the senses.

The gardens and direct access to a golden sand beach place this five-star resort in a unique landscape in Porches, in the heart of the Algarve, and make it popular both locally and internationally. The resort has one of the best spas in southern Europe, and attracts upscale clientele from around the globe just to try out their extensive spa menu.



Facing the sea over the cliffs of Praia das Gaivotas, the hotel is designed in soft colors as if inspired by Gaudi. Although all beaches in the Algarve are public, Vilalara’s beach is largely only accessible via the resort, making it feel exclusive just for guests.


The resort’s dedication to wellness, the area’s ample exposure to sunshine and the friendliness of the staff will have you leaving feeling relaxed, refreshed and all around fantastic.


Don’t leave Vilalara Thalassa Resort without: azuleijos. The blue and white painted tiles that decorate homes and historic buildings all around Portugal hail from the Algarve and there are plenty of shops throughout the region to pick a few up for your own home.

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  • Le Miami
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