Vilalara Thalassa Resort

Vilalara Thalassa Resort

Immerse yourself in the luxury of this stylish hotel built by Sir Nelson in the 1960s. This verdant oasis of tranquility is named after his granddaughter Lara. Thalassa Resort is set in a tropical garden atop a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The serene atmosphere is pleasant, with six swimming pools and free access to the unique thalasso center. You reach the sandy beach via an impressive staircase. And Albufeira, Portimão and Faro, among others, are within excursion distance.


Free use of sauna, Turkish bath and fitness, water and fruit in the room on arrival for Caractère clients. Newlyweds receive sparkling wine, chocolate truffles and strawberries in their room on arrival. Complimentary baby carriage service within the resort.

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This hotel is open from early April to mid-November.


111 rooms and 17 apartments decorated in a modern style.


Earliest check-in from 3 pm. Latest check-out at noon.


Price from 569 euros.


Tourist tax is 1 euro per person per night between March and November. Between November and April, it is 2 euros per person per night.

About the rooms

All rooms have air conditioning, tile floor or anti-allergic carpet, a telephone, a TV, free wifi, a safe, a minibar, separate sitting area and terrace. Bathrooms are equipped with a bath and shower, a toilet, a bidet, a hairdryer and bathrobes.

Our favourite room

We prefer the Junior suite sea view room.

Enjoy a refreshing swim

This hotel has many options when it comes to pools. You can have a dip in one of the 6 outdoor pools, including 2 children's pools, 3 salt water pools and 1 heated pool. Relax on the loungers at the pool or at the beach and enjoy free towel service.

Work out and wind down

At Vilalara Thalassa Resort, you can unwind completely in the Thalassocenter with sauna, steam bath and indoor pool. You have free access when booking Thalassotherapy. In need of more relaxation? Opt for a blissful massage or one of the numerous beauty treatments. In for some sport? This hotel has 3 tennis courts, 2 of which with lighting, 1 paddle court, 2 omnisports courts and a fitness. In addition, you can take part in yoga, tai chi, pilates or aerobics classes. At only 2 km, you will find plenty of water sports facilities. Golf enthusiasts can have a blast on 1 of the 3 18 holes golf courses in the area.


A thought was also given to children; they can have their fill at the Koala Kids Club. The club is open during holiday periods. Children between 3 and 12 years are welcome!

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Food & Drink

Vilalara Thallasa Resort offers a very extensive breakfast buffet with show cooking. The B&G gourmet restaurant is located at the top of the cliff, with breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean, offering refined dishes with local products and special 'light gourmet' menus. Restaurant The Terrace Grill, next to the pool, open at noon and in the evening, with panoramic terrace, offers grill menus and theme nights during the summer. This resort also has 2 pool bars and 1 beach bar, which are open in high season only. Half board is a 3-course menu with a selection of dishes. From May to September, there is a Seafood Buffet once a week.

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This hotel enjoys a very quiet location, thanks to its exclusive location on a cliff in the middle of a subtropical garden. The sandy beach is accessible by an impressive staircase. At 1,5 km from the center of Porches, 14 km from Albufeira, 20 km from Portimão, 37 km from Vilamoura. Faro is at 52 km.

Are you travelling by plane?

Faro Airport is 52 km away


A transfer -for maximum 4 people- is available between Faro airport and the hotel, which costs 75 euros per journey. You pay this amount on-site.

Do you have a (rental) car?

This hotel has free private parking.

Caractère review

This stylish luxury hotel has a dream location: a green oasis of tranquility, atop a cliff, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The unique Thalasso center, sophisticated cuisine and professional service create a serene atmosphere and guarantee a relaxing stay.

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