São Rafael is a beautiful, tranquil residential area of villas and apartments designed in the Algarve tradition, with whitewashed walls and terracotta roofs. It is the perfect holiday destination for those wanting a relaxing beach holiday. It boasts a stunning family friendly beach, with golden sands, set amidst golden limestone cliffs, with a charming beachside bar and restaurant. 

A selection of local shops and restaurants offering national and international cuisine, can be found nearby. For a wider range of amenities and fun nightlife, the popular resort of Albufeira is just a short drive away.

Staying in São Rafael is the best of both worlds! You can enjoy exciting nights out in Albufeira, dining out in style, or dancing the night away in one of the many trendy nightclubs. Alternatively, you can spend your holiday relaxing by the pool at The Sao Rafael Beach Resort, (home to Algarve Beach Pad) soaking up the Algarvian sun and catching up on your reading, in the company of your family and friends.