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Vasco da Gama

Montegordo, Algarve, Portugal

About this hotel

Vasco da Gama is a beachfront property featuring two outdoor swimming pools and a beautiful terrace. This hotel has a trendy bar which regularly plays live music in the evenings. Vasco da Gama runs two of its own restaurants, Barraquinha, which serves fish and salads, and the site’s main restaurant offers a buffet for breakfast and dinner. Vasco da Gama is surrounding by relaxed activities for guests looking for leisure; golf course, diving and snorkelling, and shopping centres entertain families, and castles and islands draw families back year after year. This hotel is also a good pick for solo travellers and couples, but the surrounding resort is certainly made for families.


Vasco da Gama is 45 minutes’ drive from Faro airport and is just 10 minutes’ walk from the Monte Gordo Train Station, meaning guests can explore the surrounding areas easily and independently. Monte Gordo has been transformed from a small fishing village to a modern and popular resort town. Situated on the Eastern Algarve, Vasco da Gama benefits from almost year-round sunshine, and the miles of golden sand encourage guests to get out in foot or by bicycle to explore the promenades or further. Monte Gordo has a calm ambience round the clock, and the nightlife is casual and social.

Room Types

Vasco da Gama offers guests a variety of rooms including Double Rooms, Superior Double Rooms, or One-Bedroom Apartments which all sleep up to two guests. All rooms feature modern decor and are bright and breezy. These rooms have either a land view overlooks g the lush gardens, or a sea view. Each room comes with Wi-Fi, TV, and a balcony as standard, and have a private bathroom with a modern bath or shower, and extras like a minibar can be requested. Larger families and groups can request interconnecting rooms. Vasco da Gama rooms are handicapped accessible.

Food and Drink

Vasco da Gama welcomes guests to its breakfast and dinner buffets, or its restaurant Barraquinha which serves freshly caught seafood. The poolside snack bar serves light meals and refreshments throughout the day. Throughout Vasco da Gama’s restaurants children are well catered for and special dietary requirements can be met upon request. Outside of the resort are various restaurants serving Portuguese cuisine, BBQ grill, and seafood in a huge variety of dishes. Guests can also find more Western cuisine and menus from around the world, served in family run cafes, chain eateries, and upscale restaurants.

Sports, Games and Entertainment

Vasco da Gama has plenty of recreational facilities forests to use including two tennis courts, a fitness centre, and a mini golf course. Vasco da Gama has its refreshing pools surrounded by sun loungers, and the live music as evening entertainment often attracts visitors from other hotels. Vasco da Gama is close to some beautiful beaches, and historical points of interest like Castro Marim Castle. Down on the beaches, guests can find a number of watersports and boat trips offered, including boat rides to the picturesque Island of Tavira where guests can visit for the day.


Check-in: 2pm
Check-out: 12 noon
Pets are not allowed
Cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club, Maestro, UnionPay credit card, ATM Card

Other Information

Distance to Monte Gordo Beach: 0.3 miles
Distance to Monte Gordo Train Station: 0.8 miles
Distance to Cabeco Beach: 1.4 miles
Distance to Praia Verde: 1.7 miles
Distance to Castro Marim Train Station: 2.4 miles
Distance to Castro Marim Castle: 2.7 miles
Distance to Alagoa Beach: 2.9 miles
Distance to Island of Tavira: 14.1 miles

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