Sleep, eat and relax: Valentine's Day is celebrated in the Algarve and Alentejo

Most of the programs are for the 14th of February, but some extend to other dates.

A typical candlelit dinner, relaxation and stay programs or different activities, such as riding a hot air balloon. In the Algarve and Alentejo, hotels have already prepared themselves to receive couples on Valentine's Day, which is celebrated on the 14th of February. 

See some of the options available for Valentine's Day in these two regions.


Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort

To celebrate love, the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort propose dinner at Sensai or a massage at the hotel's spa.

Executive chef Bruno Viegas and his multicultural team prepared a special menu dedicated to romance for dinner on the 14th of February, in an ode to the flavors of the East.

At Sensai, the resort's latest restaurant that combines modern Asian cuisine with the freshness of Portuguese ingredients, the culinary journey begins with a signature cover, consisting of puffed rice, Sri Lankan kokis and pink tomato chutney.

The meal continues with a spicy prawn, avocado and Tobiko roe and a sushi selection. lovers, from nigiris, makizushi and gunkan maki. The loin of beef with potatoes and curry completes the meal and dessert is proposed to sweeten the palate. Exotic Valentine's (passion fruit, lime, pineapple and coconut).

The price is 60 euros per person.

The Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort also suggests an experience of well-being and balance between body and mind. At the spa, visitors are invited to enjoy a unique treatment for two (50 minutes), in an exotic combination of essential oils, which elevates tranquility. This option is available from the 11th to the 14th of February and the price is 170 euros per couple.


AP Cabanas Beach & Nature

In Cabanas de Tavira, the AP Beach & Nature celebrates Valentine's Day with romantic decor, sparkling wine and seasonal fruit in the room. In this hotel, you can choose between paying 130 euros for one night or two nights for 235 euros.

The romantic dinner on the 14th is made by chef Jorge Sancho. Drinks are included and the price is 40 euros per person.


AP Eva Senses

Em Faro, the hotel AP Eva Senses there are also accommodation packages, for this special date, for one or two nights, for 195 and 290 euros.

The package also includes romantic decoration in the room, sparkling wine and strawberries on arrival, romantic dinner and breakfast buffet.

On the 14th, dinner is in charge of chef Alberto Carvalho, at the Harune restaurant, with a menu that starts with oysters with citrus fruits and chives, a cozy broth and butterfish in lobster broth. This is followed by a duck risotto with foie gras and orange zest and, to sweeten the finish, a delicious chocolate and red fruit.

Drinks are included and the price is 40 euros per person.


AP Maria Nova Lounge

In Tavira, the AP Maria Nova Lounge has a program for one or two nights, with romantic decoration in the room, sparkling wine and strawberries in the room upon arrival, as well as a dinner for two by Chef Milene Nobre – exclusively on the 14th.

The price is 175 euros for one night and 255 euros for two nights.

The Valentine's Day menu has freshly baked bread with flavored butter, roasted cheese tiborna with honey and apple, sea bream fillet with chickpea hummus and coriander, or, if you prefer, meat, veal tourne with sauce, chestnuts and vegetables.

Dessert will be chocolate brownie with fruits and meringues. The price of 38 euros per person with drinks included.


AP Oriental Beach 

The hotel in Praia da Rocha proposes an escape for two with the sea as a backdrop. During the month of February, the package includes a stay of one or two nights with romantic decoration in the room, sparkling wine and strawberries on arrival.

The one-night package costs 170 euros and the two-night package costs 260 euros, which also includes dinner. buffet lines and breakfast. Exclusively on the 14th of February, the AP Oriental Beach will have the Cupido Romantic Buffet, with live music by the artist Lídia Brandão and dinner by candlelight. The menu, which has several options for all tastes, is 30 euros per person, drinks included.


Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa

In Albufeira, next to Santa Eulália beach, in the Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa, meals are transformed for this special moment, which will be accompanied by music. 

The menu includes a welcome cocktail, homemade bread assortment, citrus butter, basil oil and quail rillette. There is also a combination of sushi with niguiri, gunkan and uramaki, sea bream, mussels, lime caviar, ginger and pink pepper. The meat dish includes veal tourne with slices of foie gras, beetroot and currants.

The dessert is a temptation of red fruits, vanilla from Madagascar, rose petals and hibiscus. Hotel selection drinks are included. 

The price is 95 euros per couple.


Herdade Foz da Represa

Located in Alentejo, on Estrada Nacional 122, halfway between Beja and Mértola, the Herdade Foz da Represa offers the possibility of celebrating Love with various initiatives.

The program includes a selection of regional and national wines, sparkling wines and champagne, flavors from Portugal and the world and a romantic atmosphere.

Herdade Foz da Represa was born in a 20th-century manor house, designed by the architect Amílcar Pinto and which, in the XNUMXs, was featured in the Revista Arquitetura Portuguesa.

NAU Sao Rafael Atlantic

O San Rafael Atlantico, close to São Rafael beach, in Albufeira, it offers dinner, an exotic sweets workshop and a SPA experience.

Valentine's dinner at the Fado restaurant features a menu made up of amuse bouche (shrimp, roasted tomato purée, ricotta cheese and fennel), followed by a starter (exotic salad with smoked duck magret and drunk grapes in muscatel).

The main dishes are Paella risotto with confit egg yolk and reduced temperature pork tenderloin, port wine and red fruit reduction, pea and carrot mousseline and potato gratin. Black cherry and chocolate is the highlight in the desserts. The option is limited to 15 couples, and is available for 70 euros per person.

An original exotic confectionery workshop is also available, at the Fado restaurant, on the 14th, from 15 pm to 00 pm. This workshop costs 16 euros per person, limited to six couples, and can be purchased together or separately from dinner.

Finally, São Rafael Atlântico presents a SPA promotion, available between the 10th and 14th of February, at Felicitas SPA Atlantico: it includes a massage for two with aromatic candles, lasting 50 minutes. To end the experience, strawberries with chocolate and herbal tea will be offered. This option for two is available for 175 euros.


Pine Cliffs Resort 


O Pine cliffs, located in Albufeira, invites you to celebrate Valentine's Day at the resort, with dinner and other experiences.

At the O Pescador restaurant, a romantic dinner will be served. Among the gastronomic proposals suggested by the chef for this occasion are crispy cannelloni with truffled yolk, real crab berlin ball as amuse bouche and smoked scallops or prawn tortellini for starters.

Among the main dishes to choose from, stand out the croaker with blue lobster rice, lamb tenderloin or cauliflower steak.

For dessert, to share, the chef suggests petit gateau, wild fruit clafoutis or exotic fruit. Valentine's dinner is available for 75 euros per person, with an extra 30 euros for the wine pairing.

For a complete experience, Pine Cliffs has developed a special package that includes two nights of accommodation at the hotel (deluxe room with sea view), champagne, flowers and strawberries on arrival and a 20% discount in the resort's restaurants and bars (from 315 euros per night).

Couples who opt for this package can also enjoy a special Valentine's Day treatment for two at the Serenity Spa, for 160 euros, and free access to the thermal oasis.


Real Bellavista Hotel


Also in Albufeira, just a few minutes from the center and beaches, the Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa prepared a dinner for couples, which includes live music. 

The menu consists of pumpkin cream with toasted almonds, withamaranth sautéed in a spicy sauce, sarugula and walnut salad with honey vinaigrette, schicken soup with dried apricots, petit gateau with egg cream or Strawberry with whipped cream and hot chocolate. 

Drinks included are those selected by the Hotel and the price is 70 euros per couple.


Real Marina Hotel & Spa

In Olhão, the romantic Valentine's Day dinner is accompanied by music and gifts. During the night, the Real Marina Hotel & Spa there will also be a draw for two nights' accommodation, with breakfast included, and three vouchers for access to the gym, indoor pool, sauna and Turkish bath.

The menu consists of bisque with oyster spicy tempura, chunk of colored salmon, citrus and crab risotto, wild boar loin braised with thyme, mushroom ragout and green asparagus tips and chocolate velvet, pistachio crumble and mango couli and passion fruit. 

Hotel selection drinks are included and the price is 105 euros per couple.


Salgados Beach Villas and Sao Rafael Holidays 

For those looking for a more intimate program to celebrate Valentine's Day, the Salgados Beach Villas and the São Rafael Holidays developments, in Albufeira, have options.

Decorated for the event, the Salgados Beach Villas are available in various types (V2, V3 and V4). São Rafael Holidays has an accommodation offer between apartments, double rooms in the Guesthouse and the Palm Villas and Ocean Villas, the latter with a private outdoor heated pool (upon request in advance and supplement).


Sines Sea View Business & Leisure Hotel

With a panoramic view of the Ocean, a relaxing spa and a menu designed for the occasion, the Sines Sea View Business & Leisure offers different proposals.

As Valentine's Day falls on a Tuesday, the hotel has prepared special programs for the 11th, 14th and 18th of February.

With a heated indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath and three massage rooms (one double), at the Seelyte SPA the couple will find a refuge dedicated to the balance between body and mind.

Finally, dinner will be in charge of chef David Proença. At the “Volta do Mar” restaurant, the menu includes crab with raspberry pickle and champagne foam, sea bass with apple and rose orzotto, black pork tusk with truffled potato gratin as main dishes and chocolate tartlet with fleur de sel and pink pepper ice cream for dessert. However, this menu can be customized according to the tastes of each couple.

To make the moment even more special, on the 14th, lovers will be surprised with a live performance by saxophonist Fernando Salema.

A night's stay costs from 110 euros. Relaxing couples massage is 110 euros (50 minutes) or 140 euros (80 minutes).

The special romantic dinner menu starts at 45 euros per person.


Sleep & Nature Hotel Rural

in this hotel focused on sleep, located in Lavre, Montemor-o-Novo, there is also an option for couples to enjoy. For the 14th of February, the hotel developed the “Love and Relax” proposal, an immersive experience for couples, valid from 258 euros.

The program provides accommodation with breakfast, romantic kit with sparkling wine, red fruit skewers, lavender and raspberry truffles, romantic dinner, access to the indoor pool, gym, Turkish bath and sauna.

There is still the possibility of late check out e upgrade Free, subject to availability.

The “Amar e Relaxar” massage kit, consisting of a rose quartz crystal of love, together with a lavender and chamomile relaxation oil personalized with the name of each member of the couple, is also included.

For couples who want a more complete experience, Sleep & Nature offers stargazing sessions, lasting one hour (160 euros for two people) and 45-minute couples meditation (150 euros for two people) .


Vacation Specials

in this hotel, The One Restaurant prepared a special menu. Oysters with champagne zabaglione, crunchy vegetables and almonds welcome all lovers. This is the starting point of a menu that features red mullet and scallop as a fish dish, with crustacean sauce, ginger and kaffir lime.

To clean and prepare the palate for the meat dish, a cherry sorbet with raw sparkling wine will be served, before the marinated duck breast with citrus fruits, dark chocolate sauce and red chilli.

For dessert there is passion fruit soufflé accompanied by raspberry ice cream.

The price per person with pairing of wines and drinks selection included is 75 euros.


Tivoli Marina Portimao 

Next to the Portimão Marina and Praia da Rocha, the Tivoli Marina Portimao prepared a menu for all couples that includes cocktail and a amuse bouche welcome.

Dinner will have a carrot soup with a fragrance of orange and pink ginger as a starter, followed by the temptation of croaker with shrimp in a bisque accompanied by seasonal vegetables and a hunk of veal stuffed with alheira over creamy sweet potato, portobello. and pepper sauce.

Finally, a strawberry petit gâteau with lemon cream and vanilla ice cream promises to sweeten the meal.

Dinner costs 45 euros per person, with wine pairings for 20 euros.


Tivoli Lagos

in this hotel from Lagos there is also no shortage of options for Valentine's night.

Oysters and sparkling wine serve as the motto for this celebration, with a amuse bouche which harmonizes with a Sparkling Reserve Brut, Barranco Longo.

This is followed by a starter of scallop, shrimp and seafood consommé accompanied by Paxá White wine, a fish dish consisting of red mullet, rice and seaweed paired with a Rosé Marquês dos Vales DUO and, to finish, black pork with roots and clams, paired with Barranco Longo Private Selection Red.

To finish off there is hot chocolate, strawberries and whipped cream, a pre-dessert accompanied by a Sparkling Reserve, Bruto Quê Rosé, Barranco Longo.

Solid orange, carob and fig cream milk are the star of the last act, a treat that can be savored in pairing with a Tawny Messiah Port.

The price per person with drinks included is 60 euros.


Vale do Lobo 

O Vale do Lobo resort presents a special Valentine's Day gift: the voucher “São Valentim”, which includes two nights of accommodation at the resort in a standard apartment for two people.

Despite being designed for the 14th, this voucher is valid for one year from the date of purchase, and can be used to book a romantic weekend on another occasion. 

The voucher includes a VIP welcome basket, a picnic basket for two people, the use of electric bicycles available during the stay, a Guest card with access to various perks and free use of the internal transport circuit Vale do Lobo Resort Shuttle .

The promotion includes the booking of an apartment in Vale do Lobo from 104 euros, in the months of January, February, March, November and December. In April, May and October it is 130 euros and in June and September it is 150 euros.

The special program that the São Valentim voucher offers can also be complemented with a 50-minute relaxation massage for the couple, for 135 euros. 


VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve 

No VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve, in Guia, there is a promotional package that includes one night's accommodation in a double room, with a romantic reception (VIP Romance), port wine and decoration with rose petals.

Breakfast is also included. buffet lines and a romantic dinner at the Olivo Meat & Wine restaurant, a three-course menu with drinks included, in a reserved and charming area of ​​the hotel's restaurant.

The hotel also included a swimming pool and, taking into account the date, the check-out can be done until 14:00.

This option is available from 73,50 euros per person (valid for stays from the 14th to the 15th of February)


Vila Vita Parc Resort and Spa

O Vila Vita Parc Resort and Spa, in Porches, it offers options for Valentine's Day, ranging from meals in the group's various restaurants to personalized programmes.

Experiences, gastronomy, health and wellness, shopping and experiences outside the resort are the categories of options that include hot air balloon rides, sea rides, or massages.

Reservations for the various programs can be made here 


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