Relaxation is what Salema is all about. The gently sloping beach with its pristine white sands make the warm summer days an absolute joy. Sun loungers and shades can be hired if you wish and refreshing cool drinks can be ordered from the beachside bars and restaurants.
For those who like to be pampered whilst on vacation, there are a selection of professional spa treatments and alternative therapies available in the area including nail bars, exercise studios, saunas, jacuzzies, steam rooms and indoor heated swimming pools.
The Algarve is a cyclists paradise due to the perfect climate and stunning scenery that is afforded along the trails. World renowned on road and off-road cycling events have been held here and no matter what your level you will find a suitable trail. Cycle hire is available locally from The Way Tours in Salema.
Fishing is a way of life in the Algarve and all types of fishing trips are available. You can expect to find native fish such as groupers, snappers, mackerel, seabass, stone bass and sea bream on the shorter fishing trips. For the more adventurous, big game fishing is available with Blue Marlin arriving in the Eastern Algarve in late June, migrating to the Western Algarve by the end of August and remaining until early October. Trips and equipment can be booked from The Way Tours in Salema.
There are two water parks within easy reach of Salema, namely Slide and Splash and Aqualand. Both parks offer thrill slides with drops, twists and turns, along with kid zones for smaller children and infants. Both parks are large enough to keep the whole family entertained all day. Discount tickets for Slide and Splash can be obtained from The Way Tours in Salema.
The Algarve is renowned for the quality of its golf courses. There are 2 courses all within a 15 minute drive of Salema : Espiche – a real tough test of golf (bring plenty of spare balls because the rough is tough !!), Boavista – a good resort course with some challenging and scenic holes.
While on Salema you can endulge yourself and book a private luxurious boat to discover the surrounding areas and all of our beautiful coast. You can do some inflatable, go to the famous grottoes at Ponta da Piedade in Lagos, or even go to the famous grottoes in Benagil, all this in one of the most fancy boat at the area, and departing from Salema, or just relax and enjoy the views while being driven in the sea by a local expert skipper. Book now for an experience you won’t miss!
Visitors are always pleasantly surprised with the quality and quantity of restaurants available in Salema. For such a small fishing village it certainly punches above its weight in terms of its culinary offerings. All the restaurants are family owned (you will not find any large chains here) and serve fresh food that is prepared with pride. The dining options cater for all budgets and palates from fine dining in the Agua na Boca, fresh fish dishes in O Lourenco, pasta and pizza in Casa Pizza, to lazy afternoon lunches with panoramic views in Atlantico.