The Best Sunrise And Sunset Spots In The Golden Triangle

Famous for its luxurious property, world-class golf resorts and stunning beaches, the Golden Triangle in the Algarve is a desirable area for holidaymakers. The nickname is given to any area of central Algarve which sits in between the points of Almancil, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo and is one of Portugal’s most affluent areas. 

With coastlines, villages and countryside, the Golden Triangle has plenty of highlights on offer, however, one thing which many people don’t know much about is the stunning sunrise and sunsets which happen here.

The Algarve is known for being one of the best places to catch an amazing view of sunrises and sunsets, but the Golden Triangle has beaches and viewing spots which are second to none. If you want to catch a glimpse of them whilst you are away on holiday, then here are some of the best spots to head to. 


The Beach Bar, Vale do Labo

The Beach Bar is the original beach bar in Vale do Lobo and has picked up a great reputation for its food, drinks and place to watch the sunrise or sunset. The bar looks over the beach and out to the sea, so after a long day relaxing in your villa or sunbathing on the beach, this is the perfect place to grab something to eat, have a few drinks and just admire the sunset. 


Praia da Falesia

The beach at Praia da Falesia is wrapped in a rocky, red coastline. Although the waves may sometimes a little too rough, this is a great beach to visit if you are wanting to catch a stunning sunrise or sunset. The best time of the day to visit is in the evening when the sunset transforms the sky into a beautiful red colour, which then casts a red glow over the beach and cliffs – very romantic!


São Lourenço Church, Almancil

The São Lourenço Church is considered to be one of the greatest treasures in the Algarve. It is a wonderful place to visit in the day time, with regular masses occurring throughout the week and is tiled with traditional azulejos, which are the white and blue tiles so often associated with Portugal. In the evenings, the setting sun casts a beautiful glow over the church, making it that little bit more magnificent. Once you have finished admiring the view, head into the main part of the town and enjoy some great food and drink, often accompanied by great views. 


Praia do Ancão

The sands at Praia do Ancão appear to stretch for miles, seeming endless at some points. The beach is backed by sand dunes along most of the length, which make for great vantage points if you want to catch a glimpse of the sunrise or sunset. If you want to relax on the beach itself, then there are sun loungers that you can hire, as well as restaurants and bars which overlook the ocean. In the early hours of the morning and later on at night, the beach is somewhat deserted, bar from the occasional windsurfer or paddleboarder.