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Resort overview

Clube Atlantico enjoys a quiet, cliff top location to the east of the former fishing village of Carvoeiro, where you’ll find friendly cafés and bars and a huge selection of restaurants clustered around the little town beach. The delightful beaches of Marinha, Paraíso and Vale de Centeanes are a short drive away while the glorious Praia do Carvalho, is within walking distance of the resort.

Clube Atlantico is ideal for families, with an array of facilities on hand including tennis courts, playground and communal pool. It is also well placed to visit the thrilling waterparks at Lagoa and Alcantarilha and a sea life park at Guia. Those looking for some retail therapy should head to the town of Portimão or the Algarve Shopping mall, both around 15 minutes away by car, while the golf courses along this stretch of coast will exceed the expectations of even the keenest of players.

Activities & amenities

  • Communal pool(s)
  • Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Childrens' play area

Activities at Clube Atlantico


Just a few minutes’ drive from the resort, the excellent Pestana Golf Club boasts two superb 18-hole courses where James Villa golfers staying at Clube Atlantico are offered year-round discounts on green fees. On the versatile Gramacho course you’ll encounter artfully sculpted lakes and bunkers, while Vale da Pinta is known as one of the most beautifully designed courses in Europe, its undulating terrain dotted with carob, fig, almond and olive trees. The large golf academy offers first class coaching and excellent practice facilities.


After his success designing the Vale de Pinta course, Ronald Fream teamed up with the former world No. 1 Nick Price to create the unique design of Gramacho. With 18 holes and 27 greens, plus numerous different tee points, players are able to enjoy the same course time and time again but always with slightly different challenges. Having hosted the Portuguese Ladies Open on a number of occasions Gramacho is recognised as a championship course.

Course details

  • Course type: 18 hole golf course
  • Course signature: Nick Price
  • Course par: 72
  • Course yards: 6678
  • Male handicap: 27
  • Female handicap: 35
  • Dress code

    Golf shoes must be worn, players must not wear casual shorts, jeans, sleeveless shirts or track suits


  • Golf academy
  • Driving range
  • Putting green
  • Club house
  • Golf shop
  • Golf buggy hire
  • Tuition

    The Pestana Golf Club offers a range of tuition, from single and group lessons, starting from approximately €30 for adults and €20 for juniors, to beginners and advanced players courses starting from approximately €130. Something for every golfer!


  • Open to non-residents

Opening times

Open all year round, from 7am - 9pm during the summer and 7am - 6pm during the winter period


Charges may be applicable. Pre-booking required. Range from approximately €56-€84 per person.
Vale de Pinta


There are two hard tennis courts available to guests staying at Clube Atlantico so bring your racquets and enjoy a friendly knock-about with the family! Guests should bring their own racquets and tennis balls, as no equipment hire is available in resort.


  • Hard courts: 2

Opening times

Open all year round, 7 days a week, from 8am - 6pm.


Charges may be applicable. Court hire is approximately €8.00 per hour and needs to be reserved in resort at the reception

Other sports and activities

If you are looking for a more active holiday, the resort offers a mini golf course and cycling trails to enjoy. There is also a playground to provide children with plenty of additional entertainment.

  • Cycling / Mountain biking
  • Mini golf
  • Childrens playground
Other sports and activities

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Scores 9.4 out of 10 based on 13 reviews
10 out of 10


Norwich Family (the eldest child is at school)
Whilst having a maid in every day was great for bins/beds and keeping floors clean, she was there for a long time which felt a little intrusive (although she was absolutely lovely).

She took washing out of machine and did some ironing one day, neither of which was asked for or required.

Also, the pool man/ gardener just suddenly appeared which impacted on our privacy. Not sure how this could be improved (sorry), but just a bit disconcerting to suddenly have a couple of men around the pool when I'm ther in my bikini!

Also, some of the lights didn't work; minor, but noticeable in an otherwise excellent villa.
Confirmed guest: 24 October 2015
Published on: 09 November 2015

Casa Shambala

10 out of 10


Lancaster Group
Wonderful relaxing break in a stunning villa. Casa Carioca is a gem.
Confirmed guest: 12 September 2015
Published on: 30 September 2015

Casa Carioca

10 out of 10


Family (the eldest child is at school)
Excellent villa, lovely location, we hope to return!
Confirmed guest: 06 September 2015
Published on: 18 September 2015

Casa Shambala

10 out of 10


Cheshunt, Hertfordshire Family (the eldest child is at school)
We stayed here with two other families with their young children and we all had a fab time. There is a private beach a short (but steep) walk away and the town is a 5 min drive away with a choice of lots of nice restaurants. We all had a fab time - we are considering going back to the same place next year!
Confirmed guest: 22 August 2015
Published on: 18 September 2015

Mar a Vista

9 out of 10


Radcliffe Manchester Friends
Excellent villa we all enjoyed every second of our stay, We all would like to stay there again
Confirmed guest: 27 June 2015
Published on: 15 September 2015

Casa Shambala

9 out of 10


Whitley Bay Family (the eldest child is at school)
Fantastic location, great accommodation. Service was exceptional.
Confirmed guest: 08 August 2015
Published on: 10 September 2015

Casa Shambala

10 out of 10


We absolutely adored Villa Carioca, Clube Atlantico is a fantastic resort in a beautiful location. For our first family holiday with a 16 month old toddler we really cannot fault anything at all. Not only would we recommend the villa, resort and company to all our friends but we hope to return again soon. The only thing that we would improve is the outside furniture of the villa, the rest of the villa was so beautifully decorated we felt this was a bit tired and 'plastic'. A special mention must be made to all the staff working so hard at the resort, especially Anna Maria our fantastic cleaner and Manuel at reception.
Confirmed guest: 20 June 2015
Published on: 25 June 2015

Casa Carioca

9 out of 10


Surrey Family (the eldest child is at school)
The area was quiet and close shops and beaches,we also liked the many excellent restaurants.
We would not hesitate to return to the area.
The staff at villa excellent and friendly which made our holiday .
The villa very nice,with the exception of one double bed feeling very soft and worn.
Confirmed guest: 16 August 2014
Published on: 04 October 2014

Casa Shambala

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