Stretched along the length of the south coast of Portugal, Algarve holidays consist of beautiful sunshine, warm seas and a stunning coastline, filled with gorgeous sandy beaches. The Algarve weather can reach the early 20`s in the winter months and up to the 30`s during the height of summer.
Families return year after year to resorts such as Albufeira, where you have the choice of 7 glorious beaches, or Carvoeiro, which is quieter and has 4 lovely beaches for you to sunbathe and swim the day away. The whole length of The Algarve offers incredible lengths of sandy beaches, broken by the famous cliffs that jut out into the sea, providing sheltered coves and inlets with grottos and caves waiting to be explored.
Most of the Algarve holiday beaches have plenty of water sports available, such as boat trips and fishing tours, as well as championship golf courses in resorts like Vilamoura. Some of the smaller resorts, such as Amacao de Pera, are perfect for a relaxing friendly holiday and if you are looking to party all night and sleep through the day then look no further than Albufeira, where you will find a buzzing scene, filled with nightclubs, discos, pubs and bars.
Whether you wish to sample the delicious local cuisine or international dishes to suit all tastes, The Algarve has all angles covered when it comes to eating. Alvor and Lagos are just 2 examples of resorts boasting fantastic restaurants on Algarve holidays, where you can tuck into wonderful stews and freshly caught fish specialities. Many of the bars and restaurants on The Algarve advertise all day breakfasts and Sunday roasts for those holiday makers wanting good old British grub.
Portimao is home to lots of excellent fashion boutiques and craft stores, whilst Lagos is where you will find some great cheap holiday souvenirs at the market stalls and trendy shops.
Ideal for Couples
The Algarve is the perfect destination for couples, whether you want to stroll round the cobbled streets of Lagos, admire the historical Silves or just enjoy a romantic meal in the picturesque Praia Da Rocha..
Great for Families
The zoo and water park just outside of Lagos is popular with the kids, whilst the whole family will love the excellent Aqua Park near Amacao de Pera, as well as the gorgeous sandy beach..
One thing is for sure, when it comes to eating The Algarve offers you a gastronomic delight with resorts such as Tavira and Praia Do Vau offering local cuisine, like chicken piri piri and fresh fish dishes, as well as international cuisine to suit all tastes. .
Albufeira is the party capital of The Algarve, where you can party all night in one of the many late night discos and nightclubs, although Praia Da Rocha and Lagos also offer plenty of great bars and pubs..
The whole length of The Algarve, from Praia Da Luz to Vilamoura, is filled with gorgeous sandy beaches, split up by the cliff formations that jut out into the sea, forming hidden coves, grottos and sea caves just waiting to be explored..
Great Day Trips
The Algarve is excellent for golf, water sports, fishing, and boat trips and off road jeep safaris to name just a few day trips. Walking is popular with plenty of picturesque villages to admire and some of the boat tours head off for dolphin spotting trips..