The Algarve is the beautiful southern coastline of Portugal. It is a region blessed with stunning beaches, picturesque fishing towns and a glorious climate, all of which combine to create the perfect holiday destination. The Algarve is wonderfully varied, able to appeal to a wide cross-section of tourists; there are pristine beaches for families, water parks for teenagers, buzzing nightlife for young couples and historic towns for cultural tour.
The Algarve provides excellent value for money, especially when compared to many of the other established European holiday destinations, while as a people the Portuguese are welcoming, hospitable and progressive. Southern Portugal is a hassle-free destination; hotels are of a high standard, there are comparatively short flights, English is universally spoken and the extensive selection of restaurants means that every cuisine or dietary requirement is catered for.
The Algarve is the most southerly end of Portugal and has more days of sunshine than California! It’s no surprise that 7 million people flock to its award winning beaches, historic towns, competition level golf courses and stunning landscapes every year. The beautiful golden sandy beaches are some of the best in the world.
The beaches are fully equipped to meet all your needs offering spectacular views of the coastline, relaxing beach front bars and restaurants, loungers, parasols and water sports activities for summer fun and much more. The Algarve is also known for its unique contrast between the golden coastline and the beautiful rural countryside, its many historic attractions and thousands of species of flora and fauna. If you want more than just a beach holiday, this is the perfect destination for photography, painting, nature watching, walking, cycling and sailing too.
Measuring 160KM x 50KM everything is accessible in the Algarve. Flights from most European countries to the main international airport in Faro take approximately 3 hours. The airport is centrally situated, 65KM from the eastern resort of Vila Real de Santo António and 90KM to Lagos in the west.
For those people that prefer to hire a car, all of the major car hire companies operate at the airport. The A22 toll road runs from one end of the Algarve to the other and costs less than 10€ for a “Class 1” vehicle. There are also local roads if you prefer to take in the scenery. The resort has partnered with leading travel brands who provide flights, transfers and car hire to bring the best deals and they’re all available in Algarve Holiday Shop.