Famous for its crystal clear water and amazing coastal beaches, the Algarve in Portugal has been a long-standing and popular holiday destination. Situated in the southernmost region of mainland Portugal, the Algarve is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and the most popular in Portugal itself.
With its Mediterranean climate and great local cuisine, you can see why this sunny destination routinely wins at the world travel awards.
With beautiful architecture, sun, sea, sand and golf, the Algarve receives around seven million tourists a year, flocking to its sun-drenched beaches; this idyllic and family-friendly holiday hotspot really caters to every type of holidaymaker.
A magnet for Brits
With a huge number of Brits making the Algarve their go-to holiday destination and with many even living there permanently or having secured a regular spot using the services of an expert. Famous for its unique coastline and lovely rural countryside, the Algarve’s unique landscape is truly a huge draw: it even has some of the best beaches in the world with the blue star awards to prove it.
For slightly more active holiday goers, there is plenty to keep you going, from cave tours to dolphin watching, with bike and walking tours for you to bask in the stunning views. Want a little more excitement? Try one of the very popular jeep safaris, or perhaps one of the many theme parks. Surfing lovers can head to the West coast, to the beaches at Zavial and Praia de Bordeira.
Fancy a thermal spring? Then head inland to the little spa town of Caldas de Monchique, which was even visited by the Romans. Looking for a family friendly holiday? Then head to the center of the Algarve: there’s a reason so many tourists pick this location. Resorts such as Albufeira (the Algarve’s largest resort) cater perfectly for a family’s every need, with excellent cuisine, vibrant nightlife for the older members of the group and the beach and water parks for the younger ones.
We all know how tight money can be, especially for larger families, but the Algarve really caters for every holiday budget: be as thrifty or as lavish as your wallet allows! Whether you want to relax on the beach or pack your schedule with holiday adventures, the Algarve really has it all.