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Algarve

The Algarve, southernmost region of Portugal, offers a fascinating mix of beaches, golf courses, nature reserves, market towns, fishing villages and Roman ruins. Castles, golf, water sports, delicious cuisine and year-round sun brings masses of visitors to the Algarve every year. Stretching from the Atlantic to the western border of Spain it offers breathtaking scenery, such as breathtaking cliffs, pristine beaches, secluded coves, nature reserves, vineyards and wooded mountains – any surprise why it’s such a popular tourist region?

The western part of the Algarve is internationally renowned for its rocky landscape and isolated bays. Visit lively resorts such as Albufeira and Lagos for fun in the sun, or explore the quaint fishing villages of Burgau and Salema for a quiet getaway. Go to the south-western corner of the region and explore the historical peninsula of Sagres, or hit up Carrapateira and Odeceixe on the wild west coast, where you can enjoy windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Faro is the capital of the region; a former Roman settlement, it’s full of history and culture. Enjoy the beautiful gardens and the lively nightlife in the walled Old City. For a bit of tranquillity, why not experience the natural beauty of the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, a protected area on the east coast of Faro and its unspoilt frontier islands, a natural habitat for local birds.

Move inland and you’ll find a pleasing mix of scenic landscapes, history and relaxation. Admire the Roman ruins of Milreu near Estoi and the Moorish architecture of Silves, stroll through the charming streets of Loulé or spend an afternoon relaxing in the thermal baths of Caldas de Monchique. Bike or walk the Via Algarviana, a 300-kilometer route through the flower-covered mountains of the Serra de Monchique and the Serra do Caldeirão.

And how can we forget the golf? The Algarve is famous for its golf the world over and has more than 35 beautiful golf courses scattered throughout the 155 kilometre long coastline of the region.

Sample the delicious cuisine of the region. The region prides itself on its fresh local ingredients, such as fish, almonds, grapes, oranges and figs. Enjoy traditional cuisine like açorda de mariscos, a seafood stew and bread that is truly to die for.

The easiest way to reach the Algarve is via a flight to Faro Airport. Once you’ve arrived, it’s easy to explore the area by car, via the extensive network of buses or even by bike. With on average 300 sunny days a year, the Algarve is a popular year-round destination for everyone from honeymooners to families, from food lovers to sports enthusiasts. There’s something for everyone.

Portugal is a great location for a bit of sun, sea and sand. If you like beach holidays in Algarve then you're sure to love our cheap beach holidays to Madeira or our Albufeira beach holidays. Book with Expedia and find out why.


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Jupiter Albufeira Hotel - Family & Fun £135
Reviewed on 16 Aug 2019
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Jupiter Albufeira Hotel - Family & Fun

Jupiter Albufeira Hotel - Family & Fun

Rua Alexandre ONeill, 1, Albufeira
     
    4.7 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Well trained staff. Willing and able. Warm and friendly.

    Cascade Wellness Resort £191
    Reviewed on 9 Aug 2019
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    Cascade Wellness Resort

    Cascade Wellness Resort

    Rua das Ilhas, Lagos, Algarve
       
      4.6 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Well located, close to the center and the beaches, with Shuttle service to both places. It is a 5 star property but they are short of staff in their restaurants, the wait time to serve the food is a bit long. Surprisingly, the cost of food is as and if not more expensive than any 5 star USA ...

      EVA SENSES HOTEL £148
      Reviewed on 15 Aug 2019
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      EVA SENSES HOTEL

      EVA SENSES HOTEL

      Avenida da Republica, 1, Faro
         
        4.3 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Great location . Lovely room , nice staff . Pool bar amazing .family stay before airport run which is only short drive away

        São Rafael Atlântico £129
        Reviewed on 20 Aug 2019
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        São Rafael Atlântico

        São Rafael Atlântico

        Sesmarias, Albufeira
           
          4.5 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Very friendly staff. Large rooms that were very clean. Great location.

          Muthu Clube Praia da Oura £84
          Reviewed on 10 Aug 2019
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          Muthu Clube Praia da Oura

          Muthu Clube Praia da Oura

          Praia da Oura Apartado 827, Rua Oliveira Martins, Albufeira
             
            3.6 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Close to beach, lots to do and close to all amenities. Friendly staff and very clean

            Tivoli Carvoeiro £235
            Reviewed on 15 Aug 2019
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            Tivoli Carvoeiro

            Tivoli Carvoeiro

            Apartado 1299, Vale Do Covo, Praia do Carvoeiro, Carvoeiro
               
              4.4 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Upon arrival at this hotel, you are amazed by the views of the beach and the cave. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The property is very clean. Many options for food and drinks. Perfect resort!

              Carvi Beach Hotel £140
              Reviewed on 2 Aug 2019
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              Carvi Beach Hotel

              Carvi Beach Hotel

              Alameda Dr. Armando Soares Ribeiro, Praia Dona Ana, Apartado 33, Lagos
                 
                4.0 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                The dining room room is spectacular! The rooms are a good size and clean. Beds are comfortable. The location is just a short walking distance to a beautiful beach. The staff are amazing and very helpful! I would definitely go there again!

                Anantara Vilamoura £191
                Reviewed on 1 Aug 2019
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                Anantara Vilamoura

                Anantara Vilamoura

                Av dos Descobrimentos n 0, Vilamoura
                   
                  4.6 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nice staff, good food, modern and clean space. Located 15min from the marine but there is a free shuttle all day until 11.30pm that connects the hotel to the marine.!

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