- Algarve All inclusive holidays
Portugal's Algarve has plenty of links with the UK, including English-language local newspapers for the tourist market, and a good number of expat Brits living there. The good news is this means there should always be someone on hand who can speak English - so if you've only ever mastered basic Spanish, you don't need to start learning Portuguese as well in order to explore more of the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal, of course, holds much of the Peninsula's western coastline, and the Algarve's name reflects this, coming from the Arabic word 'Al-Gharb' which literally means 'The West'.
Getting a round in the Algarve
One of the greatest attractions of all-inclusive holidays in the Algarve for sporting enthusiasts is its status in the higher echelons of world golf. There are over 25 courses, all built to the highest of standards, and making full use of the natural landscape from the sandy coastal plains to the grassy interior. If you have a favourite household name golfer from decades gone by, there is a very good chance they have been involved to some extent with the design of one or more courses in the Algarve, and the fine weather doesn't hurt either.
When to go to the Algarve
The busiest times of year see about half a million tourists head to the Algarve, including lots of Brits and Irish, as well as Dutch and German holidaymakers, and while the number might not sound that high, it's worth recognising that the permanent population of the Algarve is only around 500,000 people too. It's warmer there than in the UK all year round though, with daytime temperatures into the 20s from May until September, making a late spring or early autumn trip a fantastic way to get some out-of-season sunshine.
Visiting the Algarve all-inclusive
All-inclusive holidays to the Algarve are one of the best ways to make the most of what all-inclusive has to offer. Portugal as a whole is easy to explore on day trips, with its long, thin shape and good transport network, and this is true of the Algarve on a regional level, and even of just getting out and around in your own resort. With food and drink included in your ticket price, you might not want to go far from the hotel, and instead just soak up the sun on the beach, by the pool or on your balcony, with snacks and drinks from the hotel bar.
Why choose an all-inclusive holiday to the Algarve?
When you book an all-inclusive holiday to the Algarve you can leave your money worries at home. From the first moment you arrive in Portugal until you leave all those time-consuming holiday details are taken care of, leaving you free to unwind. Whether you plan to spend your days sampling the Algarve’s world-famous golf courses or just taking it easy in the sunshine, choosing an all-inclusive holiday gives you the time and freedom to enjoy it all.