Algarve

Travel Guide
Albufeira featuring swimming, a sandy beach and a coastal town
The Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal, offers a fascinating mix of beaches, golfcourses, nature reserves, market towns, fishing villages and Roman ruins.Castles, golf, water sports, delicious cuisine and year-round sun brings massesof visitors to the Algarve every year. Stretchingfrom 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 touristregion?

The western part of the Algarveis internationally renowned for its rocky landscape and isolated bays. Visitlively resorts such as Albufeiraand Lagosfor fun in the sun, or explore the quaint fishing villages of Burgauand Salemafor a quiet getaway. Go to the south-western corner of the region and explorethe historical peninsula of Sagres, or hit up Carrapateira and Odeceixe on thewild west coast, where you can enjoy windsurfing and kitesurfing.

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

Move inland and you’ll find a pleasing mix ofscenic landscapes, history and relaxation. Admire the Roman ruins of Milreunear Estoi and the Moorish architecture of Silves, stroll through the charmingstreets of Loulé or spend an afternoon relaxing in the thermal baths of Caldasde Monchique. Bike or walk the Via Algarviana, a 300-kilometer route throughthe flower-covered mountains of the Serra de Monchique and the Serra doCaldeirão.

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

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

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

Where to stay in Algarve

Belmar Spa & Beach Resort
Belmar Spa & Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Estrada do Porto De Mos, Lagos, 8600-513
The price is €103 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb
€103
per night
9 Feb - 10 Feb
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Lagos. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 outdoor pools and 2 beach bars. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bar in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (813 reviews)
"Beautiful property with excellent amenities. The staff advised that the spa whirlpool and the indoor pool were available. Only the pool was available as the whirlpool water was cold."

Reviewed on 2 Feb 2023

Belmar Spa & Beach Resort
Tivoli Carvoeiro
Tivoli Carvoeiro
5 out of 5
Apartado 1299, Vale Do Covo, Praia do Carvoeiro, Lagoa, 8401 - 911
The price is €130 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar
€130
per night
1 Mar - 2 Mar
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Lagoa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,013 reviews)
"The Tivoli Carvoeiro has been a wonderful experience for us. We stayed there for 3 nights at the end of January 2023. The hotel itself is a treat, the location is just incredibly stunning. Right on the coast with breathtaking views of the cliffs and ocean. You can walk right from the hotel for a ..."

Reviewed on 6 Feb 2023

Tivoli Carvoeiro
Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa
Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Rua Anneliese Pohl, Alporchinhos, Porches, Lagoa, Algarve, 8400 - 450
The price is €200 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb
€200
per night
9 Feb - 10 Feb
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Lagoa. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (465 reviews)
"the staff is very helpful, the site is very clean, quiet and beautiful,"

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2023

Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
4 out of 5
Cerro do Malpique, Albufeira, 8200-852
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 outdoor pools and 3 poolside bars. Our guests praise the family amenities and the overall ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (289 reviews)
"Beds need to be replaced"

Reviewed on 24 Dec 2022

Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
Belmar Spa & Beach Resort
Belmar Spa & Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Estrada do Porto De Mos, Lagos, 8600-513
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Lagos. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 outdoor pools and 2 beach bars. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bar in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (813 reviews)
"Beautiful property with excellent amenities. The staff advised that the spa whirlpool and the indoor pool were available. Only the pool was available as the whirlpool water was cold."

Reviewed on 2 Feb 2023

Belmar Spa & Beach Resort
Marina Club Suite Hotel
Marina Club Suite Hotel
4 out of 5
Marina de Lagos, Lote 20, Lagos, 8600-780
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Lagos. Enjoy free WiFi, a marina and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the quiet rooms and the property condition in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (386 reviews)
"Perfect location at the Marina in Lagos. Quiet and secure - staff were very friendly and the 1 bed apartment was v spacious."

Reviewed on 1 Feb 2023

Marina Club Suite Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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