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Algarve holidays

Algarve holidays

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There are countless reasons to visit the Algarve – whether you’re seeking a great family getaway or a romantic escape. If there’s one standout feature that makes your holidays to the Algarve worthwhile, its the beaches – stunning sweeps of coastline perfect for families. Away from the beaches, Albufeira offers a multitude of experiences, with charming cobbled streets making way for colourful market stalls and open-air bars perfect for lingering with a cocktail. If you’d rather embrace a little activity on your Algarve holidays, Lagos boasts many beaches ideal for surfing as well as some particularly gorgeous views. Golf fans will also find the opportunity to improve their handicap on one of the Algarve’s championship golf courses. Whatever you’re searching for in a holiday, you can guarantee the Algarve will fulfil your fantasies.

Our best hotels in Algarve


Aparthotel Monica Isabel Beach Club

£68 per night

Crowne Plaza Vilamoura

£51 per night

Agua Hotels Riverside Resort & Spa

Reasons to visit


From a round of golf in the sun to some haggling at the local markets, here is our essential guide on what to do in the Algarve.

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  • Relaxation
  • Beaches
  • Food & drink
  • Sport & adventures
  • Nightlife
  • Relaxation
  • Sport & adventures
  • Beaches
  • Nightlife
  • Food & drink

Things to do

Top Attractions

Portugal’s most popular holiday destination is rich in clean beaches, attractive white-washed towns and beautiful natural landscapes.

The best things to do in Algarve tend to be based around the region’s coastline which is decorated with white sands, dramatic rock formations and sparkling blue waters. The beaches lure those visitors seeking relaxation and sunshine, while the landscape that towers over the ocean is a haven for mountain bikers and walkers.

The Algarve has also experienced a gradual transformation into a popular party destination, with the likes of Faro and Albufeira catering to those seeking more thrills after the sun goes down.

Location Information


Average rainfall for Algarve, Portugal per month

Good to know

Language: Portuguese

Currency: Euro

English speaking: Yes

Local Time: UTC+0

Airports Information

Airport name: Faro Airport (FAO)

Flight time: 3 hours

Distance to city centre: 4Km

Transfer options: Shuttles, taxis and buses can be utilised from the airport on arrival. We also offer a range of transfer services which can be purchased along your booking journey in the Extras section.


Festival of “Chouriças”
Janeiras Festival in Silves
Cycling Tour of the Algarve
Liberation Day
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Book by midnight 31st August, £30 discount per booking, 7/8 nights departing in July and August booking must include Monarch or Norwegian flights from London Gatwick and Manchester to selected airports only: Alicante/Corfu/Faro/Fuerteventura/Gran Canaria/Lanzarote/Larnaca/Malaga/Palma/Paphos/Tenerife South


Booking dates: 1st June – 31st August 2016

Travel dates: 1st June – 31st August 2016

Duration: 7 & 8nts only

£30 discount per booking

Must include a Norwegian or Monarch flight from London Gatwick or Manchester into the following airports only: Alicante/Corfu/Faro (Algarve)/Fuerteventura/Gran Canaria/Lanzarote/Larnaca/Malaga/Palma (Majorca)/Paphos/Tenerife South