Algarve holidays offer an effortless mix of fun-filled activities; enjoy long, lazy days by the turquoise waters of the Atlantic, take in the beautiful views from one of the quaint harbour towns, and soak up the rural charm of traditional, Portuguese villages. Whether laid-back and relaxed or active and adventurous, a trip to the beautiful Algarve is sure to be one to remember.
Algarve’s incredible coast is undoubtedly the place to check in for the perfect holiday. Home to an array of stunning resorts and contemporary hotels line the sweeping coastline, offering sun-soaked days by the sea, charming towns to explore and the sumptuous flavours of Portugal’s finest seafood.
If you are looking to soak up the bustling charm of the Algarve’s collection of towns and cities, head to Faro, the region’s capital. Replete with traditional charm, stunning architecture and historical treasures, this is a culture-seeker’s paradise.
If you can bear to drag yourself away from the coast while on holidays in the Algarve, you will discover that there is even more to the region that its deliciously sun-kissed shores. From the architectural beauty of Faro to the youthful energy of Lagos and the effortless charm of Tavira to the rustic gems of Sagres, Siles and Loule, the towns of the Algarve are charming, enchanting and perfect for a spot of outdoor exploring.
From kicking back on the beach, to soaking up the culture in the quaint towns, there are plenty of things to do in the Algarve.
Get to the heart of the varied and diverse past of the Algarve, head to the hauntingly beautiful Cidade Velha in Faro’s Old Town. With reconstructed medieval walls, battle-scarred and bearing significant damage from multiple earthquakes, this ancient site is a true, living museum.
Soak up some of the Algarve’s most stunning natural beauty and explore the sweeping landscapes of Monchique. A bustling town surrounded by some of the most stunning natural vistas the region has to offer, this is the perfect place to get out an about, hiking, biking or simply strolling along its many scenic paths.
Discover the rugged beauty of the Algarve’s coast up-close-and-personal with a cave and dolphin-watching cruise. Catch the boat from Albufiera’s marina and drink in the sun, sea and stunning marine life.