Holidays to The Algarve
Located in the southernmost part of Portugal, the Algarve has long been a popular destination with British holidaymakers. Families can snap up bargain holidays to the Algarve resorts like Albufeira, for the beaches and water parks. Fun-loving singles often cheap holidays to the Algarve near the capital of Faro. Trendy sophisticates head for resorts like Vilamoura, while those wanting quiet and traditional Algarve holidays seek out pretty fishing villages like Bordeira. Whatever your taste in Algarve holidays, Co-operative Travel has the perfect cheap Algarve holiday for you.
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Algarve - Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: The Algarve is Portugal’s southernmost region. The Algarve is renowned for its beautiful cliffs, sunny weather, golf and beach resorts. It is a very tourism oriented place, so there is no shortage of restaurants, bars, hotels and villas in Algarve, to keep you and the family entertained during your holiday.
Ideal Time to Go: The wonderful thing about the Algarve is that there is never a bad time to holiday there. The winters are very short and mild and the spring and summer seasons are very warm and long-lasting. If you’re after a very hot Mediterranean holiday, then you’ll be most suited to the summer season, however, the climate in the Algarve can never really be described as anything less than pleasant, so you could still have a great holiday in the Algarve at a cheaper price if you decide to book it during the winter season, when long stay holidays are particularly popular.
Weather: The Algarve has a Mediterranean climate, so you can rest assured that your holiday will certainly have no shortage of sunshine and warmth. The annual average temperature for the Algarve is around 17.9°C. The months with the highest average daily sunshine hours are between May & August.
Flight Time: A direct flight from London to the Algarve typically takes less than 3 hours
Time Difference: Same time zone as the UK
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: Algarve was originally given the Arabic name ‘Al Gharb’ but has since been corrupted by westerners to its current name ‘Algarve’.
Top Tip: Their emergency services number is 112, we recommend saving this to your phone before visiting.
Places to Visit on Your Algarve Holiday
The Algarve is full of exciting locations, all of which have something different to offer. Here are some of our top recommended places to visit for your holiday to the Algarve:
Tavira – This old fishing town will take you back in time to a beautifully simple era. You can spend hours exploring all of the ancient buildings and interesting artefacts. Try engaging in conversation with some of the kind locals too for a stimulating chat about this cultural location.
Guia – This trendy region will offer you the lush lifestyle of the top celebrities who own villas here. It is a very premium place with plenty of sun, sea and sand. If you want a taste of luxury then this is the perfect place to visit.
Monchique – If you’re looking for a pleasant and relaxed time then you may want to visit Monchique. It’s a quiet town with beautiful mountain views to admire. If you visit this tranquil town, you will certainly be stress-free and calm.
Holiday Activities in the Algarve
A holiday in the Algarve offers endless variety and scope. Being one of Europe’s top golfing destinations, golfers can book cheap Algarve holidays off-season, either at the purpose-built sports resorts, or in areas like Vale de Lobo. Here, you have a choice of fabulous international courses, as well as golden beaches and cliff top views.
With one hundred miles of beautiful coastline and three hundred days of sunshine a year, there’s no shortage of holidays to the Algarve. The capital city, Faro, was originally a sleepy fishing village which rapidly developed into a cosmopolitan city. Today, it is home to the Algarve international airport and countless purpose-built holiday resorts to the west towards Albufeira – a popular locations for all inclusive Algarve holidays. Many of the fashionable modern resorts in the Algarve developed from tiny fishing villages, which are still evident behind the modern hotels lining the seafront.
To fully experience the Algarve, why not try booking one of our Algarve all-inclusive holiday deals in resorts like Carvoeiro. This friendly family resort offers everything from snorkelling to cliff-top walks and has a superb golf course. Meanwhile, we also offer cheap Algarve holidays for young single. With spectacular beaches and a vibtrant nightlife a holiday in Lagos is an exciting and energetic experience. Olhos D’Agua, a traditional fishing village not far from Albufeira, is popular with families and couples alike.
Throughout the year, we offer cheap holidays in all areas of the Algarve. From secluded cliff top villas, to purpose-built resorts, we provice package holidays to the Algarve to suit your needs.
How to Get There
Direct holiday flights to the Algarve are available from airports all over the UK. As it is a part of Europe, the flights tend to be quite cheap and affordable all year round. You should find it easy to book a flight to the Algarve at any time of year, so timing should never be an issue with this holiday destination.
Algarve Resort Map