Lying on Portugals southern coast, the Algarve is over 161 kilometres of lovely coast and fantastic sandy beaches that dip gently into the Old, sleepy fishing villages have been transformed into popular holiday resorts, each offering a first class range of modern facilities.
Renowned for its superb hospitality and its great weather with over 300 sunny days a year the Algarve has something for everyone.
For the active there are plenty of sporting opportunities including some of the best golf courses in Europe. If you like exploring, head inland to discover the Algarves wonderful countryside. Silves, the old capital, is a delight and a visit to its majestic castle and cathedral is a must. For those who prefer lazy days on the beach, the Algarve will not disappoint. Small hidden coves and long sandy beaches, with an abundance of water sport opportunities, stretch along the coast waiting to be enjoyed. Perfect for all types of holidaymakers, especially families, the Algarve is hard to beat!
The cosmopolitan resort of Villamoura is set against a backdrop of pine forests and a beautiful sandy coastline, offering a good mix of lush green surroundings and a choice of two golden beaches. The focus of Villamoura is the impressive marina, the largest and most luxurious in Portugal. In addition to its championship golf courses, Villamoura offers a host of other sporting activities including water sports. The chic atmosphere and the range of facilities in Villamoura will please holidaymakers of all ages. Transfer time from the airport 25 minutes
Albufeira is undoubtedly the Algarves most famous holiday playground and encompasses the old town, the hilltop Montechoro area, Praia da Oura and Areias de Sao Joao.
The old town, perched on a cliff top, commands fabulous views of Fishermans Beach below, and has a maze of steep, cobbled alleyways crammed with restaurants, bars and shops. The lovely Oura Praia and nearby Santa Eulalia provide perfect wide sandy beaches for all the family to enjoy. Transfer time from the airport 1 Hour.