Holidays in the Algarve
With its beautiful climate, calm sea views and good reputation for golf, wine and great food, it’s no wonder that holidays to the Algarve are in demand. Situated on the southern tip of Portugal, the Algarve boasts more sunshine per year than California.
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There’s no doubt that holidays to the Algarve are perfect for relaxation and unwinding on the beach or enjoying strolls into the towns. However, if you are looking for a more active holiday, the Algarve has it all. It’s ideal for surfing, dolphin watching and off-road safaris, as well as bird watching and hiking. Fancy a 2013 cheap Algarve break or are you already planning a 2013 holiday to Portugal? Read on to be inspired.
- Who Goes There: Golfers, nature lovers and those who enjoy a good spa and a taste of luxury are all found in the Algarve because of its brilliant landscape and relaxing atmosphere.
- Celebrities Who Love the Algarve: Cliff Richard, Ronan Keating, Nick Faldo.
- When to Go: Whenever you like! The winters here certainly aren't cold, but most holidaymakers visit between June and October to catch the most of the sun.
- Best Attractions: With plenty of Blue Flag beaches, waterparks and rustic traditional towns, the Algarve has lots on offer for everyone.
The most popular hobby in the Algarve is golf. Whether you are an amateur or skilled player, there’s a variety of courses and international players flock to the Portugal Masters at Vilamoura. Motor racing is also popular here, or you can slow down the pace and try horse riding along one of many countryside trails. You’ll never run out of things to do in the Algarve.
Exploring the Algarve
Whether you are a family, a couple or a group of friends looking for a good time, holidays to the Algarve will meet your needs. If you are looking for a lively party atmosphere, then Albufeira and Lagos are the places for you. With attractive beaches and buzzing nightlife, these resorts are perfect for 24-hour entertainment. Albufeira is close to Zoomarine, the marine theme park that is a must-see for family tourists.
For families wanting to enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere then a holiday to Quarteira or Vale do Lobo would be more up your street – both are friendly resorts that are suited to water sports, but with a quieter nightlife and the chance to unwind on unspoiled beaches.
If you want to experience the real Portugal, head for the cobbled streets of Silves - once the ancient capital of the region - and visit the medieval bridge and castle. To really get back to nature, the town of Olhao has great seafood and it’s in the heart of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Adults will also be able to try famous Portuguese wines on their holiday and the whole family can indulge in local food, such as Piri Piri chicken or olives.
Going to the Algarve with easyJet Holidays
With so much variety to choose from and resorts catering to everyone’s taste, it’s easy to build your perfect 2013 Algarve holiday.
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Thinking about other holidays to Portugal? Have a look at our guide, which has everything from Lisbon city breaks to cultural holidays on the coast.