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Destinations in The Algarve

Albufeira town in the Algarve, with white-painted buildings with orange roofs

Albufeira

Vilamoura harbor with buildings along the waterfront and small boats floating on still water

Vilamoura

White sandy beach near Olhos De Agua in the Algarve, Portugal

Olhos De Agua

Evaristo Beach with rock formations on white sand

Evaristo

Luxury Algarve villas

Opt for one of our Algarve villas to make the most of a trip to this sunny section of Portugal. These beautiful homes are near some of the most wonderful resorts, including the ever-popular Albufeira and the pretty Quarteira, which means you’re never far from some truly breathtaking coastline. These lovely homes come complete with bright facades that look incredible against the bright Portuguese sky. Wile away your hours diving into your villa’s private swimming pool, basking in the sunshine in the manicured gardens, or indulging in a game of table tennis - these homes have everything to make sure you have a fantastic stay.

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Useful information

Where is the Algarve?

The Algarve is on the beautiful southern coast of Portugal and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south, the Alentejo region to the north, and Spain to the east.

How far is The Algarve from Lisbon?

The Algarve is 173 miles (540 km) from Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. It takes around 5 hours and 20 minutes to drive from one to the other.

Which airport is closest to the Algarve in Portugal?

Faro Airport (FAO) serves The Algarve region. It is the only international airport in the area and is located in the east of The Algarve, about 10 km outside of Faro.

What is there to see in The Algarve region?

The Algarve is world-famous for its dramatic, rocky coastline and incredible beaches. It is home to magnificent sea caves and great dolphin and whale watching opportunities, as well as the most southwesterly point in all of Europe. Beyond the beaches, The Algarve is renowned for pretty, traditional fishing towns.

How do I get around the Algarve region?

The easiest way to get around The Algarve is to hire a car, especially if you’re visiting off-the-beaten-path destinations. There are some beaches in the region that can only be accessed by car, and small towns and villages are not always on public transport routes. There is also a bus network across The Algarve that runs between all the major cities and towns, and a train service connecting the west of the region to the east. If you are letting the train take the strain, it’s worth knowing that many of the stations are a few kilometers outside of city and town centers, so you may need a taxi to get to and from them.

Where can I go in The Algarve for nightlife?

Albufeira is the best place to go for nightlife in The Algarve. It is known as the hub of bars, discos, and clubs in The Algarve, and should be at the top of your list if you want to party the night away in southern Portugal. Just along the coast from Albufeira is Praia de Rocha, another nightlife hotspot. The region capital, Faro, has also got great nightlife all year round, thanks to the Algarve University being located in the city.

Is the Algarve windy?

As you head west along the coast, The Algarve gets progressively windier. Many of the most westerly beaches are very popular with surfers, which gives you an indication as to how windy these areas can be. However, inland and to the east of the region, you should not encounter any more wind than in other coastal places.

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Things to do in the Algarve

The dramatic rock formations in the ocean at Praia de Marinha

Admire the rock formations at Praia da Marinha

Benagil Cave in the Algarve, an arched rocky cave with a round hole in the ceiling and sea water flowing onto a white sandy beach inside

Explore Benagil Cave

Colorful buildings lining a narrow street in Caroviero, an Algarve town

Visit colorful towns

A wooden walkway leading down to a beach at Carrapateira, with large swells rushing up a white sandy beach

Surfing at Carrapateira

Flamingos flying across salt flats at Parque Natural da Ria Formosa

Wildlife watching at Parque Natural da Ria Formosa

Small, colorful fishing boats on a white sand beach at Caroviero with brightly painted buildings in the background

Have a beach day

A pod of three bottlenose dolphins under the water with golden light above them

Dolphin and whale watching

A clifftop pathway leading to a lighthouse on the Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos

Hiking on the Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos

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Travel Extras

Make your vacation in the Algarve extra special with our fantastic Travel Extras service, the perfect way to add a little bit more luxury to your villa or vacation rental. From private chefs to hampers, grocery deliveries to car hire, we can organize incredible extras to make your trip totally unforgettable.

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Algarve villas with private pools and games rooms

With stunning, crisp private swimming pools where you can float under the glorious midday heat, and with many of our properties boasting indoor or outdoor table tennis facilities, there is certainly no shortage of things you can do within your Algarve holiday rental with private pools and game rooms. Spend the morning taking a dip, and challenging your loved ones to a few games of table tennis, before heading out to explore the stunning scenery of the Algarve. 

algarve - villa altair table tennis with pool in background

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