Algarve

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Luxury Algarve villa rentals

Portugal’s most southerly region is one of the hottest destinations in Europe - both literally and figuratively. The Algarve boasts nearly 3000 hours of sunshine annually, and temperatures remain mild throughout the year, making it a great destination for winter sun vacations. Throw in a spectacular coastline with beautiful beaches, and charmingly traditional fishing towns and villages, and it’s easy to see why the Algarve is a popular place to be.

Opt for an Algarve villa rental to make the most of a trip to this sunny section of Portugal. Our vacation homes are near some of the most wonderful Algarve resorts, including the ever-popular Albufeira and the pretty Quarteira, which means you’re never far from some truly breathtaking coastline. That is, if you can bear to leave your vacation villa at all! These lovely homes come complete with bright facades that look incredible against the bright Portugese sky. Wile away your hours diving into your villa’s private swimming pool, basking in the sunshine in the manicured gardens, or indulge in a game of table tennis - these homes have everything to make sure you have a fantastic stay.

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Villas with private pools and games rooms in the Algarve

When you book with Top Villas, you will be unlocking a beautiful selection of homes. 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 holiday rental. 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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Family villas in the Algarve

The Algarve is a fantastic place for a family-family vacation, and Albufeira is one of its most popular resorts for visitors of all ages. With enviable amounts of sunshine, plenty of bars, shops, restaurants, and easy access to great family attractions in the region, it's no wonder that Albufeira is such a hot destination for Portugal breaks.

Our family villas in the Algarve near Albufeira are ideal bases when staying in the region. Based in and around the resort town, they have great access to the beaches and sights of Albufeira and the wider Algarve and are packed with family-friendly features including private pools and games rooms.

Villa Lourenco

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 the most south westerly 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.

What is there to eat in the Algarve?

Being a coastal destination, it comes as no surprise that The Algarve is a paradise for seafood lovers. One of the most famous delicacies is sardines (so much so that there is a festival dedicated to the fish every year). Octopus, clams, and goose barnacles are other popular dishes to try. For something a little less fishy, try Dom Rodrigos, a delicious pastry made of egg yolk, cinnamon, and almonds. The Algarve is also a wine making region, with distinct varieties to be found in different towns and cities.

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.

Stairs leading down to a beach in the Algarve

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