The Algarve on the south coast of Portugal is and has been one of the top exotic extended holiday spots for many United Kingdom and European residents for years. The coast of Algarve has numerous spectacular rock formations, that divide the beaches, creating quaint private paradises. Many of the 150 beaches are bordered by beautiful sand cliffs, which merge with pine trees, creating a feast of nature that is unmatched anywhere else.
Algarve Portugal is one of the most spectacular places on Earth. It is not very well known but it is exquisitely beautiful. The townspeople are gracious and kind while the landscape is pristine. The waters are between crystal blue and turquoise with sandy white beaches. If you are looking for a place to go on vacation, you have found the right spot.
Measuring only 160km x 50km, the Algarve, Portugal, is without a doubt the perfect holiday destination for families, couples, independent travellers and backpackers, mixed groups and retired people … in fact, anyone who wants to enjoy a lovely chilled break.
Enjoy the cool sea breeze along the Costa Vicentina, experience the cosmopolitan beaches between Lagos and Faro, or swim out in the warm seas from the Ria Formosa islands. On most beaches there are restaurants where you’ll find refreshment and shade. At midday, when the sun is at its zenith, you may want to take a break from the beach and visit a nearby theme park or zoo with the children.
The Algarve, Portugal, is only a 3 hour flight (or less) from the United Kingdom, Ireland and many other parts of Europe and flights arrive to the region’s sole international airport, Faro Airport (central Algarve). Faro flights arrive daily throughout the year, with several arrivals and departures each day from airlines during the busiest summer months of July to September.