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Why choose to holiday in the Algarve?
If you have never visited the Algarve before, we will try to show you why the Algarve is the perfect holiday destination for both adults holidaying alone or with families, at any time of the year.
If you have been to the Algarve before, you will probably know why so many people return year after year.
The Algarve has something for everyone. Roman ruins, Moorish castles and traditional villages. An amazing coastline and ideal conditions for water sports. Over 30 top class golf courses. Nature trails and parks. Kids' theme parks and an international motor racing circuit. A vast choice of restaurants, bars and clubs. With the naturally courteous Portuguese as hosts, over 300 days of sunshine per year, delicious local gastronomy and great wines, a visit here is a memorable experience.
Everybody knows that the Algarve weather is wonderful!
With over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, the climate is consistently pleasant, with no huge seasonal extremes. While the Summer is the favorite season for many people, Spring, Autumn and Winter all offer their own charms.
The Algarve is easy to get to, and easy to get around.
Flying time from most of Europe is under 3 hours. The road system has been considerably improved in recent years which means hiring a car is a great way to explore. The Algarve has a unique blend of old and new. You can find the ultra-modern cheek by jowl with the traditional and quaint, which is part of it's charm.
The Algarve offers great range of sports and leisure activities.
This is a golfers paradise – with over 25 golf courses to choose from (and more on the way), satisfaction is guaranteed.
Water sports enthusiasts are spoiled for choice, as are lovers of good living –
Spectacular coastline & Beaches:
The 160 kms of the Algarve coastline boast some of Europe’s most spectacular beaches, many holders of the prestigious Blue Flags. Choose from broad expanses of white sand, small cove beaches backed by red cliffs, beaches where cosmopolitan beach parties are a summer constant, to the pristine, deserted beaches of the Western coast.
Countryside & Inner regions:
Away from the coastline with its modern resorts it’s worth exploring the inland Algarve regions - the lush vegetation of the Monchique Mountains, traditional villages like Alte and Cacela Velha, the small villages that dot the course of the River Guadiana. Getting around couldn’t be easier – the main roads (the EN 125 and the A22) run east to west with feeder roads to the resorts to the south and inland to the north.
The Algarve region can be divided into three fairly distinct areas - East, West and Central Algarve. The Central Algarve area includes the famous Golden Triangle of Vilamoura, Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago, synonomous with luxury living, and the ever popular resort of Albufeira with its lively nightlife and range of hotels. To the West, smaller fishing villages turned resorts set the tone with a more laid-back feel. And the further West you go, the greater the impact of the majestic Atlantic on the landscape, the beaches, the food and the very air that you breathe. To the East, the landscape is one of gentle hills, small villages, and long, long golden beaches, dotted with lagoons and sandbanks. The water temperature tends to be higher here, too.