Exploring The Algarve
Portugal is a beautiful country to enjoy a short break or a longer holiday. While you might have heard been to the capital, Lisbon, there are still plenty of exciting places to explore.
The Algarve is situated on the southern coast of Portugal and is a beautiful stretch of beaches that make it the perfect place to visit. It’s popular with families and couples and is easily one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe.
Ready for a new Portuguese adventure? Take a look at the following tips for exploring the Algarve.
Rent a car
If you really want to make the most of the Algarve, you’re going to want to rent a car. Fly into Faro airport and start your journey from there. While it will only take you an hour to drive from Faro to Lagos, for example, it’s worth having your own vehicle to be able to take in all the sights that the Algarve has to offer.
Soak up the sun on the incredible beaches
The Algarve is famous for its beaches, which are beautiful and offer some wonderful coastal views. There are plenty of popular beaches to explore, including those in Albufeira but you’ll also be able to explore some of the quieter beaches and soak up the sun in peace. Lonely Planet’s guide to finding the best beaches in the Algarve will give you plenty of options to choose from. Temperatures remain mild in the Algarve throughout the autumn, so it could be a great place for a getaway if you’re craving some last-minute sunshine.
Play a round of golf or two
As well as the many beaches, the Algarve is also home to several golf courses. So if you wanted to brush up on your skills and enjoy a game or two in the sun, this could be the perfect activity to enjoy during your stay. The golf resorts offer some amazing facilities, so even if golf isn’t for you, you can still enjoy a luxurious stay.
Enjoy beautiful accommodation
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation in the Algarve. From stunning villas to incredible hotels, you really will be able to lap up the life of luxury. You’ll find accommodation to suit all budgets too, with some 5-star hotels and more affordable options to meet your needs. Why not stay in several different places and mix things up a bit? You could be in a lively resort one night and then enjoy wonderful peace and quiet at a spa hotel the next! If you’re a foodie, check out some of the best foodie hotels in the Algarve where you can enjoy sampling both Portuguese and international cuisine.
The Algarve is truly a stunning place to explore, and with it only being a very short flight from the UK, it’s perfect for enjoying a weekend or longer in the sun. See some of the best that Portugal has to offer and plan your break to the amazing Algarve.