With approximately 300 days of sunshine per year, nearly 200km of beach line & blue flag beaches, fantastic selection of leisure and sports activities and its wide array of high standard facilities, it is clear to understand why the Algarve is such a popular holiday destination. There really is something to suit every taste that you may find it hard to decide what to do first and you will want to return again and again. Whether you are a sun seeker, a keen golfer, a family or just looking for a relaxing break you will most certainly not be disappointed.
The Algarve is the southernmost region of Portugal and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Portugal and has been since the 1960s. Popularity continues to increase due to the continued efforts to maintain high standards and consistently update and improve facilities and services. Accommodation in the Algarve is very driven by high standards ranging from luxury villas with sea, lake or golf views to townhouses and apartments. The region is easily reached with direct flights from all major European cities arriving daily into Faro International Airport. Faro Airport is situated approximately 20 minutes away from many of the finest resorts in the Algarve.
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Sun lovers will be spoilt for choice with beaches and sunshine. The region benefits from blue flag beaches, approximately 200km of coast line ranging from coves, rocky beaches, cliffs and wide expanses of sand and a mild climate throughout the year with temperatures ranging from approximately 15 degrees in the winter and 30 degrees in the summer. The great climate also benefits the sporty types and the regions fantastic choice of golf courses makes it the ideal destination. Golfers will not be disappointed with the abundance of courses; two of the most luxurious resorts in the Algarve are Vale do Lobo with two 18 hole championship golf courses and Quinta do Lago with no less than 4 courses. Other courses can also be found in Vilamoura and Vila Sol. The golf courses in the Algarve offer spectacular landscapes, favorable climate and meet the needs of Golfers at all levels.
Other excellent sports facilities are also available for the sport enthusiast such as Tennis, with the Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy and the Jim Stewart Tennis Academy in Quinta do Lago, with other tennis courts and coaching available throughout the area such as in the centre Dunas Douradas. There are many other sporting activities readily available such as Horse Riding, Water Sports, Football, Gymnasiums and so much more.
For those looking for a relaxing holiday and wishing to indulge in a little pampering there are a great selection of Spas available throughout the region, for example the famous Barringtons Resort and Spa in Vale do Lobo. Families are very well catered for with a variety of Kids Clubs, theme parks and activities available as well as very secure resorts that benefit from 24 hour security to ensure that your holiday is a safe, relaxing and peaceful one.
The Algarve is also home to the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve that offers diverse landscapes and species of flora and fauna for all ages to enjoy and discover. You can follow the nature trails, of which there are two in Quinta do Lago, to learn more about the various species that inhabit this unique lagoon system spanning approximately 18,000 hectares.
You will be able to explore the culture of the region including its distinctive architecture, handicrafts and painted and its broad and diverse heritage that gives way to customs dating back centuries. In the Algarve you will also be able to have a taste of the region through the local cuisine as well as experiencing other cultures with the vast array of international cuisine that is on offer. You will find restaurants within the resorts of Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago and Dunas Douradas with many more choices in other towns of nearby Almancil and Vilamoura.
To make the most of the local attractions and what the Algarve has on offer, you may wish to consider car hire so that you are free to enjoy the region at your own pace. With so much to do in the Algarve including sporting and leisure activities, casinos, marinas, bars, cafes, restaurants, theme parks, shopping centres, beaches and so much more, you will find yourself returning again and again.
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