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Algarve Holidays 2020

The sparkling Atlantic surrounds this renowned beach destination on two sides. Holidays in the Algarve put you in the heart of natural wonders, historic towns and buzzing nightlife.

If you’re dreaming of golden beaches, whitewashed villages and thrilling adventures, the southern coastline of Portugal is the paradise you’re looking for. Algarve holidays appeal to every traveller, with dynamic beach resorts for fun in the sun and serene wilderness for peaceful escapes. History buffs can delve into castles, cathedrals and fascinating museums.

Algarve adventure activities

Out on the water, the Algarve is a hot spot for surfing, sailing and diving with abundant marine life. Inland, challenge yourself to mountain climbing and hike through dazzling wildflowers. For the kids, water slides, zoos and theme parks bring a different thrill every day. As one of Europe’s sunniest places, you can look forward to fantastic holiday weather, year-round.

Algarve at a glance

Discover the best beaches

From Praia da Falesia to Praia da Rocha

Sample the local food

Delicious piri piri is a must try in the Algarve

Lush natural wonders

Dramatic cliffs and sandy coves are Algarve highlights

Family-friendly attractions

Aside from beaches, there are water parks, adventure activities and dolphin watching

Perfect for watersports

Thrillseekers love getting the action started in the Algarve

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Things to do in Algarve

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Top 5 things to do in the Algarve

Top 5 things to do in the Algarve

The real question is, what can’t you do on holidays in the Algarve? Get set to pack your itinerary full of fun for all ages.

  • The stunning rock formations of Praia Sao Rafael make it one of the Algarve’s most iconic beaches. Orange-tinged cliffs surround golden sand dotted with sunbeds and water sports vendors.
  • Museu de Portimao is located in a 19th-century fish cannery. Learn about the fishing industry with former production lines, conservation practices and fascinating exhibits.
  • Give the kids a thrill at one of Portugal’s biggest water parks. Aqualand features the heart- stopping Kamikaze slide, the Banzai Boggan and the Crazy Race speed slide. The Rainbow Park offers shower buckets and mini slides for the little ones.
  • Discover remnants of the Roman Empire at the Cerro da Vila Museum. Ruins of the villa complex include sunken baths, a burial tower, salt tanks and lovely mosaics.
  • Take a short ferry ride to Tavira Island for a slice of the Caribbean. Bask on soft sands and go wildlife-spotting among dunes and pine forests.
Algarve natural wonders

Algarve natural wonders

Along with beautiful beaches, the Algarve is home to an array of wonders that attract nature lovers from across the globe.

  • Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina features the longest stretch of protected coastline in the country. Wetlands, salt marshes and soaring cliffs host birds, otters and wildcats.
  • Named among the best hiking trails in Europe, the Seven Valleys Trail links Praia de Vale Centeanes to Praia da Marinha. The return coastal trip takes around five hours and highlights some of Portugal’s most incredible seascapes.
  • Uninhabited Ilha Deserta is one of the pristine barrier islands in the Ria Formosa Natural Park. It’s a shelter for thousands of birds, with remote stretches of golden sand and azure water. Take a boat tour to visit.
  • Praia de Benagil is set within a small fishing village and features the spectacular Benagil Sea Cave. Explore via a boat trip and check out the incredible rock formations along this stretch of wild coast.
  • The rolling mountains of the Serra de Monchique feature the highest peak on the Algarve. Hike among oak and eucalyptus forests with sweeping views of the Atlantic.

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Most popular hotels in Algarve

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Monica Isabel Beach Club
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Studio 17 by Atlantic Hotels
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Algarve weather

Algarve weather
Jan
15°C
Avg. Dry Days 19
Feb
15°C
Avg. Dry Days 20
Mar
17°C
Avg. Dry Days 19
Apr
18°C
Avg. Dry Days 18
Nov
18°C
Avg. Dry Days 18
Dec
16°C
Avg. Dry Days 22

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Where should couples stay in the Algarve?

To splash out on upmarket luxury for couples holidays, book holiday packages in Vilamoura. For relaxation on the beach with plenty of pubs and restaurants, try Carvoeiro, Lagos or Alvor. For dramatic landscapes, adventure activities and secluded beaches, stay in Sagres.

Top Algarve Holiday Destinations

Looking to catch some sun in the Algarve but not sure where to go? Check out some of our top Algarve holiday destinations:

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