As a popular holiday destination full of sun, sand and sea The Algarve is a fantastic place to spend you summer holiday. With resorts suitable for families, couples and groups of friends a holiday in the Algarve region of Portugal is a choice well made. Boasting beautiful weather, lush landscapes and mile after mile of sand the Algarve is perfect for those who want to pick a beach and spend their holiday there but is just as great for those who want to spend their days playing golf, sightseeing or simply sitting in a bar watching the world go by.
The beaches offer swathes of sand and a plethora of water sports including jet skiing, waterskiing and banana boat rides which are sure to make a simple day at the beach more exciting. Depending on the resort you travel too there is a different atmosphere in the evening with some of the livelier resorts providing night clubs, late night bars and even casinos. Other resorts offer welcoming restaurants for long evening meals full of conversation and delectable cuisine.
The Algarve is full of things to do, from the mandatory lazing on the beach to the more exciting boat trips available, the Algarve has something to suit everyone. For those who are looking for a family day out there is the Slide and Splash water park which offers a selection of slides and rides to delight everyone. Another day could be spent at Zoomarine which has a selection of swimming pools and also puts on daily shows featuring dolphins, sea lions and birds of prey, which are sure to keep the children occupied. Of course the Algarve is also known for its golf and there are 30 golf courses in the area, perfect for a day spent on the links in the sunshine.
Albufeira is one of the most popular resorts in the Algarve and is a fantastic choice for those who want lazy days and busy nights. The beach is the place where most people spend their days and it’s easy to see why, with a selection of water sports to try your hand or your balance at. When relaxing on the beach gets tiresome visitors can amble through the commercial centre of Albufeira, filled with cafes, bars and restaurants with shopping provided for those looking to exercise the credit card. The Zoomarine and the water park are all within easy reach of Albufeira so visitors could travel there to enjoy a family friendly day out. The evenings in Albufeira are just as exciting with a number of late night bars and clubs welcoming those looking to be entertained well into the night.
Villamoura is another popular resort in the Algarve and is perfectly suited for families looking for some fun. Boat trips from the bustling marina are a perfect way to go dolphin watching or even try your hand at deep sea fishing. For those days when you don’t want to do anything, visitors are encouraged to spend their time lazing on the beach, taking in the sights and smells of this lively resort. In the evening visitors are welcomed at the local casino or nightclubs which are a perfect place to let your hair down and enjoy your holiday.
Praia da Rocha is well suited for those looking for a fun holiday with plenty to do. The beach is the centre of attention, with a number of water sports available to get that adrenaline flowing. Your afternoons can be spent picking up a bargain at the chic shops in Praia de Rocha. Evenings are spent enjoying spicy food in welcoming restaurants or enjoying a drink in one of the trendy bars.
Alvor is the place to go in the Algarve when you need some relaxation. Boasting a beautiful beach and a number of more secluded coves and grottoes for when you don’t want to share your piece of paradise this resort is perfect for those who want to bring a suitcase full of books and seldom move throughout the day. In the evenings visitors can amble down to the harbour where there are a selection of fish restaurants proffering freshly caught that morning fish for your enjoyment.
Montegordo is a cosmopolitan holiday destination offering a touch of luxury, including a lively harbour with shops, cafes and bars located alongside it and a selection of restaurants offering tasty food to please everyone. The beach is glorious, with white sands and clear blue waters.