Why You Should Book Your Algarve Holiday Now

Why You Should Book Your Algarve Holiday Now

by CT4N Travel

Why You Should Book Your Algarve Holiday Now

With glistening sandy beaches, activities aplenty, and warm temperatures, its easy to see why this weeks Destination of the Week has been a popular area with UK tourists for some time now. Stretching across the southern coastline of Portugal, the Algarve region is perfect for every type of holiday. In this article we’ll show you why your next holiday should be here, and now its easier than ever with no entry tests required for fully vaccinated travellers. 

The Beaches  
If you’re going for a beach holiday or want to get involved in beach and water sports then you’re going to need a beach. Luckily the Algarve isn’t short on them with anything from large, organised ones to smaller, more secluded ones. In fact, the Algarve was voted ‘Worlds Leading Beach Destination’ back in 2020, and has been Europe’s Leading Beach Destination seven of the last 10 years. All the beaches are full of glistening golden sand, lapped by deep blue sea. Whilst most of the beaches have watersports facilities, the best place to go is the Vicentine Coast with places such as Arrifana and Martinhal being excellent for surfing and bodyboarding, these are also home to water skiing, jet skiing and power boating. If you’re looking for calmer waters visit Lagos, Tavira and Faro. Near Portimão you can explore on boat or kayaking trips some of the area’s sea caves which form wonderful shapes. The Algarve prides itself as being a destination which is accessible for all, with 46 accessible beaches home to ramps, walkways, handrails, disabled toilets and much more. 

a beach in the algarve, portugal
The Towns 
The Algarve is home to a number of resort towns bustling with quality hotels and everything else you could want to enjoy your stay in your region. Faro is the gateway to The Algarve, with its airport being the only in the region. The town itself is only 15 minutes from the airport, it has a quaint little old town full of beautiful buildings, narrow streets and a number of museums. It’s marina area has lots of bars and restaurants nearby and some great hotels with roof terraces where you can watch the sunset. 

sunset over the marina in faro, portugal
Albufeira lies to the west of Faro, it’s got plenty of beaches and many nearby. It has a small old town and boasts one of the best nightlives in The Algarve. If you’re going with young family, you should definitely check out Zoomarine Algarve, a waterpark and marine animal rehabilitation centre. 

Carrying on further west you reach Portimão and Lagos, Portimão is home to many of the most picturesque beaches in the region. These beaches are backed by steep cliffs which take many strange forms and make for good photos. The town itself is known for its old quarter which includes the Museu de Portimão which is one of the best in the area. Lagos’ historical buildings extend beyond its old town with an 18th century church and large castle in the centre. 

Finally, to the east of Faro is Tavira, unlike the rest mentioned it sits slightly inland but yet is close to the nature reserves and lagoons of Ria Formosa Natural Park. Tavira’s castle provides brilliant panoramic views across the area. 

The Sports 
The Algarve is a popular area for sports and adventure holidays due to its warm climate. One such sport is golf; the region is filled with resorts and courses in the most spectacular locations and of the highest quality. Most of the resorts are less than 30 minutes from Faro airport so you won’t have to travel far. A popular way to get around the region is cycling or hiking and there are many routes and trails whether you want to cycle on the roads or off. These routes take in stunning views amongst greenery, beaches and much more. As well as the water sports we mentioned earlier, you can take part in a number of adventure activities such as climbing or abseiling or perhaps see it from above with a hot air balloon trip? 

kayaking in the evening sun
As a popular holiday destination, The Algarve has a massive range of accommodation available from all inclusive hotels to self-catering apartments. Most all-inclusive hotels in The Algarve are outside of the towns as are some of the villas. Hotels in towns and cities will be mostly on a bed & breakfast and villas vary depending on which ones you book.   

We hope this has shown you everything the Algarve has to offer and why it’s a great choice no matter the holiday you’re looking for. For more info visit www.visitalgarve.pt. To find out about other holiday destinations, take a look around our website or read our blogs to see what takes your fancy. If you know where you’re looking to book call us on 0115 784 3388, email enquiries@ct4ntravel.co.uk or fill in our contact form with what you’re looking for. Don't forget to follow us on social media to find out the next Destination of the Week and for all your holiday needs. If you've been to the Algarve, where was your favourite place? What was the best thing you did, or do you think we missed anything? Let us know in the comments or on social media, just click the buttons below which take you to our social pages.