Holiday home in the Algarve

The Algarve is the southernmost and sunniest province of Portugal. The pleasant climate provides many tourists throughout the year. With its beautiful beaches and picturesque villages, this region is ideal for a wonderful beach holiday. The most famous seaside resort is of course Albufeira. Stay in a luxurious holiday home or villa and discover the most beautiful spots in the Algarve. 

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Holiday home in the Algarve

In the warm south of Portugal you will find more than just popular coastal destinations and cozy villages. Would you like to know what you can experience in the Algarve? We have listed a number of sights and activities. 

Unspoiled nature in the Algarve

For example, the rocks and cliffs on the azure-blue water are characteristic of the Algarve. Over the years, the sea has left its marks along the coast. Feast your eyes during a walk over the red-coloured rocks, impressive cliffs and idyllic caves. At every beach and every bay, you will be able to take beautiful pictures. One of the most famous rock formations where you have such a beautiful view is at the Ponta da Piedade, especially at sunset. If you are going to explore the area by car, stop at Praia Do Carvalho, reachable by a tunnel through the rocks. From Lagos there are several possibilities to visit the caves. Take a boat to the caves or rent a kayak and on the way take a break for a refreshing dip.

The Natural Park Costa Vicentina is situated between Sines in the Alentejo and Burgau in the Algarve and consists of a part land and part sea. Typical are the steep cliffs and cozy beaches.

The Parque Natural da Ria Formosa is a wadden region that is flooded at high tide. Then it is also possible to sail, especially near Faro. There are numerous islands and many bird species you will encounter, such as flamingos. At low tide you can cycle through the natural park and its marshes along the salt marshes. 

Climb higher and go into the mountains at the Serra de Monchique. The forests with cork oak, walnut and eucalyptus trees provide some variation with the coast. Pay a visit to the hot springs in Monchique which are said to have a healing effect.

The most beautiful beaches in the Algarve

When you think of the Algarve, you probably also think of beautiful beaches. Not only an attraction in summer, but also a good idea in winter! Just south of Portimao lies one of the best beaches of the Algarve, the Praia da Marinha. A beautiful beach with cliffs and clear water. A tourist spot is the Praia do Vau where more restaurants can be found. If you go on holiday to Albufeira, make sure you spend a day at the Praia da Falesia, popular because of its red rocks and bustling centre. Have you rented an accommodation or apartment in Carvoeiro, then you're in the right place! From your cottage you can walk straight into the fishing village, situated between the cliffs and with a golden yellow beach. Of course, there are many more beaches you can't miss! These are Olhos d'Agua, Praia da Gale, Praia do Amado, Praia da Luz, Ilha de Tavira, Praia de Salema and Praia dona Ana.

Discover the Portuguese culture

High on top of a mountain peak in Silves, lies Castelo dos Mouros, a beautiful castle in an old town. Next to the castle stands the medieval cathedral of Silves, the most important Gothic building of the Algarve. Furthermore, many Moorish influences can be found in the centre. The most telling place of the Algarve is Cabo de São Vicente. They used to believe that this was the end of the world. With this believe in mind, it attracts many tourists. A little further on, in Sagres is the 15th century Fortaleza de Sagres that was built by Henry the Navigator. An imposing fortress that had a significant role during the Portuguese Discoveries. Also take some time to visit the Fort of Beliche. If you are in Loulé, you should definitely visit the market with many local products. Also located here is the Santo António Monastery, built in 1620.

Sporting in Algarve

Besides cycling, walking and horseback riding in the beautiful nature, you can be active in many other ways in the Algarve. Considering the amount of water that borders the country, you can of course also practice various water sports. Think of kayaking, canoeing, fishing, (kite)surfing and suppen. The rugged rocks make survival, climbing, abseiling, canyoning possible. With more than 30 golf courses, the Algarve is one of the most popular golf destinations in Europe. Most can be found in the surroundings of Vilamoura and Albufeira. The uniqueness of the golf courses in this region is the view over the beautiful bays and impressive cliffs. Book your chalet or villa via Boekjebungalow.nl and enjoy a wonderful golf holiday in the Algarve. 

Travelling to Portugal with children

The Algarve is a good holiday destination for families with children. The sandy beaches gradually descend and there is plenty of space for the children to play. For the more active families, the walking and cycling paths are traffic-free and therefore ideal. There are several excursions that are suited for children. Think of a boat trip to the caves or spotting dolphins at sea. Near the city of Lagos there is a zoo; Parque Zoológico. If your stay is near Albufeira, plan a day full of water fun and go to the Slide & Splash water park. There is also a dinopark: DinoParque Lourinhã. So the Algarve has plenty of possibilities during a holiday with children in the beautiful south of Portugal. There are also group accommodations for larger families at Boekjebungalow.nl.