Algarve Holidays

Algarve Holidays 2024/2025

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Cerro Mar Colina

🛏 - 7 nights - 2 adults, 2 children
✈ - Departs Manchester
🗓 - Sun 13th Oct 2024
🍽 - Self Catering

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Vitors Plaza

🛏 - 7 nights - 2 adults
✈ - Departs Stansted
🗓 - Fri 27th Sep 2024
🍽 - Self Catering

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Carvoeiro Holiday

Rocha Brava Village

🛏 - 7 nights - 2 adults
✈ - Departs Glasgow
🗓 - Thu 28th Nov 2024
🍽 - Self Catering

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Popular Algarve Resorts

Albufeira Holidays Portugal


Popular for it's restaurant and bar scene, Albufeira also has a fantastic sandy beach to enjoy.

Alvor Holidays Algarve Portugal


A cute, seaside town, Alvor is ideal for a quieter holiday in the Algarve.

Vilamoura Holidays Algarve Portugal


One of the closest resorts to Faro airport with a variety of hotels and a fantastic beach.

Lagos Holidays, Algarve


Well established with beaches bars and restaurants, holidays to Lagos are a popular choice for us Brits.

Portimao Holidays, Algarve


Slightly inland, Portimao is one of the largest towns in the Algarve and about 1-2km to the beach.

Praia Da Rocha Holidays, Algarve

Praia Da Rocha

A small town along the coast and next to Portimao Marina, Praia Da Rocha is an ideal holiday spot.


Top Algarve Excursions

Algarve Boat Trip To Benagil Caves
Algarve Caves and Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

cheap holidays in the Algarve

Getting to, from and around the Algarve

Most low cost airlines such as easyJet, Ryanair and Jet2 offer flights from across the UK to Faro, it can be very cheap and easy to get to the Algarve, with a flight time of less than three hours. Many tour operators such as On the Beach, TUI Holidays and Jet2holidays include flights as part of the ABTA and ATOL protected package holiday.

A prebooked transfer is usually the easiest and most cost-effective option to get from Faro airport to your hotel, wherever that may be in the Algarve. Some holiday packages may automatically include coach transfers so be sure to check what is included in the price of your holiday. Vilamoura is just a 30 minute drive from Faro airport while a journey to Praia da Luz in the western end of the Algarve can take just over an hour.

Depending on where you stay, you may find that you don't need to travel around very much, however, some hotels offer shuttles or your hotel can order you a taxi very easily. For those looking to enjoy a bit more freedom or perhaps those booking a villa holiday in the Algarve, hiring a car might be a better option.

things to do in the Algarve

Things to do in the Algarve

Apart from basking in the sun, there is plenty to do in the Algarve.

Your hotel may offer activities both for children and adults, such as kids clubs or swimming pool games. For those of you who like to really relax, a spa treatment may be in order, however if your hotel doesn't offer any spa facilities, there are plenty to choose from along the Algarve. Hotel chain Tivoli have several hotels in the Algarve and most have beautiful spa facilities, several have stunning views also. The Tivoli Victoria in Vilamoura offers a rooftop spa centre that overlooks the calming golf course and out to the Mediterranean.

For those who are more active, mountain biking is a great activity if you head in land, and bikes can be hired locally. Ask your hotel for details. With so much on offer in Edinburgh you won't get bored.

Of course there are the stunning beaches, with soft sand and beautiful warm waters of the Med. Why not head along the coast and search for hidden coves that will have less holidaymakers and more peace and quiet.

The town of Albufeira is a great night out with more than enough restaurant and bar choices. There are plenty to choose from and everyone will be trying to coax you into enjoying their cuisine or drinks.

Where to stay in the Algarve

Where to stay in the Algarve

The Algarve can be enjoyed on a budget or in the lap of luxury. If it's a cheap holiday to the Algarve you are after, try staying in one of the busier resorts so you have plenty of choice when it comes to eating out. There are also plenty of self catering options including apartments and villas giving you the freedom of when and what to eat. Alternatively, all inclusive resorts like the Be Live Family Palmeiras Village in Porches means feeding the family is already sorted.

If it's more the luxury end of the scale, there are some stunning golf resort hotels dotted throughout the Algarve, like the Tivoli Victoria Hotel. Food can be delicious but a little pricey as there aren't many other restaurant options in the area.

All Inclusive Algarve holidays

All inclusive holidays in the Algarve

The Algarve is an ideal destination for an all inclusive holiday. Many of the hotels and resorts here offer a comprehensive all inclusive and half board offering, allowing guests to enjoy their family getaway without having to worry about money once you're there. Take a look at popular all inclusive hotels like the Jupiter Albufeira Hotel with its waterpark and swimming pools, or the Iberostar Selection Lagos Hotel with its impressive views of the sea.

Frequently Asked Questions

The best towns in the Algarve are Albufeira for nightlife, Vilamoura for a relaxed holiday with access to restaurants and the beach, and Alvor for an expansive beach.

Yes, the Algarve is a very safe area to enjoy a holiday. As with most popular holiday resorts, be a little more careful in the busier tourist areas where pickpockets may operate, otherwise it's a very safe area.

Popular Hotels In The Algarve

Holiday Resorts In The Algarve