Algarve Holidays 2018/2019
Cheap Algarve Holidays
The beaches of Portugal's stunning Algarve coast have always appealed to us Brits, especially as it's just a three hour flight from the UK to Faro Airport.
Algarve Holidays Guide
With an average 12 hours of sunshine a day in the summer, and almost 0mm of rainfall in August, no wonder the Algarve attracts so many holidaymakers, whether for a two week holiday or just a short break in the Algarve.
From Sagres in the West to Monte Gordo in the East, you'll find an Algarve holiday to suit you.
Getting to, from and around the Algarve
Flights peak in the summer season with plenty of charter and low-cost flights to Faro available. easyJet, Ryanair and Monarch offer year-round flights to the Algarve.
A transfer is the easiest option to get from Faro airport to your hotel. You can book your transfer in the Algarve with Hoppa.
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.
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
The Algarve can be enjoyed on a budget or in the lap of luxury. If it's a cheap Algarve holiday you are after, try staying in one of the busier resorts so you have plenty of choice when it comes to eating out.
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.