Holidays To The Algarve From Newcastle
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A Guide To Holidays In The Algarve From Newcastle
It's a fantastic destination for a cheap getaway in the sunshine so it's easy to see why Algarve holidays from Newcastle Airport are so popular. From the gorgeous golden beaches to the cobbled streets of the old towns, there's so much more to this part of Portugal than all inclusive hotels and self catering apartments. Plus with lots of airlines flying direct to the south of Portugal, including Ryanair and Jet2, there are plenty of options, whether you're after a family villa or a budget friendly break with friends.
Although you can book your flight and hotel separately, you'll find holiday packages from Newcastle with all the top tour operators and travel agents. We do recommend booking an ATOL protected flight and hotel package so that your money is protected. If booking through Jet2holidays or TUI as a holiday package, you may have your luggage, seats and airport transfers included, while a package with Ryanair through On The Beach or loveholidays, likely won't.
Getting To & From The Algarve From Newcastle
There are three airlines offering flights from Newcastle to Faro, Ryanair, Jet2 and TUI, depending on the time of year. The typical holiday season runs from April through to October so you may find there are fewer flight options during the winter months, which is also when some of the hotels and accommodation may close for the winter season too. These could be considered low-cost airlines so when booking, check to make sure what's included.
Getting to Newcastle airport is easy with plenty of parking options, bus and Metro services, while in the Algarve your best option to get from Faro airport to your accommodation is by taxi, transfer or car hire, depending on your budget and how much travelling around you want to do while away.
Things To Do
The Algarve is one of those great places where you can do everything or nothing at all. Relaxing by the pool or on the beach in the sunshine is definitely the key reason why so many people flock to this part of Portugal each year, but there is much more to see and enjoy too. From the vibrant and immaculate golf courses, to the variety of water sports and activities, this place is a bit of a mecca for those looking at a sports holiday.
There are a couple of water parks dotted along the coast here, all open for the summer months but close in winter, including the ever popular Slide & Splash water park which is just north of Carvoeiro. You can easily spend a fun filled family day out here enjoying the exciting water slides and rides, relaxing by the lagoon pool, or enjoying a quick bite to eat at lunch.
One of the most popular things to do in the Algarve is a boat trip to see the Benagil Caves and dolphin watching. It's a magical trip, especially if you do spot dolphins, but even if not, exploring the hidden caves along the coast is just as exciting.
There are loads of different excursions and day trips you can do here, which can either be booked in advance (recommended if there's something in particularly you want to see or do), or can be booked when you arrive. Your hotel staff can help with this. Boat trips are a popular option, but why not try something a little different and take a sea kayaking tour? Or maybe you'd prefer an afternoon quad biking adventure?
Famous for its lush greens and championship golf courses, the Algarve is home to no less than 30 golf courses and with lots of sunshine for most of the year, it's easy to see why many people choose the Algarve for their golf holiday. Of course it's not all about land sports. There are some exciting water sports to try out here too, like jet skiing, windsurfing and sea kayaking, especially around the amazing coastal caves.
Where To Stay
There are a number of areas to stay in the Algarve from Praia da Luz in the west to Monte Gordo in the east. Some of the key popular ones include Vilamoura, Albufeira and Lagos, each offering something a little different to holidaymakers. If you prefer a quieter holiday, a villa holiday may be a great option for you, so check out some of the quieter and smaller towns dotted along the coast.
Home of Faro Airport and much of the main administrative business here, Faro is actually a cute little city with an historic walled Old Town, marina and great bars and restaurants. It makes for a great city break in the sun and it can be relatively cheap too. It only takes about 15 minutes from the airport into town and there's a bus service which can take you there too.
One of the most, if not the most popular resort on the Algarve, Albufeira is home to multiple Blue Flag Beaches, as well as plenty of accommodation and lively nightlife too. If you enjoy to have lots going on, or at least be close to the hustle and bustle of a busier town, staying in or around Albufeira can be a fun option.
If, on the other hand, you prefer a quieter beach break, Alvor is ideal. It's got a huge sandy beach, nature reserve and small fishing village, along with a number of accommodation options ranging from all inclusive resorts to self catering holiday homes.