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Holiday Letting Price Information in Algarve
The price graph will give you the nightly price average for the upcoming months. Holiday letting prices are the highest in August (03/08 - 10/08). In November (24/11 - 01/12), prices will hit an average low of £85 per night.
Holiday Home Availability Information in Algarve
Have a look at the above graph to see the global availability of holiday rentals in Algarve. It is harder to find an accommodation during a week of February (02/02 - 09/02), as 45% of the rentals are booked. It will be easy to find a holiday home that suits you in a week of April (27/04 - 04/05), as 68 of the rentals are still available.
The weather in Algarve
Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your holidays. This year, July will have higher average temperatures. No heat wave is expected in February, where minimum average temperatures usally hit a 8° low. The rainiest month is July while the driest month is June.
Explore Portugal's southernmost region with Algarve holiday lettings
Booking an Algarve holiday home is the perfect way to explore the 200km of pristine beaches along Portugal’s Atlantic coast. There is a large diversity of retreats available; from tranquil getaways to those with a cosmopolitan vibe, there really is something for everybody. Faro is the capital of the region and is also the access point for most international visitors. Many use the historic town as a base to explore the more relaxed enclaves, but for those who want to escape the bustle completely, there is a wealth of Algarve holiday homes located away from the central district. If you want a little activity then explore the over 30 hiking trails that are easily accessed from the Algarve and the views are breathtaking. Food and drink are an integral facet of Portuguese life - eat and drink your way down this stunning coastline and explore the best of southern Europe's hottest destination.
Getting to the Algarve: explore the Algarve from Fara Airport
Faro airport is the gateway to the southern Portuguese region of the Algarve. There many international flights serving the airport on a daily basis, though in the winter reduced schedules are in operation. To get to the resorts you can either take one of the regular bus services, or rent a hire car to reach your Algarve holiday letting .
For passengers arriving into Lisbon, the country's largest airport, you can either connect to the Algarve by train or rent a car and drive to your Algarve holiday letting ; the journey is beautifully scenic and takes a little under three hours.
Eat your way along the Algarve: food and drink in the Algarve
Seafood is famous throughout Portugal and this is especially the case of the Algarve. Almost every seafood imaginable is available here and is served in every possible way; from streamed to stewed. Meat is also a staple of the Portuguese diet and the cured sausages must be sampled.
Pastéis de Nata is a classic dessert in the Algarve; a pastry filled with a rich egg cream and fragrant spices. With an Algarve holiday letting , wine should also be on the agenda. Red, white and green wines, yes green, are all readily consumed here, and of course, you should indulge in a small glass of port with your dessert.
Weather in the Algarve: eternal sun in Portugal's Algarve
Located just north of Africa on the Atlantic Ocean, the Algarve basks in warm temperatures all year round. In the summer you can expect the temperature to climb into the 30s, while winter temperatures are still temperate and hover around the mid-teens.
Rainfall is practically unheard of in the summer and sea temperatures range between 14°C in January and 20°C in August.
The Algarve and its sights: explore the attractions of the Algarve
Primarily considered a beach destination, the Algarve has much more to offer those who book an Algarve holiday letting . Lagos, one of the more popular resorts, features a historic old town and you can still explore the ruins of the old city wall along with quaint boutiques and restaurants.
The Serra de Monchique are undoubtedly one of the best natural delights of this region. The dense, lush forestry is located only 20km inland and makes the ideal day trip for those wanting a break from the beach.
Boat trips are a wonderful way to explore the Algarve’s ragged coast and water sports such as sailing and windsurfing are ubiquitously found in most beach side locations.
Nightlife in the Algarve: Algarve evening activities
The Algarve truly comes to life after dark. There are a multitude of bars and clubs here; you really will be spoilt for choice. Bar Havana, located in central Algarve offers reasonably priced cocktails and food. It also offers a relaxed atmosphere and is the perfect choice for those seeking a family friendly location. If you’re looking for great music and cheap beer then many places can be found along the city coastlines.
In the warmer months it’s common to spend the evening at one of many terraces peppered across the Algarve and if you want a quiet drink with the locals, beers will set you back around £1.95. Alternatively, pick up some food and wine from the local markets and relax back at your Algarve holiday letting with family and friends.
Cultural highlights in Algarve, Portugal
Church of São Lourenço
Located in Almancil, this beautiful 18th-century church is considered an artistic treasure and is decorated with traditional blue and white tiles depicting São Lourenço’s life.
Praia da Rocha
This lively resort area on the Atlantic coast in the Portimão municipality offers a range of exciting nightlife and dining, as well as an excellent beach.
Ponta da Piedade
“Mercy Point” offers stunning rock pillars and tunnels, naturally carved from the weathered cliffs. The contrast of the rocks to the turquoise waters makes for stunning scenery.
Located in Albufeira, this marine park offers a family-friendly aquarium with dolphin and seal shows, along with a sandy beach featuring water slides and a wave pool.
Falesia Beach runs for 7 km from Albufeira to Vilamoura and is backed by a rocky cliff. Accessible via the Aldeia das Açoteias resort, the beach boasts restaurants and other amenities.
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