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Holiday Letting Price Information in the Algarve
The price graph will give you the nightly price average for the upcoming months. Holiday letting prices are the highest in August (10/08 - 17/08). In December (07/12 - 14/12), prices will hit an average low of £78 per night.
Holiday Home Availability Information in the Algarve
Have a look at the above graph to see the availability of holiday rentals in the Algarve. It is harder to find accommodation during the week of August (03/08 - 10/08), as 74% of the rentals are booked. It will be easy to find a holiday home that suits you in one week in October (19/10 - 26/10), when 77 of the rentals are still available.
The Weather in the Algarve
Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your holidays. This year, July will have the highest average temperatures. No heat wave is expected in February, when minimum average temperatures usally hit a 8° low. The rainiest month is November, while the driest month is June.
Explore Portugal's southernmost region with a holiday villa in the Algarve
Booking an Algarve holiday home is the perfect way to explore the 200km of pristine beaches along Portugal’s Atlantic coast. There's a huge range of accommodation options available; from tranquil getaways to cosmopolitan city breaks, there really is something for everybody.
Faro is the capital of the region, and 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 are plenty of Algarve holiday homes and secluded villas located away from the city.
If you want a little activity then explore one of the Algarve's 30+ hiking trails and take in the breathtaking views. Food and drink are an integral part of Portuguese life - eat and drink your way down this stunning coastline and enjoy exploring southern Europe's hottest destination.
Getting to the Algarve
Faro airport is the gateway to the region. There are plenty of international flights every day, although in the winter reduced schedules are in operation. To get to your Algarve holiday home, you can either hire a car or take one of the regular bus services.
If you're flying into Lisbon, the country's largest airport, you can easily travel to the Algarve by train or car. The journey is beautifully scenic and takes a little under three hours.
Eat your way along the Algarve
Seafood is famous throughout Portugal and this is especially the case in the Algarve. Almost every seafood you can imagine will be available, fresh from the ocean. Meat is also a staple of the Portuguese diet and the cured sausages are a must try.
Pastéis de Nata are a classic dessert in the Algarve; a pastry filled with a rich egg cream and fragrant spices. Wine should also definitely be on the agenda when you book your Algarve holiday home. Red, white and green wines - yes, green - are all popular here, and of course, you should indulge in a small glass of port with your dessert.
Weather in the Algarve: eternal sun
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.
Rain 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
The Algarve is primarily considered a beach destination, but there are plenty of other activities on offer when you book your Algarve holiday villa. 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 is undoubtedly one of the best natural delights of this region. The dense, lush forest is located only 20km inland and makes the ideal day trip for 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 easy to find in most resorts.
Nightlife in the Algarve
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, there are plenty of great options along the city coastlines.
In the warmer months it’s common to spend the evening relaxing with a cold drink on the terrace. 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 villa with family and friends.
Cultural highlights in the Algarve
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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