Algarve City Breaks
Characterised by award-winning golf courses and stunning beaches, the Algarve region invites travellers to relax and enjoy the surrounding scenery. The most popular resorts can be found in places such as the Praia da Luz, Albufeira and Lagos, where the cloudless skies merge effortlessly with the azure sea to create a never-ending horizon.
The sun-seekers on the south coast beaches are a stark contrast to the sights you will find along the west coast, including local fishermen hoping to land the catch of the day and birdwatchers catching a glimpse of the wildlife that makes its home here. Further inland, the authentic side of the Algarve can really be experienced. Small towns bustle with people making their way to the local markets, whilst castles overlook the action from their hilltop perch.
Did you know?
The ocean off the coast of the Algarve is home to the largest artificial underwater park in the world. Four Portuguese navy ships can be found on the sea bed, creating a thriving ecosystem that divers love to explore.
- Flight time from London: 2 hour 50 min
- Faro Airport: 90km from Lagos city centre; transfer time about 1 hour. 95km from Praia da Luz; transfer time about 1 hour
- Currency: Euro
A Moorish town that is dominated by red-roofed houses and a sandstone castle.
Cerro da Vila Ruins
The remnants of these former Roman villas are also joined by marks left by Moorish and Visigoth occupants.
Praia da Marintha
A beach that can offer more than just sunbathing, this is a popular spot for snorkelling and boat trips to explore the nearby caves.
A great place to learn about all the different influences on Portugal over the years, Tavira is an ideal small city to explore.
Offering wild encounters with marine animals and birds, this attraction champions education and conservation.