Winter can still be here, but the rain and cold weather do not stop everyone from thinking about the same: Summer Holidays!
One of most wanted Portuguese summer holiday destination is Algarve, a region located in the south of the country and perfect for the long-awaited days when you can relax with family and friends. But with so many towns and villages, deciding what to visit and where to stay in Algarve can become a daunting task when planning your Algarve holidays 2018. If you do not have a preferred Algarve destination, we’ll give you some suggestions to make the most of your vacation!
Albufeira: Beaches and Dolphins!
With a coastline full of cliffs, Albufeira boasts a varied range of beaches, most of them with the prestigious Blue Flag. The well-known Fisherman’s Beach, Falésia Beach or Penedo Beach are perfect for a family vacation, where you can enjoy various water sports and boat trips. But the charm of Albufeira is mainly due to one of the most attractive theme parks in Algarve – Zoomarine – in which children and adults delight in a different day spent with dolphins, sea lions and seals.
If you choose to stay in Albufeira, you can enjoy a wide range of apartments with a magnificent view over the Albufeira marina. If you have a large family, your Algarve holidays can be spent in a villa inserted in a complex, with access to a swimming pool and a playground.
Silves: Return to the Medieval Era
Silves is one of the oldest cities in Portugal, with a huge historical relevance. One of the town’s must-visit monuments is the Silves Castle, the largest castle in the entire Algarve region. Likewise, the town cathedral, the Municipal Museum of Archeology and the city historic center are key places to visit, as well as the exploration of the Arade River.
If you spend holidays in Algarve during the first half of August, you still can participate in the Medieval Market of Silves, a time travelling event that fills the city with excitement. Thus, if you want to live the magic of History during your holidays and stay in Silves, you can refuel in a villa with private swimming pool and tennis courts, taking advantage of the tranquility of the area.
Vilamoura: The Algarve charm
One of the crown jewels of Algarve is Vilamoura, known for its high cosmopolitanism. The award-winning marina of Vilamoura is surrounded by numerous shops and restaurants and is home to the most luxurious boats and yachts in Algarve. Golf lovers can practice the sport in renowned fields, such as Laguna, Millennium, Pinhal and Victoria. Vilamoura nightlife is also one of the most famous in Algarve, allowing you to relax and have fun in the most diverse bars and discos, or try your luck at the casino.
To add charm to your Algarve holidays, choose an apartment in Vilamoura, enjoying a panoramic view over the ocean.
From this multiplicity of choices for your Algarve holidays, the main point is to first realize which matches the best with your personal taste. Then, book it!