Cheap Holidays to Algarve

Wherever you go, you will be surrounded by bright colours. From the golden sands, to the crystal clear waters, the clear blue skies, the vivid green grass, and the white-washed walls of the buildings in the Algarve's old towns.

There is plenty to do in the Algarve, from sampling the cultural towns, exploring the beautiful coastline and playing one of the many championship golf courses.

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How Hot?

The Algarve has one of the best all year round climates in Europe with summer months commonly reaching temperatures between 77-86ºF.

If you're looking for a beach based holiday with plenty of sunbathing on the agenda then May to September are the ideal months to visit, for those wanting to enjoy outdoor activities, golf and sightseeing the remaining months would also suit. Short periods of rainfall can be expected generally between November and March.

Out and About

With it's sandy beaches, rocky coves and great golf courses, it is easy to see why the Algarve is one of Britain's favourite holiday destinations. There is plenty to do and with the all year round sunshine it is the ideal place to take part in the many outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, horse riding and the various watersports.

Although the Algarve is generally a family resort, certain resorts cater better for different types of holidaymaker such as Lagos which is perfect for couples, groups and singles who are looking to party and the country towns of Silves and Monchique which are ideally suited to those looking for a quiet holiday with some culture thrown in.

Silves is certainly the best place to experience the old Algarve as the town dates back to 1000BC and is home to the best preserved castle in the Algarve. There are also gothic monuments, ancient tombs and plenty of narrow, cobbled streets waiting to be explored.

Another interesting yet perhaps a little gruesome sight is the small chapel in Faro which is made from the bones of monks. It was started by a monk in the 14th Century and is really has to be seen to be believed.

There are plenty of places to go if you are looking for a fun filled family day out. There is Zoomarine in Guia which is a theme park inspired by marine life, featuring dolphin shows, different animal exhibitions, 4D cinema and aquariums. Another place to visit is Krazy World in Silves which has many attractions such as live shows, zoo, bouncy castle, swimming pool, mini golf and racing cars so definitely a great day out. On top of these fun parks, there are also many water parks to be found around the Algarve.

Out for Lunch!

Portuguese food is a fantastic variety of fish, shellfish, meat and game. Traditional home cooking is the way forward in Portugal with families using old recipes with a variety of spices and herbs. Food is taken very seriously in Portugal, there is no messing about with it!

Nearly all restaurants cook fresh food daily from whatever locally produced ingredients they have to hand. You can dine in a 5 star International dining room to a local pastry shop on the street corner. There is dining options and menus to suit all taste buds.

Quick Facts

Flight Time - From Manchester 3 hrs, From London 2 hrs 30 mins, From Glasgow 3 hrs 10 mins

Currency - Euro

Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs and Cafes - mixed and varied with plenty going on.

Best Time to Visit: April to October

Top Hotels In Algarve

Here's a list of our top accommodations in Algarve, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

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Lagos
Overlooking the marina and just steps away from the historic centre of Lagos, the small and friendly Marina Rio Hotel offers a comfortable and convenient base within easy reach of all the amenities an...

4.9 / 5 from 14 reviews

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Albufeira
A small complex of self-catering studios and apartments, offering a convenient location just a short walk from the 'Strip' with its nightlife, tourist shops and restaurants....

4.2 / 5 from 19 reviews

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Vilamoura
Within 3km of the resort centre, the beach, marina and several golf courses, the Zarco Apartments are well situated to enjoy the leisure and recreation facilities of Vilamoura....

4.7 / 5 from 20 reviews

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Albufeira
The Luna Club Oceano is only 150-metres from the beach and just a short walk to the shops, bars, restaurants and discos of the lively entertainment area. The hotel offers well equipped self catering a...

4.7 / 5 from 29 reviews

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Albufeira
The Albufeira Sol Suite Hotel and Spa is situated close to the resort centre and is ideally located for Albufeira's many attractions. This modern complex offers a friendly, informal atmosphere and pro...

4.6 / 5 from 42 reviews

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Albufeira
The spacious apartments and traditional style villas are surrounded by landscaped gardens with exotic plants and are well appointed with all modern conveniences....

4.6 / 5 from 15 reviews

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Albufeira
Modern and contemporary styled hotel in a great location with private access to the beach and a short walk to the Areias de Sao Jao strip....

4.6 / 5 from 22 reviews

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Tavira
The adult only Maria Nova Lounge Hotel is situated close to the town centre, offering an outdoor pool with swim-up bar, a rooftop bar and a spa centre with indoor pool. ...

4.8 / 5 from 5 reviews

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Vilamoura
Situated in the golf course area of Vilamoura, the Alvaflor Apartments is a self-catering complex of one-bedroom apartments with access to a shared pool....

4.8 / 5 from 5 reviews

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Albufeira
Comfortable apartment complex with a range of facilities and the added advantage of a central location. Great for families and couples looking for a self catering holiday....

4.7 / 5 from 59 reviews

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