Algarve Holidays

The Algarve is one of the most popular holiday destinations for Brits. Brits, attracted by sun-drenched beaches and welcoming hospitality, flock to this southern region of Portugal in their thousands year after year.

In this article we look into cheap or bargain Algarve holiday deals. Then we discuss activities that the family can engage in once they have reached the luxury destination that is the Algarve.


The good news is that most of the year is (at least) warm in the Algarve. And nine of the twelve months of the year see temperatures of 18 degrees Celsius as the minimum. And that’s in March! From (and including) June to September see average maximum temperatures of between 25 and 28 degrees Celsius… and the hottest days top 30 degrees Celsius.

The weather is inextricably linked to holiday price. While nine months of the year experience temperatures of no lower than 18 degrees, some months are rainy. However on average June, July, August and September experience only 3 days of rain combined over those 4 months of the year. Hence these are the most expensive months to travel. The best deals that you can get between June and September equate to £151 from London in June. In July £244 from the Midlands. In August £234 from the Midlands… and in September £126 from London. This buys a seven night stay for two adults sharing.

The Algarve is the main resort in Portugal. The airport destination is Faro. There are flights to and from there all year-round.

The Algarve possesses many different types of accommodation… thus the holiday-maker is advised to take advantage of this choice. If you are a golf enthusiast then there are hotels for you. If you value luxury spa-hotels then there are hotels for you. If you want a self-catering hotel then there are hotels for you.

Moreover if you are happy to drive in a foreign country then you can hire a car to get around.

When researching your options… take the following into serious consideration… what is it that you want to do when you arrive at the Algarve? Are you going to party? Are you going for peace and quiet? For example if it’s the latter, then Albufeira caters for your taste. If you want scenery (beyond the picturesque beaches) then consider Monchique which possesses a visually stunning mountain range. But if it is the relaxing sun-drenched beaches that is your top priority… then head for somewhere like Ria Formosa as it is famous for its tranquillity and for possessing some of the country’s best beaches.


An Algarve holiday is a luxurious holiday. And it is one in-which you will never be bored.

However, if you are too action-orientated to just sun-bathe all day long, then maybe you will enjoy taking to the Algarve sea in order to partake in a water-sport.

If you are on a family holiday the children will love the water parks and there is a Zoo theme park in Albufeira (renowned for its inclusion of an amazing aquarium and a dolphin lagoon). There is a regular bus service to the theme Park. If you do not have kids to look after (and you like to party) then try out the Albuferia night-life… happy hour cocktails are especially popular!

Families with older kids should try out the boat trips that journey through stunning scenery such as the caves of Lagos.

Golfers should consider Vilamoura as their precise destination as it possesses internationally-renowned golf-courses.

Romantic couples should try Tavira… which offers a beautiful riverfront and restaurants for lovers to dine in.