The Algarve attracts holidaymakers with some of Europe's, indeed the world's, most stunning beaches which have made it one of Portugal’s most popular tourist destinations.
The coast is lined with miles of long golden sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, caves, secluded coves and amazing rock formations. The beaches and associated water sports are not the only reason to enjoy a villa holiday in the Algarve.
There’s a wealth of family-friendly attractions, historic towns and castles to discover and delicious food to devour. Combined, this makes a villa holiday in the Algarve the perfect holiday for families, friends and couples alike.
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Explore all that the Algarve has to offer on your next villa holiday. You can really do as little or as much as you like. Combine lazy days by the pool with a meander down to the beach and a sunset cocktail back on your terrace. Or, for the more active, why not try horse riding or paragliding? And we can’t forget the golf courses – golfers are really spoilt in the Algarve.
Apart from the wonderful beaches, there is plenty on offer to keep you coming back year after year. Experience the local culture and food, explore the famous Ria Formosa Natural Park (ideal for hiking and short walks) as well as luxury boat trips. The Algarve region offers a variety of natural beauty, sunny weather, quiet town centre locations, traditional villages and excellent nightlife. It’s also home to some world-famous winemaking vineyards, so there is sure to be some sampling, perhaps by your villa’s private pool.
Our Algarve villa holidays are well positioned to explore the surrounding beaches and parks.
The heritage of the Algarve is easy to see as you travel around the region, with decorative glazed tiles on the buildings and the flat roofed, small windowed buildings, which are signs of the Moorish influence of the past. There are a number of Algarve churches to spot which date back to the 15th & 16th Centuries. The architecture is less lavish and not overtly religious, with high ceilings and wide arch ways including visible nautical themes and fantastical creatures inspired from tales of the New World. Head out from one of our Algarve holiday villas and explore the culture. Some traditional Algarve crafts include basket making, weaving and lace making, pottery is also seen all over the Algarve, perhaps take back some memories of the Algarve to brighten up your home
For the perfect holiday perhaps choose a family villa in The Algarve for some fun and relaxation. The numerous beaches of white clean sand, a calm and safe sea and more than 300 days of sunshine per year make this one of the best holiday destinations in the world. Within the Algarve region there are many popular family activities including Splash and Slide Waterpark and the fantastic Zoomarine. Choose a family villa with a private pool for even more fun in the water.
The beaches at Albufeira and Carvoeiro are incredibly family friendly and our villas with private pool in the Algarve are located close to both of these sandy havens.
Besides some fabulous internationally acclaimed golf courses, you can also try horse riding or hillwalking in reserves such as Rocha da Pena, which will delight birdwatchers. You can use footpaths and cycle trails to explore and get to know the region, try the Algarve Way inland or the Vicentine Route along one of the best preserved coastal stretches. There are also a wide variety of water sport activities everywhere you can take part in, perhaps view the coastline from a different position when you take to the skies for a spot of paragliding. As all of our Algarve holiday villas with pool are privately located, you can simply relax and enjoy some pool time, if you don't fancy anything more adventurous than sunbathing.