Algarve city breaks Short stays and long weekend breaks in the Algarve

The Algarve is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal and boasts a truly spectacular Atlantic coastline that continues to the Spanish border. The climate is hot and dry in the summer with a cool breeze from the Atlantic keeping things comfortable. There is an incredible number of pretty fishing villages, stunning beaches, pretty little coves with all sorts of activities on offer including some of the best golf courses in Europe. The food is excellent especially if you enjoy fresh fish and seafood, all at incredible value for money.

The Algarve is easily accessible with Faro's modern International airport providing short transfers to many popular resorts such as Carvoeiro, Vilamoura, Praia da Rocha and Albufeira. The Algarve is not only renowned for its many acclaimed golf courses, but is also the perfect location for kitesurfing, windsurfng, sailing and pretty much any sport requiring decent wind.

At a glance...
Family friendly resorts
Fabulous beaches
Excellent golf courses
Roman ruins
Tour a vineyard and sample the local wine
Airports - Faro International
Capital - Faro

Featured villas in The Algarve

Many of our holiday homes in The Algarve come with all the facilities you would expect including wifi, satellite TV and private / shared swimming pool. The key consideration is timing - if you are planning a city break or short stay during the peak summer months in the main resorts such as Vilamoura or Albufeira, the apartments and villas tend to get booked up months in advance.

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The Algarve is an all year round destination thanks to its glorious climate making it the perfect destination for a long weekend break or short stay. The best time to visit is from April to the end of September when the days are long and warm. During that period the temperature ranges from a pleasant 23 degrees peaking in the late thirties in July and August with hardly any rain. If it does rain, it tends to be at night which is perfect and produces some lush landscape. The weather in the winter is very pleasant with temperatures generally in the early 20s, making it the ideal destination for a short holiday to get some winter sun.

Featured resorts in The Algarve

Things to see and do whilst on a city break in The Algarve

Faro and the surrounding area is full of interesting villages, roman remains and countryside to explore.

A few suggestions....
Roman remains of Cerro da Vila
Vilamoura Marina - the largest in Portugal.
Vilamoura Surf project
Praia da Rocha Baixinha
Dom Pedro Golf club
Casino Vilamoura
Vilamoura nature reserve
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Our view on city break holidays on The Algarve

The Algarve became incredibly popular with british tourists in the 60s and more recently it has attracted tourists from all over the world with its Internatonial airport, low cost airfares and value for money holiday rentals accommodation. The Algarve has so much that appeals to most tastes and age groups from its more lively resorts to its peaceful and very pretty fishing villages offering outstanding cuisine, value for money and a friendly vibe. For the sporty types, there is an abundance of choice from water sports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing to more tradional sports such as golf with a host of internationally acclaimed courses. It is safe to say that the Algarve is a fantastic city break holiday destination for the whole family.

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