Enjoy long, hot summers
Algarve holidays attract families, couples and plenty of golf enthusiasts to its sunshine coast and vast green countryside. Located on the very southern tip of Portugal, late deals to the Algarve enjoy long hot summers and pleasantly mild winters making this an excellent winter destination too.
Stretching from Cape St Vincent in the west to Villa Real de Santo Antonio in the east, the stunning coastline of white sandy beaches, limestone cliffs and fascinating rocky outcrops covers an amazing 155km. Cape St Vincent is the most south westerly point in Europe and you'll find migrating birds stopping off here for a well earned rest as they head south for the winter. Stand on the rocks and gaze out to sea, knowing the only thing separating you from the American coastline is miles and miles of deep Atlantic Ocean. Most of the resorts along the Algarve started life as sleepy fishing villages, many of which still retain the traditional charm of whitewashed houses and narrow cobbled streets, despite the vast throng of tourists.
The quieter resorts of Altura, Alvor and Praia da Luz are extremely popular with families and couples looking for a laid back almost sleepy atmosphere. Praia da Oura, Praia de Felesia and Praia da Roche have some of the very best beaches to be found on Algarve holidays while Vilamoura is a lively resort with some of the best sporting facilities available, Quinto Da Lago also has an abundance of sports activities. Albufeira combines a traditional town, stunning beaches and a lively nightlife beautifully to ensure its position as one of the liveliest places to stay on late deals to the Algarve. Montechoro, just to the end of "The Strip" in Albufeira is probably the liveliest part of all. The traditional towns of Lagos and the regions capital of Faro, also home to the Algarve’s airport, offer a historical look at the area, with museums and monuments showing off Portugal's interesting heritage.
Many people use last minute holidays to the Algarve to play golf and there are some exceptional courses to be found here. The mild winter climate means you can play here all year round on over twenty courses that this region has to offer. Footballers and celebrities flock to this part of the world where they can play on some of the best courses in Europe with stunning surroundings. Water sports are also high on the agenda with most beaches offering some form of activities, including water skiing, wind surfing, parascending and banana boat rides, with Portimao and Loule being two of the most popular resorts for these activities.
Quick Algarve Tips
You would normally fly into Faro Airport (FAO) for holidays to the Algarve region of Portugal
The Algarves favourite dish is Chicken piri piri and is served in almost every restaurant.
The Euro is the currency used in Algarve
The largest resort in the Algarve is Albufeira where you can find beautiful beaches and mouthwatering restaurants
The Algarve coastline stretches for an amazing 155km
There are approximately 35 golf courses to be tried along the stunning Algarve coastline making it the perfect destination for golfing holidays to Europe
The Algarve has a population of just under 500,000 people, however around 10 million visitors descend on the Algarve every year
Great fun for the whole family
The rocky coastline boasts some amazing underwater activity with shipwrecks, reefs and caves to explore on carefully supervised dives, or grab a snorkel and take a peek at the colourful marine life that lurks beneath the surface. The amazing and distinctive Algarve coastline is best viewed from the sea to really appreciate the size and length of some of its breathtaking formations, take a sailing trip or combine this with a deep sea fishing voyage and try your luck at catching bass, tuna and shark, while appreciating the fantastic views.
Families choose late deals to the Algarve year after year not only for their fantastic beaches but also the great facilities and activities on offer here. There are a number of theme parks and water parks in the Algarve, all providing slides and rides for all ages. The Zoomarine at Guia has dolphin shows, aquarium, alligators and birds of prey, offering a fun and educational day out for the whole family. Krazy World at Silves has fairground rides, a petting farm and pony rides which will keep the younger members of the family entertained for hours.
Lagos Zoo has over 150 animal species and 200 botanical exhibits from all 5 continents; a fascinating and informative day out that the whole family will love. Guided tours of the lemon, orange and olive groves or jeep safaris through rugged mountain terrain are also popular throughout the Algarve. Accommodation on holidays in the Algarve is varied and will certainly offer something for every budget, value for money guest houses, self catering apartments, family villas and luxury hotels all compete for your attention and have something to offer everyone depending on exactly what you are looking for on your Algarve holidays. You can book late deals to the Algarve online at Latedeals.co.uk today.
Top Places To Visit
Why not enjoy a great family day out with an excursion to the Monchique Mountains where you can explore the amazing forests, valleys and fragrant orange groves.
Here you can journey through a world of knowledge and adventure where adults and children discover the mysteries of marine life in a day full of surprises and emotions.
Lagos Zoo in Algarve
This is one of the favourite destinations of tourist and natives alike, when looking for family fun. There is a vast variety of fauna and flora to be found in the Zoo, which boasts 120 animal species and 200 species of botanical interest.