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The Algarve is a popular holiday destination rich in history and culture. With a beautiful diverse landscape, the Algarve offers relaxing holiday resorts, miles of golden beaches, clear waters and a Mediterranean climate. Enjoy the thriving nightlife in the array of clubs, restaurants and bars.
If you're flying to the Algarve you'll most likely arrive into Faro Airport. There are flights to Faro from most UK airports although some flights are seasonal, only operating during the summer months. Once there, the best way to get to your resort is via shuttle or taxi transfer, which you can add to your SuperBreak booking.
- Vilamoura is the largest tourist area in the Algarve and also one of the largest in Europe. The main attraction in Vilamoura is the marina which is surrounded by hotels, casinos, bars and restaurants. You can also organize watersports such as paragliding and jet skiing.
- Albufeira is the place to go for nightlife in the Algarve. For younger travellers, the Sao Joao strip is full of lively bars and clubs while the Old Town offers a more relaxed environment. Right on the seafront, you can relax and enjoy the food and drink while being entertained by bands and street artists.
- Portimao is one of the larger towns in the Algarve and is notable for the beach at Praia da Rocha. Here you can relax on the golden sands or swim in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Albufeira and Armação de Pêra are long established resorts sharing miles of clean golden beaches, Moorish architecture and a thriving nightlife in summer. Lagoa is known as the wine capital of the Algarve. The stunning baroque church and Porches Potteries are nearby.
Carvoeiro (Praia do Carvoeiro) is a former fishing village situated in the Lagoa region. This family resort offers golden beaches, crystal clear waters, caves and an array of charming restaurants. Enjoy Ferragudo beach for water sports activities and Algar Seco for diving.
Lagos is a historical coastal town famed for its maritime heritage in the Age of Discovery. Nearby the small fishing village of Salema, offers quaint pubs, restaurants and a friendly atmosphere. Nearby Vale do Poco is popular with golfers.
The east coast has a blend of traditional villages and vibrant coastal resorts. The ancient Castle battlements offer panoramic views of Tavira and Monte Gordo has a stunning coastline, new marine and a thriving nightlife. The quieter inland village Moncarapacho offers the stunning 17th Century Santa Cristo Church.
Two vibrant towns sharing miles of golden sands and rocky coastline: Portimão boasts of its local sardine delicacy and the ancient town of Alvor has a blend of lively restaurants and ancient ruins. The oldest resort, Praia da Rocha, is known for its impressive Fortress of Santa Catarina.
The inland resort of Almancil is surrounded by picturesque scenery and is famed for its locally-produced pottery. A must see is the elegant São Lourenço Church. The two luxurious costal resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo offer exclusive restaurants, golf courses and miles of spectacular coastline.
The lively Vilamoura and Quarteira are two modern purpose-built resorts located on the Loulé coastline with miles of unspoilt golden beaches and extensive leisure and sport facilities. Vilamoura has an impressive marine and bustling casino and Quateira is a paradise for golfers. Falesia is a quieter resort with beautiful surroundings.
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