As Portugal holidays go, the Algarve along the south coast is the most popular location for beach breaks. Here you’ll find gorgeous golden sands punctuated by rock formations, which offer a pleasant wind break and a spot of welcome shade during those long, scorching summer days. The Atlantic can get pretty rough, but many beaches are protected with breakwaters to provide a safer environment for swimmers and little paddlers.
Portugal holidays are also famous for golf, and in the Algarve especially you’ll find a huge range of golf courses catering to everyone from beginners to fast-putting pros.
If you’re looking for somewhere upbeat and lively, the Algarve has its fair share of buzzing resorts. Albufeira is the liveliest, with its pulsing bars, pubs and clubs that keep the holidaymakers going all night long – and often into the early morning too. And then there’s the Algarve’s sleepy side, with laid-back resorts like Sao Rafael and Olhos d’Agua that are perfect for stretching out on the sands with a good book and your holiday playlist.
If that’s got you thinking about Portugal next year, check out some of the major tour operators to see what deals they’re offering. The Co-Operative Travel often has plenty of great prices on Portugal holidays – http://www.co-operativetravel.co.uk/holidays/portugal/ – with everything from last-minute escapes to early bird deals on just-launched holidays.
You’ll find a superb range of package breaks or, if you prefer, check out the main scheduled flight operators to put together your own DIY holiday, with your choice of flights and accommodation.
Whatever you fancy, holidays in Portugal are nothing short of perfect…
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