Booking an Algarve vacation home is the perfect way to explore the 125 miles of pristine beaches along Portugal’s Atlantic coast. There is a large diversity of retreats available; from tranquil getaways to those with a cosmopolitan vibe, there really is something for everybody. Faro is the capital of the region and is also the access point for most international visitors. Many use the historic town as a base to explore the more relaxed enclaves, but for those who want to escape the bustle completely, there is a wealth of Algarve vacation homes located away from the central district. If you want a little activity then explore the over 30 hiking trails that are easily accessed from the Algarve and the views are breathtaking. Food and drink are an integral facet of Portuguese life - eat and drink your way down this stunning coastline and explore the best of southern Europe's hottest destination.
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Popular Rental Amenities in Algarve
Accommodations can be filtered based on your personal preferences. Above, you will find the number of properties that offer a specific amenity in Algarve. In Algarve, 35,141 accommodations include "Pool". So, if you're dreaming of days spent poolside, use the Pool filter to compare these rentals. Not as many properties in Algarve are available if you want to sweat it out in a sauna or if you'd like to have a fenced-in yard as "Fenced" and "Sauna" are not very popular features in this destination.
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Price and Availability Index in Algarve
Vacation Rental Price Information in Algarve
This graph displays average prices of the vacation rentals and holiday apartments located in Algarve. The week with the highest average prices is in August (8/3 – 8/10). During this week, a night will cost on average $296. The cheapest week to book a vacation rental is in January (1/6 – 1/13).
Rental availability information in Algarve
Have a look at the above graph to see the global availability of vacation rentals in Algarve. In a week of November (11/16 – 11/23), 64% of the vacation rentals are booked. Conversely, it is in June (6/1 – 6/8) that the highest percentage of rentals are available.
The Weather in Algarve
Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your vacation. On average, the warmest month is August. No heat wave is expected in January, where minimum average temperatures usally hit a 45° low. The rainiest month is April while the driest month is July.
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Eat your way along the Algarve: food and drink in the Algarve
Seafood is famous throughout Portugal and this is especially the case of the Algarve. Almost every seafood imaginable is available here and is served in every possible way; from streamed to stewed. Meat is also a staple of the Portuguese diet and the cured sausages must be sampled.
Pastéis de Nata is a classic dessert in the Algarve; a pastry filled with a rich egg cream and fragrant spices. With an Algarve vacation rental, wine should also be on the agenda. Red, white and green wines, yes green, are all readily consumed here, and of course, you should indulge in a small glass of port with your dessert.
Weather in the Algarve: eternal sun in Portugal's Algarve
Located just north of Africa on the Atlantic Ocean, the Algarve basks in warm temperatures all year round. In the summer you can expect the temperature to climb into the 30s, while winter temperatures are still temperate and hover around the mid-teens.
Rainfall is practically unheard of in the summer and sea temperatures range between 14°C in January and 20°C in August.
The Algarve and its sights: explore the attractions of the Algarve
Primarily considered a beach destination, the Algarve has much more to offer those who book an Algarve vacation rental. Lagos, one of the more popular resorts, features a historic old town and you can still explore the ruins of the old city wall along with quaint boutiques and restaurants.
The Serra de Monchique are undoubtedly one of the best natural delights of this region. The dense, lush forestry is located only 12.5 miles inland and makes the ideal day trip for those wanting a break from the beach.
Boat trips are a wonderful way to explore the Algarve’s ragged coast and water sports such as sailing and windsurfing are ubiquitously found in most beach side locations.
Nightlife in the Algarve: Algarve evening activities
The Algarve truly comes to life after dark. There are a multitude of bars and clubs here; you really will be spoilt for choice. Bar Havana, located in central Algarve offers reasonably priced cocktails and food. It also offers a relaxed atmosphere and is the perfect choice for those seeking a family friendly location. If you’re looking for great music and cheap beer then many places can be found along the city coastlines.
In the warmer months it’s common to spend the evening at one of many terraces peppered across the Algarve and if you want a quiet drink with the locals, beers will set you back around £1.95. Alternatively, pick up some food and wine from the local markets and relax back at your Algarve vacation rental with family and friends.
Cultural highlights in Algarve, Portugal
Church of São Lourenço
Located in Almancil, this beautiful 18th-century church is considered an artistic treasure and is decorated with traditional blue and white tiles depicting São Lourenço’s life.
Praia da Rocha
This lively resort area on the Atlantic coast in the Portimão municipality offers a range of exciting nightlife and dining, as well as an excellent beach.
Ponta da Piedade
“Mercy Point” offers stunning rock pillars and tunnels, naturally carved from the weathered cliffs. The contrast of the rocks to the turquoise waters makes for stunning scenery.
Located in Albufeira, this marine park offers a family-friendly aquarium with dolphin and seal shows, along with a sandy beach featuring water slides and a wave pool.
Falesia Beach runs for 4.3 miles from Albufeira to Vilamoura and is backed by a rocky cliff. Accessible via the Aldeia das Açoteias resort, the beach boasts restaurants and other amenities.
Information about vacation rentals in Algarve
|🏡 Vacation rentals available||49,529 homes|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 80%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$46|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Pool, Internet and Air conditioning|
|🐾 Pet friendly homes||3,275 homes|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||32,925 homes|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical price per night for a vacation rental in Algarve?
The average accommodation in Algarve is priced at $46 per night. If you’re interested in a apartment rental, the average price is $180 per night. A villa Algarve will cost $482 per night on average.
How many vacation rentals are available for booking in Algarve?
There are currently 49,529 vacation rentals available for booking for your upcoming vacation.
What are the most popular amenities for vacation rentals in Algarve?
Travelers look for Pool, Internet, and Air conditioning when booking a vacation rental in Algarve.
How many vacation homes with a pool are in Algarve?
Choose from 32,925 vacation rentals available to book in Algarve.
Are pets allowed in vacation homes in Algarve?
In case if you are traveling with a dog in Algarve - 7% of rentals are pet-friendly.
When is it better to travel to Algarve?
August and July are typically the warmest months in Algarve with temperatures around 90 °F. The coldest months in Algarve are January and February, with 45 °F on average.
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