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Apartment for 5 people, with pool
5 pers., 2 bedrooms, 90m², 2.5km to the beach
Tavira, Faro District
from
£76per night
Apartment for 3 people, with children pool and pool as well as balcony
3 pers., 1 bedroom, 75m², 750m to the beach
4.5
46 reviews
Alvor, Faro District
from
£33per night
Apartment for 6 people, with garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 80m to the beach
5.0
20 reviews
Lagoa, Faro District
from
£116per night
Holiday home for 5 people, with terrace and pool
5 pers., 3 bedrooms, 70m²
4.0
12 reviews
São Brás de Alportel, Faro District
from
£75per night
Holiday home for 10 people, with sauna and pool as well as terrace
4.0
5 reviews
São Gonçalo de Lagos, Faro District
from
£257per night
Holiday home for 7 people, with terrace
4.6
18 reviews
Albufeira, Faro District
from
£81per night
Holiday home for 4 people, with pool and garden
Portimão, Faro District
from
£91per night
Holiday home for 8 people, with pool and terrace
São Brás de Alportel, Faro District
from
£96per night
Holiday home for 6 people, with balcony/terrace
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 90m², 450m to the beach
4.0
13 reviews
Fuseta, Faro District
from
£62per night
Apartment for 2 people, with terrace and pool
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 45m², 550m to the beach
5.0
7 reviews
Lagoa, Faro District
from
£70per night
Villa for 6 people, with terrace and pool
Faro District
from
£117per night
Apartment for 4 people, with sauna and pool as well as terrace
4.6
133 reviews
Olhos de Água, Faro District
from
£197per night
Apartment for 4 people, with pool and garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 90m², 3.5km to the beach
5.0
10 reviews
Olhão, Faro District
from
£78per night
Apartment for 6 people, with balcony/terrace
4.9
64 reviews
São Bartolomeu de Messines, Faro District
from
£127per night
Apartment for 4 people, with pool and hot tub as well as balcony
5.0
18 reviews
Fuseta, Faro District
from
£79per night
Apartment for 4 people, with garden and pool
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 42m², 2.4km to the beach
4.9
20 reviews
Lagoa, Faro District
from
£79per night
Villa for 10 people, with garden and pool, with pets
10 pers., 5 bedrooms, 226m², 250m to the beach
Albufeira, Faro District
from
£52per night
Apartment for 3 people, with garden and pool
4.6
41 reviews
Luz, Faro District
from
£84per night
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Highlights in Algarve

  • Cape Saint-Vincent
  • Lagos
  • charming fishing villages
  • Ría Formosa Park
  • Sierra Monchique

Most popular in Algarve

Pool 10,022
Internet 12,126
Pet allowed 1,376
Balcony/Terrace 10,289
TV 12,793
Air condition 10,004
Garden 6,832
Parking 10,287
Washing machine 11,747

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Prices and availability

Prices

June
July
August
September
October
£247
23 May - 30 May
£139 per night
30 May - 06 Jun
£141 per night
06 Jun - 13 Jun
£152 per night
13 Jun - 20 Jun
£161 per night
20 Jun - 27 Jun
£166 per night
27 Jun - 04 Jul
£177 per night
04 Jul - 11 Jul
£197 per night
11 Jul - 18 Jul
£216 per night
18 Jul - 25 Jul
£230 per night
25 Jul - 01 Aug
£232 per night
01 Aug - 08 Aug
£235 per night
08 Aug - 15 Aug
£244 per night
15 Aug - 22 Aug
£247 per night
22 Aug - 29 Aug
£244 per night
29 Aug - 05 Sep
£232 per night
05 Sep - 12 Sep
£205 per night
12 Sep - 19 Sep
£185 per night
19 Sep - 26 Sep
£173 per night
26 Sep - 03 Oct
£172 per night
03 Oct - 10 Oct
£158 per night
10 Oct - 17 Oct
£153 per night
17 Oct - 24 Oct
£166 per night
24 Oct - 31 Oct
£163 per night
31 Oct - 07 Nov
£151 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

June
July
August
September
October
71 %
23 May - 30 May
63 %
30 May - 06 Jun
62 %
06 Jun - 13 Jun
63 %
13 Jun - 20 Jun
61 %
20 Jun - 27 Jun
59 %
27 Jun - 04 Jul
55 %
04 Jul - 11 Jul
50 %
11 Jul - 18 Jul
47 %
18 Jul - 25 Jul
43 %
25 Jul - 01 Aug
42 %
01 Aug - 08 Aug
36 %
08 Aug - 15 Aug
35 %
15 Aug - 22 Aug
37 %
22 Aug - 29 Aug
44 %
29 Aug - 05 Sep
51 %
05 Sep - 12 Sep
54 %
12 Sep - 19 Sep
56 %
19 Sep - 26 Sep
60 %
26 Sep - 03 Oct
61 %
03 Oct - 10 Oct
65 %
10 Oct - 17 Oct
67 %
17 Oct - 24 Oct
68 %
24 Oct - 31 Oct
71 %
31 Oct - 07 Nov
68 %
Percentage of available lettings

Holiday rentals and lettings in the Algarve

Holiday rentals with sea view in the Algarve

The Algarve is a stunning coastal region in the south of Portugal with idyllic, fine sand beaches and rugged sea cliffs sculpted over time that sharply contrast with vast natural areas. Best of all, it’s a veritable paradise for beach goers, surfers, families, golfers and gourmets, but a surprisingly affordable one! Thinking about where to stay in the Algarve? Can’t decide between the wild, unspoilt nature of Cape Saint-Vincent and an idyllic beach in Lagos? You have an overwhelming range of holiday rentals and lettings to choose from in the dozens of picturesque towns and charming fishing villages that dot this beautiful coast. They become very crowded in the summer months, so if it’s peace and quiet you crave, you can also easily get off the beaten track. Either way, the Algarve is well worth a visit at least once in a lifetime!

Luxury rentals with scenic views

An ideal destination for couples, families and groups of friends. Choose from fully equipped beachside apartments in magnificent residential estates and luxury villas with private garden and pool, especially in Lagos, Portimao, Faro, Tavira and Albufeira. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or sunset cocktails on your own terrace with fabulous scenic views. Or perhaps you’d prefer to relax and unwind in your own jacuzzi and sauna. Fancy yourself an explorer? In the Algarve, new adventures and experiences for all tastes are guaranteed!

Holidays in the Algarve

The area and getting around

Sculpted sea cliffs and idyllic beaches

The spectacular Algarve region in the south of Portugal stretches along 150 kilometres of rugged coastline that extends from Tavira, on the eastern end of the Algarve (just 2 hours away from Seville), and ends at Cape Saint-Vincent at the westernmost tip. Its endless fine sand beaches, rocky coves protected by towering sea cliffs and picturesque fishing villages guarantee visitors an unforgettable experience for years to come. Did you know that two oceans converge here? Its shores are washed by the Atlantic Ocean from the south and the Mediterranean Ocean from the east. It is also very well connected by air, road and rail. The airport is located in Faro, the capital, which receives all the flights to the Algarve region. You can also move around by bus, train and even taxi, but if you’re keen to explore some of the harder-to-reach villages, your best option is by car. But wherever your travels take you, Southern Portugal is an idyllic destination for sun and nature-lovers alike seeking solitude or adventure!

Travellers and related activities

The Algarve, a traveller’s dream destination

Sun and surf-lovers will be at home in large beaches like Meia Praia in the ancient maritime town of Lagos, which is perfect for swimming and windsurfing. Lagos is also famous for its golf courses, some of which are designed by high-ranking players such Nick Faldo or Severiano Ballesteros, chosen as the Best European Golf Destination by the World Travel Awards! You can also sign up for a windsurfing course in Sagres, a small harbour town with impressive sea cliffs and gorgeous beaches where Prince Henry the Navigator set up his legendary nautical school in the 15th century. If you’d like a close-up view of the natural rock arches and grottoes, there are many boat operators that run tours in the area. Or maybe you’d prefer to wander down narrow cobblestone-paved streets lined with lush bougainvillea bushes in the historic quarter of the lovely city of Tavira. Looking for adventure? Go on a scuba diving excursion. When the sun sets, go nightclubbing along the Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro, also known as “The Strip”, in Albufeira, a paradise for party-goers.

The Algarve, a food-lovers’ paradise

When it comes to cuisine, the simple yet intense Portuguese gastronomy pleasantly surprises visitors to the Algarve. Delicious, fresh seafood is available daily and traditional dishes are garnished with figs, olives, almonds, mangoes and pomegranates. So treat your taste buds to the local delicacies... there’s a vast number of restaurants and beachfront bars to choose from for open-air dining! Algarve wine is another attraction in its own right, as there are 200,000 square kilometres of vineyards!

The Algarve’s Ocean Revival Project is the largest underwater artificial reef in the world, created by sinking four Portuguese Navy warships!

Top 5 travel tips

1. Ría Formosa Nature Park, home to thousands of birds

Go on a bird-watching tour from Faro to Ría Formosa Nature Park, considered the second most important wetland for birds in Portugal. Discover the labyrinth of fresh and saltwater lagoons, ponds, sand and mud banks, dunes, lakes and pine woods. Thousands of birds nest in its 180 square kilometres of ochre-coloured rock formations, whose arches and caverns have been sculpted over thousands of years.

2. Tavira, gem of the Algarve

A major port city until the 17th century, Tavira is located at the easternmost tip of the Algarve, where the Gilão River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The river can be crossed by a beautiful Romanesque bridge and the riverbanks are lined with 18th century mansions, giving it an aura of old-world charm. Among its many historical treasures, it has dozens of historic churches, such as Santa Maria do Castelo, which dates back to the 13th century.

3. The magic of Silves

A visit to the inland city of Silves, located northeast of Portimão, will give you a glimpse into Portugal’s cultural past. The city, situated on the banks of the navigable Arcade River, was once the Moorish capital of the Algarve until conquered by Christians in 1249. Discover its red sandstone hilltop castle, Castelo dos Mouros, and walk along crenellated battlements while enjoying panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside.

4. Cape Saint-Vincent, westernmost tip of Europe

The most southwesterly headland of Europe, Cabo de São Vicente boasts an iconic red lighthouse originally built in 1515 and impressive sea cliffs. Watch a spectacular sunset from their lofty heights or sun bake on its picturesque beaches. Heading east towards the town of Sagres you will also find many traditional ceramic workshops and stores where you can pick up a souvenir or two!

5. Hiking in Sierra Monchique

A natural haven of peace, the Sierra Monchique mountain range, covered by lush vegetation, offers beautiful hiking trails with breathtaking views over the landscape. Climb up to the lookout on the summit of Pico da Fóia, at an altitude of 902 metres, or take a small detour to the spa of Caldas de Monchique. The Romans built baths here to use natural spring waters for curative treatments!

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about holiday rentals in Algarve

What is the average price for holiday lettings in Algarve?

Based on an average annual cost of £135.49 per night, Algarve is the region in Portugal which offers the highest prices.

What time of year offers, on average, the best holiday rental prices in Algarve?

If you want to make the most of your money, the most affordable months to visit Algarve are March (£89.85 the average price per night for accommodation), February (£96.95), and November (£104.57).

When does the price of holiday rentals in Algarve go up the most?

When it comes to looking for a holiday letting in Algarve, the most expesnive months are, in descending order, August, July and September with average prices per night of £255.79, £198.12, and £164.42, respectively.

Do I need to plan a trip to Algarve well in advance?

In order to not have problems finding accommodation in Algarve we recommend you to be proactive, as 57% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.

When are more holiday lettings available?

The most available months, on average, are March (with an availability of 59.8%) November (57%), and February (52.5%), according to the trends observed in 2019.

Which months is it more difficult to find available rentals?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 12% of properties were available on average in 2019). Followed by July (21.5%), and September (31.5%).

How many holiday lettings does Holidu have in Algarve?

We have grouped together the holiday rentals and lettings from 73 different partners in Algarve, so we can offer you around 19000 properties. You're going to have a hard time choosing!

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