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Villa for 4 people in Vila do Bispo, with pool and garden
85 reviews
Vila do Bispo, Costa Vicentina
£49per night
Apartment for 6 people in São Gonçalo de Lagos, with garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 75m², 200m to the beach
25 reviews
São Gonçalo de Lagos, Faro District
£61per night
Villa for 20 people in Luz, with garden, with pets
20 pers., 8 bedrooms, 450m to the beach
22 reviews
Luz, Costa Vicentina
£826per night
Apartment for 4 people in Portimão, with terrace
4 pers., 1 bedrooms, 700m to the beach
9 reviews
Portimão, Faro District
£75per night
Country house for 3 people in Europe, with pets
3 pers., 1 bedrooms
44 reviews
Faro District
£44per night
Apartment for 6 people in Armação de Pera
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 200m to the beach
9 reviews
Armação de Pera, Faro District
£52per night
Villa for 2 people in Moncarapacho, with garden and pool
11 reviews
Moncarapacho, Faro District
£94per night
Villa for 16 people in Lagoa, with garden
25 reviews
Lagoa, Faro District
£256per night
Country house for 5 people in Paderne, with garden
5 pers., 3 bedrooms, 9.8km to the beach
6 reviews
Paderne, Faro District
£115per night
Villa for 8 people in Lagoa, with garden and pool
6 reviews
Lagoa, Faro District
£99per night
Apartment for 4 people in Albufeira, with garden and pool
40 reviews
Albufeira, Faro District
£62per night
Apartment for 17 people in Portimão, with garden, with pets
9 reviews
Portimão, Faro District
£73per night
Holiday home for 2 people in Guia, with garden
581 reviews
Guia, Faro District
£44per night
Large holiday home for 6 people in Quarteira, with terrace
15 reviews
Quarteira, Faro District
£74per night
Holiday home for 6 people in Olhos de Água, with garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 400m to the beach
7 reviews
Olhos de Água, Faro District
£89per night
Tent for 4 people in Europe, with garden, with pets
4 pers., 1 bedrooms, 4.9km to the beach
11 reviews
Costa Vicentina
£39per night
Villa for 12 people in Lagoa, with pool and garden, with pets
12 reviews
Lagoa, Faro District
£127per night
Apartment for 2 people in Albufeira, with balcony
2 pers., 1 bedrooms, 50m², 150m to the beach
Albufeira, Faro District
£37per 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 10,472
Internet 12,712
Pet allowed 1,567
Balcony/Terrace 10,609
TV 13,515
Air condition 10,522
Garden 7,628
Parking 11,935
Washing machine 12,311

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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!