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Villas in Algarve

The Algarve is renowned for its stunning climate, unlimited leisure facilities and kind-hearted hospitality. Gorgeous beaches line the coast, from secluded coves with amazing cliffs to vast stretches of golden sand, or head for the hills to discover quaint villages, pine forests and vineyards. Acres of lush green golf courses and chic yachting marinas add a cosmopolitan air to a region steeped in tradition and family-oriented culture - making it as warm and welcoming as the year-round sun.

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Algarve - Superb leisure facilities & culinary delights

Our Algarve villas span the southern coast with its long stretches of sand and Atlantic surf. Lively resorts and leisure facilities are in abundance, while quaint villages, historic sights and national parks idle nearby. Opposites truly attract here, so no two days of your holiday need be the same.

  • Algarve Beaches

    The Algarve boasts some of the best beaches in Portugal. Its combination of golden sands and hot weather attracts visitors year after year to this stunning stretch of coastline.

    More than 100 miles of golden sand is on offer for sun-worshippers. Beaches are lapped by the fresh, clear Atlantic Ocean waves – which offer a very cooling dip when the sun gets too hot. The beaches west of Faro are a succession of small coves and sweeping bays, fringed with wonderful rock formations at their most impressive around Lagos.

  • Algarve Shopping

    Two large shopping centres and a retail park can be found in Guia and Faro, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants, cinemas and a ten pin bowling alley.

    Lively markets are held weekly in many resorts and villages with colourful stalls laden with leather shoes, bags, handcrafted ceramics, copper and silver jewellery. Hand woven baskets and decorative tiles can also be found in the region. Local markets are a great way to buy fresh produce, from almonds and olives to oranges.

  • Algarve Attractions

    When you’ve had enough of sun, sand and surf, you can visit one of the Algarve’s many tourist attractions dotted throughout the region. Water parks are an extremely popular way to cool off in the sunshine. An aquatic centre also has live shows and performances by seals, dolphins and parrots.

    Taking the train for an impromptu sightseeing tour is a terrific and inexpensive way to see the countryside. Starting at Lagos, heading inland and stopping at Faro, you’ll get a real taste of Portuguese living.

  • Algarve Activities

    Outdoor sports and leisure activities are in abundance in the Algarve - thanks to its fantastic sunny climate and array of purpose-built facilities. Golfers are literally in paradise with a vast selection of beautiful, challenging and world-class courses to choose from. A wide variety of fishing and boat trips are available from most resorts. Watersports, tennis and fishing are also popular on this coastline – alongside swimming and snorkelling.

    Inland, you’ll discover unspoilt rural countryside perfect for hiking, cycling and horse riding.

  • Algarve Holidays - Points of Interest

    • Visit Zoo-Marine, the sea life centre theme park, to swim with dolphins or enjoy one of the fantastic aquatic shows.

    • For more fun, head to one of four water parks along the coast – Slide and Splash in Lagoa has rides for all ages.

    • Shop for pottery at Porches, a picture-postcard village near to Lagoa.

    • Walk the ramparts of the 12th Century citadel in the ancient Moorish capital Silves.

    • Head into the Monchique mountains and sample the crystal clear waters of an historical Roman spa.

    • Take a boat trip to the rock sculptures and grottoes of Ponta da Piedade in the west, or the Vilamoura marina and sea caves to the east.

    • Watch the sunset at ‘Fim do Mundo’ - Portugal’s own Land's End at Cape St Vincent.

    • Shop until you drop at Forum Algarve shopping centre in Faro or Algarve Shopping in Guia.

    • Visit one of many restaurants in Guia and sample the famous Portuguese dish chicken Piri-Piri or grilled sardines.

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Overall rating
Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 1172 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
1 out of 10


Perth Family and grandchildren
The views
The security of the villa. The general accommodation tired and needs updating.
Confirmed stay: 15 October 2019
Published on: 16 October 2019
10 out of 10


So many restaurants to eat at.
Tried at least 8 different ones and always had a good value and quality meal and welcome.
Having to come home.
Confirmed stay: 14 October 2019
Published on: 17 October 2019
7 out of 10


Glasgow Family (with only pre-school children)
The people, they’re lovely.
I was surprised by how tacky the town centre was
Confirmed stay: 13 October 2019
Published on: 15 October 2019
6 out of 10


Ormskirk UK Couple
Local beaches were excellent.
Very little by way of restaurants/bars local to the villa. Area is rather run down.
Confirmed stay: 13 October 2019
Published on: 14 October 2019
9 out of 10


Southend-on-Sea Friends
First impressions of the Algarve, a lovely quiet area, probably due to the tail end of the season. Local people are very pleasant and the majority understand English to a good standard. Local food is very good value.
Confirmed stay: 13 October 2019
Published on: 14 October 2019
6 out of 10


Sheffield Couple
Food, catered too much for British tastes, could have done with more local cuisine. Never seen so many burger joints and curry houses.
Confirmed stay: 13 October 2019
Published on: 14 October 2019
10 out of 10


Cardiff Family (the eldest child is at school)
Zoo marine and the dolphin show and water rides, the old town (plenty of shops and bars).
The bar a 2 min walk away (can't remember the name) was fantastic too, great food staff very friendly. They also helped with last day facilities as we had a late return flight (stored luggage and allowed us use of their facilities all day)
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 12 October 2019
Published on: 18 October 2019
8 out of 10


fun beeches with cliff walks and beach bars.
Area had restaurants dotted about but few bars. No nightlife other than restaurants but we were out of season. Had to travel to Alberfera
Confirmed stay: 12 October 2019
Published on: 17 October 2019
9 out of 10


Poole Dorset Family but all adults
Most locals were friendly, nice neighbours.
Twice we had taxis that were offered and ordered, one by local supermarket and one local restaurant the Tapas one. And twice we were ripped right of by the taxi fare £10 to literally go round the corner when if we ordered a taxi ourselves it cost half that. A taxi driver told us don’t get in unless he has a meter no meter then he no taxi driver and he will charge what he wants.
Confirmed stay: 12 October 2019
Published on: 17 October 2019
10 out of 10


Aylesbury Couple
Always easy to get around in the Algarve and plenty to do if you want it.
Crazy drunk drivers in the village!! Little disconcerted at having to keep shutters and doors closed all the time especially at the back if you are at the front and vice versa! Prices are rising too.
Confirmed stay: 12 October 2019
Published on: 16 October 2019
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