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Portugal’s southernmost region offers a fascinating mix of beaches, golf courses, nature reserves, market towns, fishing villages and Roman ruins.

Castles, golf, watersports, superb cuisine and a pleasant climate draw crowds to the Algarve. Enjoy this tourist-friendly region of Portugal stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to Spain’s western border. Its natural scenery includes breathtaking cliffs, pristine beaches, secluded coves, nature reserves, vineyards and wooded mountains.

The Algarve’s western region is internationally famous for its rocky outcrops and isolated bays. Visit the lively resort towns of Albufeira and Lagos. Investigate the picturesque fishing villages of Burgau and Salema. Go to the region’s southwestern tip to explore the historic peninsula of Sagres. Enjoy great surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing at the villages of Carrapateira and Odeceixe on the wild western coast.

Start your tour of eastern Algarve at Faro, the region’s capital and a former Roman settlement. Enjoy the picturesque gardens and buzzing nightlife in its walled Old Town. Protecting much of Faro’s eastern coast is Parque Natural da Rio Formosa, unspoiled barrier islands with a natural habitat for birds. Experience the traditional Portuguese beach resorts of Cabanas, Fuseta and Tavira.

Inland, the Algarve combines scenic landscapes with history and relaxation. Admire the Roman ruins of Milreu near Estoi and Moorish-influenced architecture at Silves. Wander the quaint streets of Loulé or relax in the thermal spas of Caldas de Monchique. Bike or hike along the Via Algarviana, a 186-mile (300-kilometer) trail that traverses the flower-filled mountains of the Serra de Monchique and Serra do Caldeirão.

The Algarve offers golfers over 35 immaculate courses spread along the region’s 96-mile-long (155-kilometer) coastline.

Delve into the region’s cuisine, which uses fresh local ingredients such as seafood, almonds, grapes, oranges and figs. Sample traditional dishes, including açorda de mariscos, a bread and seafood stew.

Reach the Algarve by flying to Faro Airport. Get around via rented car, bike or an extensive network of public buses. With around 300 days of sunshine per year, the Algarve is a favored year-round destination for everyone from families and honeymooners to food lovers and sports enthusiasts.

Top Hotels in Algarve

Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
5 out of 5
Apartado 65, Marina Vilamoura, Vilamoura
The price is CA $162 per night from Jan 5 to Jan 6

Located in the heart of Vilamoura, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Vilamoura Beach and Vilamoura Marina. Quarteira Beach is 1 mi (1.6 km) ...

4.4/5Excellent! (972 reviews)

"The location of the hotel is perfect, with easy access to the beach and the marina. Our room, which was a decent size, was on the 7th floor with a great view across the marina, and beyond. All the staff, from reception, in the breakfast room, the servers round the pool and those in Puro Beach Bar ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2020

Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
Jupiter Algarve Hotel
Jupiter Algarve Hotel
4 out of 5
Avenida Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Faro
The price is CA $75 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 16

With direct access to the beach, this Portimao hotel is on the riverwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of Rocha Beach, Portimao Marina and Portimao Museum. Portimao ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (512 reviews)

"The staff is friendly and anticipates your needs; the bar serves well executes classic drinks; snacks/bar food are good enough. There is hand sanitizer everywhere and they make people use it; cleanliness is outstanding! The pool is heated. The spa's water circuit is NOT to be missed."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 2, 2020

Jupiter Algarve Hotel
Tivoli Carvoeiro
Tivoli Carvoeiro
5 out of 5
Apartado 1299, Vale Do Covo, Praia do Carvoeiro, Carvoeiro
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This family-friendly Carvoeiro hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Algar Seco Rocks and Carvoeiro Beach. Benagil Beach is 2.4 mi (3.8 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (973 reviews)

"As others have stated the views are indeed magnificent ! In general the bedroom was clean albeit there were a few visible omissions - e.g. shower head limescale; the slipper bag was torn and fingermarks on patio doors/table reqd us to wipe them down. The lady who met us at breakfast went over COVID-19 ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2020

Tivoli Carvoeiro
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Algarve

Balaia Golf Village Resort
Balaia Golf Village Resort
4 out of 5
Sitio da Balaia, Apartado 917, Albufeira
The price is CA $44 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 20

Situated near the beach, this spa aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Oura Beach, Praia dos Alemães and Falesia Beach. Albufeira Old Town Square and Albufeira ...

4.3/5Excellent! (693 reviews)

"The apartment was a decent size for two people for a 2-week stay, we were satisfied with the accommodations. The kitchen has the basics and as long as you did not want to cook gourment meals, it had everything you needed. The property can use some maintenance and repairs (windows pulling away from ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 29, 2020

Balaia Golf Village Resort
Vale da Ribeira Residences
Vale da Ribeira Residences
4 out of 5
Vale da Ribeira Residences, Lote A2, Várzea de Arão, Portimao, Portimão

Situated in a rural location, this villa is within 6 miles (10 km) of Palmares Golf, Lagos Marina and Meia Praia Beach. Discoveries Wax Museum and Alvor Boardwalk ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (36 reviews)

"Fabulous location, very peaceful most of the time. The area around the swimming pool was not managed though, lots of empty plastic bottles, discarded pool toys and inflatables. We tidied the area up twice ourselves. No supervision of young men dive bombing and playing football, smoking shisha etc. ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 13, 2019

Vale da Ribeira Residences
Four Seasons Vilamoura
Four Seasons Vilamoura
4 out of 5
Rua da Holanda, 507, Vilamoura
The price is CA $104 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12

This family-friendly Vilamoura aparthotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Dom Pedro Golf: Pinhal Golf Course, Vilamoura Marina and Vilamoura ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (526 reviews)
Hard to fault!

"Super friendly staff that managed their COVID-19 procedures very well. Room was amazing, pool was awesome and the location perfect. Highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 30, 2020

Four Seasons Vilamoura
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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