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Hotels in Algarve, Portugal

Resort, apartment and hotel accommodation in Algarve

Algarve is the southernmost region of continental Portugal and is the most popular tourist destination in the country.  It is also one of the most popular tourist spots in the whole of Europe which is why the local hospitality industry is thriving in the form of hundreds of Algarve hotels, beach resorts, apartments, hostels and many other types of accommodation in Algarve.  With so much competition, the tourist is the one who benefits the most from some of the best prices and value for money in the country.

Algarve beaches and water sports

Whether you plan to spend most of your Algarve holiday in Lagos, Faro or any of the other local districts, you can be sure that water and fun in the sun are on the cards.  There are beaches around every corner and you shouldn't have to look far to find the perfect spot to soak up the sun and enjoy a day in the company of some fresh sea air. There are also a number of islands to visit.

If you prefer some fun below the waves and you are up for an underwater adventure, then a diving trip is a must!  There are a few different companies that offer guided dives and the chance to visit natural reefs, artificial reefs, shipwrecks and other archaeological finds.  The experience can be as enlightening and educational as it is fun.

Other Algarve attractions

Apart from the beaches and water activities, another popular activity in various districts is a trip out to some of the most spectacular lookout points.  Pontal da Carrapateira in Aljezur and Cabo de San Vicente in Sagres are two of the top spots to spend a few hours exploring and enjoying the sea view.

The Camera Obscura (Observation Deck) in Tavira and the clock tower of the Church of St. Sebastian (Igreja de Sao Sebastiao) in Lagos also offer some lovely views of the urban variety.

Another great way to escape the heat and enjoy some quality family time is by making your way to Aquashow Park in Quarteira.  This water park really is something and is home to the largest water roller coaster in Europe!

It would be a good idea to properly research all of the local activities in each city before making your travel plans.  Albufeira has a number of great outdoor activities to offer including jet boating and a variety of activities at the local adventure park.

A walk through Faro's Old Town and a visit to the Fortress at Sagres or the Silves Castle in Silves is ideal for those looking to experience the rich local history and get in touch with the culture.  Of course, if you want to really experience the local culture, the best way to do so is by trying out some of the traditional foods.  You will find plenty of fresh seafood on most menus and, if you are looking for a healthy snack between meals, you simply have to sink your teeth into the juicy local oranges, figs and other delicious fruit.