15 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Algarve, Portugal - Updated 2023


The Algarve region of Portugal is a tourist’s paradise, with beautiful beaches, stunning scenery and plenty of interesting sites both historical and modern for any visitor to enjoy. With key cities such as Faro, Albufeira and Lagos located here, you won’t be short of places to base yourself during a stay here. You can travel out, from wherever you choose to base yourself and enjoy the above cities as well as picturesque sites such as Cape St.Vincent with its famous lighthouse, and the islands around Ria Formosa. As you will see below, there are also wonderful locations in which to stay, all of which have their own special touches. Check out and book into any of these Airbnb vacation rentals in Algarve, Portugal and you’ll be assured of a great trip.

1. Luxurious garden home with hot tub (from USD 226)

Experience luxury living in a gorgeous space in an upscale neighborhood with a garden and a hot tub for superb relaxation during your summer vacation at Albufeira, Portugal. Grab the chance to stay at a local’s beautiful home big enough for four people, whether it’s small families or a small friend group, Rafael’s home is definitely the better option than a hotel. The spacious monochromatic flat with bohemian touches boasts two bedrooms with a double-sized bed, and two single beds for those with kids on the trip, as well as access to all of its amenities. Airconditioning, Wifi, cable TV, heating, and hot water are accessible, as well as a spacious and decked out kitchen complete with electronic appliances and basic cookware for those who opt to cook meals indoors. However, being in the heart of the city, Rafael’s beautiful home is located near local restaurants, cafes, shops, and other establishments many locals and tourists frequent. Praia da Coelha and Praia Sao Rafael are beaches just 2 km (1.2 miles) from the house for those who wish to go for a morning swim.

Home in Albufeira · ★4.77 · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath
Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal
174 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning in the rooms was excellent and made for a comfortable stay
everything was nicely prepared and we felt totally comfortable
very well maintained with kitchen and other equipment
good equipment in kitchen and the welcome gift is a nice gesture
the house is very aesthetically pleasing with all the conveniences for a comfortable stay
very clean and cozy
clean and comfortable
the house was very clean and nice
everything is perfectly clean and nicely decorated
the house was spotless nicely decorated
rafael was a wonderful host
rafael was a great host
he was very helpful by giving us lots of recommendations
(#backache) rafael himself was a smart host
rafael was the perfect host
the location is great
it is really close to beautiful beaches
little but really cute beaches are in walking distance from the apartment
it's pretty close to several very pretty beaches
catching the bus to old town was very easy and convenient
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2. Charming house with a swimming pool (from USD 172)

Revel in luxury as you spend days at this charming house on your vacation in Algarve. The house comes with one bedroom that has a double bed and one modern bathroom to accommodate not more than two travelers. You are more than welcome to cook your favorite meals in the fully equipped kitchen at any time you want. Feel free to plunge into the swimming pool after a long day outdoors and feel how all the tension melts away. Other amenities include free parking, wireless internet access, and heating.

Home in Alcantarilha · ★4.88 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath
Alcantarilha, Faro, Portugal
180 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice terrace to enjoy your coffee and breakfast
from your balcony you look out over orange groves and there's an excellent swimming pool
the pool the views and the dog neighbors are a joy
great apartment with an amazing pool
a very pleasant clean and very nice place to stay
trendy upscale and perfectly clean - near the town of silves
great hosts with helpful tips
very friendly host and eager to help out
friendly host private space though you share a communal swimming pool
also perfect host that is always there if anything is needed
our host margarida was extremely helpful
great location to explore the surroundings
ideal location to tour the whole of the algarve
we had a great stay at margarida’s place
unique experience in a unique place best airbnb we did
we defenitely recommend this place thank you
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3. Modern apartment with town views in Quarteira (from USD 173)

This modern, functionally-decorated studio apartment is delightfully located and offers rooftop views over the town, including the Vilamoura Marina, which is a mere 10 minutes away on foot. On the Marina, you’ll find excellent bars and restaurants. On the property itself, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a private veranda which is the perfect place to sit and enjoy a quiet moment. A fully refurbished kitchen inside, ideal for cooking an evening meal, gives you the perfect excuse to nip into Vilamoura itself and pick up some groceries.

Rental unit in Quarteira · ★4.76 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath
Quarteira, Faro, Portugal
229 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment really exceeded my expectations and the views from the balcony were stunning
bed was comfortable and air con worked a treat when needed
comfortable and good amenities
amazing apartment with a superb view
the deck is great - really big with couches and a table
the studio was very clean and modern
the studio is immaculately clean and tastefully decorated
everything was extremely clean and in order when i arrived
the apartment is clean and has everything you need
the studio itself was clean modern and furnished to a very high standard
he proved what a great host he was
luis was a great host
luis was a great host
our host luiz was really friendly and helpful
luis was a perfect host
the location is great
cute place quiet and good location
the airbnb is located in a beautiful neighborhood and at 20 minutes walk to the beach
luis' place is excellent it is within walking distance of the marina
fantastic hideaway in a great location
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4. Beachfront apartment with terrace in Quarteira (from USD 245)

Waking up to the waves of the ocean is always a great treat when on a beach vacation. If you find yourself in a beautiful country like Portugal, expect beachfront residences to be everywhere. Travelers who are in Quarteira for a few days can stay at this lovely two-bedroom flat big enough for four people, small groups of family and friends are utmost welcome. The beachfront property also has a terrace for morning coffee or evening wine. The flat has a king-sized bed and two single beds for those with kids on the trip, and are welcome to use all the amenities including air conditioning, cable TV, and Wifi, as well as the kitchen with all the basic cookware electronic appliances needed for basic meal prep. The stunning property is decked with a monochromatic theme maintaining the white and luminous atmosphere throughout all the spaces in the home. Have a pleasant stay at this local’s beachfront apartment and experience beachside living in Algarve like no where else.

Rental unit in Quarteira · ★4.96 · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths
Quarteira, Faro, Portugal
207 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the living room is amazing: palm tree beautiful sandy beach and then blue sea
well equipped kitchen nice views every time in every weather
a huge balcony and free car parking right outside the apartments makes it hassle free
turids apartment was fabulous and the view of the atlantic was beautiful
amazing location stunning views great apartment
so spacious and clean inside
very well equipped and spotlessly clean
the apartment was very clean and easy to access
a wonderful apartment spotlessly clean everything you need available
very clean beach right on the doorstep
rosie checked us very friendly and lots of advice
turid and her son gard were amazing hosts
cheap and great food really friendly people
turid and her son were very helpful and always available for questions
fantastic apartment great host close to absolutely everything highly recommend
really close to everything you need and ideal for a relaxing break
the location is perfect
amazing place and great location
brilliant location on the beach close to shops
a stunning apartment in the best location
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5. Family-friendly garden house with swimming pool (from USD 216)

This cottage surrounded by a beautiful wooded landscape making it a perfect holiday home for three people. This rental with tasteful decorations has a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen area and access to a garden. The swimming pool in the cottage is perfect if you want to take a relaxing dip and just laze off in the afternoon. The availability of children’s books and toys, a cot and a high chair will come in handy for travelers with kids.

Cottage in Quelfes · ★4.85 · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bath
Quelfes, Faro, Portugal
197 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely cast iron wood burner to keep us cozy
we loved staying in honeysuckle cottage exploring the beautiful gardens and relaxing by the pool
you could just stay there and never wonder off with the small kitchen and lovely grounds
we loved the garden the animals (cats chicken etc etc) and the pool
the bed was super comfortable and all the facilities required are at the cottage
the accomodation was pleasant simple and clean thank you angi and veronica
what an amazing place our cabin was comfortable and spotless and had so many beautiful and interesting decorations
friendly people and clean place
jacob&agnieszka are very good hosts
agni and kuba were lovely hosts and went out of their way to make us feel at home
kuba is a great host and very responsive
friendly and very helpful
very accommodating and friendly hosts
great little hideaway location
it is ideal for puppies because they can walk in green areas and live harmoniously with other animals
the villa is close to faro and tavira which has beautiful beaches
we would definitely recommend to others it's a beautiful place
totally recommend this place
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6. Simple, stylish home by the sea (from USD 270)

This house is large enough to accommodate traveling parties of seven or fewer, and it offers them a modern place to stay right by the beach in Faro. Across two floors, you’ll find plenty of space, four bedrooms and an open-plan living area with a kitchen. Ten meters away (30 feet), you’ll find a lagoon, while the sea itself is barely any further away. Right in the heart of the Ria Formosa National Park, this is a perfect house for you if you’re traveling as a family, or just a large group of sporty friends.

Home in Faro · ★4.89 · 4 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths
Faro, Portugal
175 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi is working good and the airco served as heating for us
lovely views from the living room over the lagoon
the beds were very comfortable and aircon was everywhere if you needed it
lovely apartment with great views and best of both parts if faro beach
as well as a fully equipped kitchen and lovely welcome pack
it was very clean and spacious
the villa is beauiful very clean and spaceious
lois and catia were fabulous in their communication and the villa was spacious tasteful and spotless
the house is tastfully furnished and is very clean
house was lovey- very nicely decorated and spotless
the host and his assistant were very helpful
luís is a wonderful host
luis and catia were wonderful hosts
luis is very warm and friendly guy who showed geat care and hospitality
luis is such a nice host he let us arrive earlier the first day
perfect location lagoon and sea
bus ride from airport(for easy car hire/rental) and maybe 20 min from downtown/train station
the location is perfect walk to beach or lagoon
gorgeous house in a gorgeous location
a wonderful location a wonderful house
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7. Spacious room in Faro old town (from USD 96)

This room is one of four in a guest house owned by two hosts who live here. They will ensure that you want for nothing during your stay, and in this room in particular, you will find all the space you need and a double bed offering plenty of comfort. You’ll have full access to an outdoor terrace area including a charcoal grill, and judging by the endlessly positive reviews left by previous guests, the words and facts can’t do justice to how pleasant you can expect your stay to be. You’ll have access to the kitchen to make your own meals, and the chances are that with other guests staying there, you’ll make a few new friends too.

Home in Faro · ★4.95 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 private bath
Faro, Portugal
148 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is well equipped and the terrace is perfect for a drink at sunset and star gazing
the room was very comfortable for our overnight stay
our room was a great size with modern and stylish fixtures and fittings
their house is beautiful and our room had everything we needed
lots of fresh fruit and other food for breakfast and a lovely roof terrace for relaxing
everything was clean and neat
the room was stylish clean and comfortable
the rooms are very clean and there is great attention to detail
the room itself is very stylish clean and cosy
the room was very clean spaceious with a very nice and modern joined bathroom
the hosts was very friendly and helpful
both hosts were helpful and nice
you can expect a very welcoming home with amazing hosts and excellent environment
really nice and helpful hosts
the hosts were available anytime and had great suggestions for activities
the location is super central and you can walk anywhere from there
fantastic location with quick access to restaurants and bars nearby & fairly close to the airport and train station
the location is great everything (old town shopping centers etc
cool place in a very good location
it’s in a great location too
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8. Fully refurbished apartment near Faro Beach (from USD 143)

This stylish apartment is decorated in a purple color palette, and it comes with all the modern conveniences you could wish for, including a flat-screen TV. Located perfectly for trips to the Ria Formosa, there is enough room here for three guests. You’ll also find the Nautical Centre nearby - about 300m or 1000ft - where you can enjoy learning to windsurf, canoeing and other nautical pursuits. All the best sides of Faro are close at hand, and with a fully fitted kitchen, you can enjoy home-cooked meals in the evening.

Rental unit in Faro · ★4.35 · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath
Faro, Portugal
492 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
unbelievable apartment with an amazing view
there is also a few a/c units in the condo which allows for extra comfort
it had everything we needed and especially the sofa in the appartment is so comfortable
a/c worked beautifully and this apartment is literally on the other side of the beach's wall perimeter
the app is very clean and modern
very clean with nice lounge and kitchen space
the house was especially clean and bright
this apt was clean with a large kitchen and comfortable bed
the place is small but stylish and very clean
joao was very helpful
the transfers were also very helpful and efficient
great place & very communicative host
he sent a very helpful welcome note upon booking helping us plan our itinerary prior to arrival
the host or his associates were available to help all the time on the messenger
the location is amazing
the location was amazing
amazing location and extremely accommodating
close to great restaurants and grocery stores as needed
the great location is the best value
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9. Spacious apartment on Faro's beach front (from USD 135)

This four-person apartment is one of the most special locations Faro has to offer, with the beach found less than a minute away on foot. There’s plenty of space here, along with full cooking facilities and all the appliances you need for washing and drying. The furnished balcony is the perfect place to enjoy meals and drinks in the evening, or just take in the splendor of the Algarve coastline. If you’re looking for a relaxing coastal holiday, this is the perfect place to stay.

Rental unit in Faro · ★4.46 · 1 bedroom · 3 beds · 1 bath
Faro, Portugal
539 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi and shops nearby
nice amenities in the kitchen
the view from our apt and the terrace is amazing
nice apartment with outstanding views
even has a rooftop terrace with fantastic views and a table which is perfect for a bbq
the house was super clean and the towels were soft and smelled amazing
the inside of the apartment was clean and spacious
the apartment was very clean and well taken care of
also the place was very clean thanks again perfect place
it was impeccably clean with a beautiful big deck overlooking the ocean
wonderful host with prompt responses
host was exceptionally responsive to any questions throughout stay
joão’s was a great host
our host was quick to respond to our questions which was very helpful as first time airbnb bookers
the hosts were also great with recommendations and helping to get things booked
great location for the value
perfect location to enjoy sea side close to faro airport
the location of the apartment is great
nice location to sleep in the algarve
great location and lovely apartment
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10. Sunny bedroom in central Faro (from USD 76)

This room, large enough for three guests, is ideally set up for you no matter what you’ve come to Faro to do. Should you just wish to relax, you’ll find a TV and fridge in the room. If you want to explore, you’re just 250m (270 yards) away from the local market, and it’s a little over twice as far to get to the city centre and shops of Faro itself. Public transport links are close by too, and as well as having access to a full kitchen, you’ll also be able to enjoy a spacious balcony with all the views it offers.

Rental unit in Faro · ★4.68 · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 private bath
Faro, Portugal
307 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bathroom is standard and was always free for use
great room with an even better bed
nice appartement with lots of light (we stayed in the yellow room) good communication
carlos is very communicative and everything in the room was perfect as described
the bed was very comfortable and the bedroom was presented well
everything was clean and tasteful
clean and fully equipped apartment
nice and clean flat in the city centre
the room is big and clean
everything was clean and the kitchen is well equipped
the host is helpful
thank you carlos :) you're a great host
carlos is a really responsive host
excellent professional and helpful host
carlos was an excellent host
the location was very good
very nice place close to everything
great location easy to find
great location and generally quiet
great cheap place located in the middle of town not far from anything
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11. Bright studio with shared pool access (from USD 87)

This sunny and bright studio located in Lagos can sleep, two people. The rental has a very comfortable queen bed, a bathroom, and a kitchen area. You also have access to a shared swimming pool during your stay here. A bus stop is located nearby giving you enough reasons to explore nearby places of interest with ease. Sports lovers can visit a golf course that can be reached within a short drive. Beautiful beaches, restaurants, cafes, and supermarkets are within walking distance from the studio for those who wish to explore more of the locale.

Rental unit in Lagos · ★4.75 · Studio · 1 bed · 1 bath
Lagos, Faro, Portugal
253 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed very comfortable and the stunning view from balcony
good amenities - from washing machine to ironing board
the apartment has a very beautiful view of the sea
really nice apartment with great view
loved the apartment and the balcony
very clean and comfortable
it was very clean and homey
communication was excellent the apartment was very clean and had everything you need
the place was clean newly done up and spacious
nice and clean
our host was simply amazing
my hosts were thoughtful and responsive
the host paulo welcomed us he was kind and helpful
filip is very nice and helpful host
hosts were very easy to communicate with
nice apartment close to everything
a very well situated studio with a great location
super close to beautiful beaches
grocery stores near by with nice walk to downtown
wonderful stay and perfect location
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12. Beachfront apartment in Faro (from USD 189)

This apartment is a delightful accommodation which will suit holidaying families and groups of friends. Accommodating four people, you’ll have access to the whole flat, which is decorated in bright colors to a nautical theme. Recently renovated, it has a fully-equipped kitchen and you can take your meals out on the covered balcony which offers plenty of space, a wonderful view and some shelter for days when the weather isn’t to your taste. All of that, and you’re right on the beach front, so there’s no delay when you want to swim or sunbathe on the sands.

Rental unit in Faro · ★4.25 · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bath
Faro, Portugal
501 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the sofa bed was comfortable
loving the natural light in all the rooms and the cleaning
the apartment was clean and cosy
there are clean towels and extra sheets for the bed
the place is very clean
the apartment itself is simple and clean
nice clean appartment on the beach
he was a very good host
the manager is responsive to concerns and easy to communicate with
we had some issues at check in but the host was very pro active and professional
privacy helpful host great value for the good price
wonderful property the host was always available and quick to respond and gave us good suggestions for the food
fantastic location and great apartment
great location to faro beach
good location on the beach
great flat in great location
great location apartment was nice
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13. Romantic guest room best for couples in Moncarapacho

This room in a secluded house is the perfect accommodation for couples looking for a getaway, and its location in the agricultural village of Moncarapacho may leave you with some traveling to get to the beaches, but it will provide you with some of the most idyllic scenery to stay among. Visitors will have access to an outdoor kitchenette, a private bathroom, a writing desk and a terraced area where they can sit out to enjoy the peace and quiet, along with good food and a few drinks.

Horta do Cerro Guest Room
Moncarapacho, Faro, Portugal
94 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

14. Beachside room in beautiful Faro

This room, in a house just off the beach in Faro, is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy a coastal break. With views of the sea from an outdoor terrace where you can take your meals or just step out to enjoy the sea air, you’ll appreciate the location. The owner does not promise luxury, and doesn’t charge for it either, but does make clear that when you book into this guest house, you will find everything you need is at your disposal. A comfortable double bed ensures that you will have a pleasant night’s sleep while you are here.

Angimarya Room! With Best seaviews!
Faro, Portugal
485 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice room with beautiful seaview
the room was ultra small the shared amenities like refrigerator are on the step landing
we had the top floor room which included a shared bathroom that was only accessible from the balcony
small simple room but a great value awesome view easy check in
check in is a breeze joao explains everything from wifi to the address is perfect clarity
very clean and comfortable
bathroom is nice and clean
room was quaint and clean
clean comfortable compact quiet & convenient
perfect locality nice and clean rooms great communication with the host
host was very responsive to questions
excellent host and quick responses if i had any questions or needed help
the response time to request was quick and the check in was super easy and accommodating
nelson was a very helpful host like no one else before
good communication with the owner
wonderful place quiet beach close by
great location right on the beautiful beach
easy public transit to central faro
great location right by the airport perfect for early morning flights
fantastic location right next to the airport but also on the beach
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15. Stunning town house with sea views in Olhao

This full house is at your disposal for the duration of your stay, and the tasteful decoration is in keeping with the ornate feel and look of the town of Olhao, which is where you will find it. For those who want to be close to the attractions of Faro but away from the crowds, it’s the perfect place to stay. The house has been fully refurbished, but it has kept its rustic seaside character while adding a great deal of luxury. Check in to this accommodation, and the hostess will ensure that no stone is left unturned to ensure your comfort for the duration of your stay.

The Marmalade House, in the Historical Center
Olhão, Faro District, Portugal
288 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was very relaxing to have breakfast on the balcony and watch the sunset on the rooftop
rooftop and living room is great
otherwise we had a lovely stay in olhao and would recommend staying at tatiana's apartment
beautifully done out with a well equipped kitchen a relaxing lounge and beach equipment
the kitchen and living room area are modern and very well equipped
clean cosy very charming
very clean place highly recommend
we liked the interieur and the very clean spot
the place is very clean and tidy as the description
the apartment was cozzy clean and the kitchen equipment was very
thank you to the hosts for your hospitality
the hosts are lovely and friendly
highly recommend to this great host dave
the welcome basket provided by the host was a nice welcoming touch
the hosts left us a nice basket of locally made products
the location is great with easy walking distance to the shops and restaurants
the location was perfect; shopping touring and site seeing all within walking distance
great location convenient house for exploring the algarve
the location was perfect within easy walking distance of just about everything
great location to explore olhaos inner city
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Spend some time in Algarve

7.1 million people a year pour into Algarve on holiday, while it is becoming an increasingly popular place for Northern Europeans to retire or relocate. From a few moments in any of the places above, you’ll understand exactly why it has become so popular, and you may wish to follow in the footsteps of those who move here to stay. However, if you just want a holiday, Algarve will still be ideal for you - and it has the accommodation to match.

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Antonia Kelly is a freelance writer based in Leicester, UK and she enjoys European travel as well as road trips closer to home. Her favourite domestic destinations include Snowdonia and the Brecon...Read more

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