The Algarve is located at the southernmost tip of mainland Portugal, home to hot summers, mild winters, an astounding shoreline, and a great balance of urban life with beautiful natural scenery.
With almost 10 million visitors annually, the hotel business is booming – but for those who want to experience a little more of the Algarve without paying inflated hotel room rates, or dealing with the resort tourist crowds during peak season – there is another option.
Villas in the Algarve are often newly built, naturally cool in the summer with air conditioning for all seasons. They embody a typical whitewashed villa, with a few luxuries to boot. You can choose from villas of all kinds and sizes; beachfront, city, or countryside. Better yet, these Algarve holiday villa are available, great value, and a wise investment.
The Algarve region is both beautiful and comfortable, full of attractions, activities, and entertainment. Wherever you are in the area, you are sure to be close to a selection of towns and cities that would satisfy any kind of visitor. Whether you are considering Portugal for business or pleasure, as a family villa or quiet couples getaway – The Algarve holds a stunning selection of villas for sale or algarve villas to rent that will answer your call.
About The Area
The Algarve is home to some of the best amenities in Portugal – with the highest quality of life score in the country, and excellent land, air and sea access. The Algarve is a choice destination over the summer months and so has grown in tandem with great restaurants, entertainment venues, sporting facilities and points of interest.
As well as it’s modern appeal, the villa in Algarve are set in between the picturesque cliffs and shorelines that characterise the region, and the grassy valleys and quiet castle towns that lie just inland. Wherever you choose to reside in the area, there is likely to be a charming town just a stones throw away. While the region is home to the large cosmopolitan city of Faro, it also boasts the towns of Lagos, Monchique, Tavira, and Sagres – all of which hold their own appeal and personality.
If the provincial streets of The Algarve aren’t enough to satisfy you over summer, a visit to Faro is sure to meet any further demands you may have; spend a day shopping, sightseeing or simply exploring. The city has everything a visitor could need, including an enchanting medieval quarter and a great collection of museums, malls, markets and more. However, you may not need to wander as far as Faro to enjoy a great night out. Clubs, bars, and restaurants are close at hand all over The Algarve, and an evening hotspot is guaranteed to be just a short walk or drive from your Algarve holiday villa.
Things To Do
While you will be spoilt for choice with beautiful beaches, natural bays, and stretches of golden sand that look out on to turquoise waves and towards the shores of Africa, those who tire of the beach will not be bored by The Algarve.
The classic tourist hotspots include the historical destinations of Cidade Velha and Castelo both of which hark back to another era and speak of Portugal’s long and colourful history. The lookout points of Fortaleza de Sagres and Cabo De São show off some of the areas most breathtaking views, swoon-worthy at sunrise and sunset in particular. Canoe around the enchanting caves of Ponta da Piedade (Fisherman’s Grotto), or stop off at the unlikely destination of Novacortica – a cork processing plant that has opened its doors to visitors – all of whom rave about their visit!
A large number of visitors and villa owners in The Algarve have a shared interest in one particular activity – Golf. The lawns and clubs in the region are second to none – with a staggering choice of green destinations it really is a putters paradise.
With the miles of gleaming coastline and beautiful riverside spots, water sports may go without saying here, but the choice of activities really is fantastic. The Algarve coast is home to excellent diving destinations, schools of dolphins, and water based fun for all ages and abilities.
Water parks, theme parks and zoos are all on the list, and the region hosts a great number of events and festivals that blend beautifully into the busy night life.
Algarve Villas to Rent
Buying, renting, or time-sharing villas in the Algarve is becoming increasingly popular, and for good reasons – of which avoiding the brash resorts and inflated hotel prices is just one. While villas are an excellent choice for families and groups who want somewhere private to live and relax, they are also savvy investments as holiday homes and buy to let buildings.
An increasing number of holiday makers are beginning to appreciate the stress-free alternative to hotel stays – self catering, self sufficient, and sun drenched – Algarve villas are an excellent choice for those wishing to save time, money, and hassle.
Many villas come with their own private pools, parking, and appliances – while others can be bought fully furnished and with maintenance included. Larger villas often include garages, games rooms, and gardeners – depending on your contract other maintenance staff may be included too.
If you are considering investing in a villa in Algarve – feel free to contact us for more information. Remember to shop around and see what is on offer in this very competitive property market.