Algarve is undoubtedly the most popular beach resort in Portugal. It is located right at the southern tip of the country and extends from the border of Spain to the west coast of Portugal
The resort of Vilamoura has a choice of beautiful rental vacation homes from the luxurious the economical making it the ideal vacation location for everyone. The Algarve is famous for its amazing championship golf courses, stunning sandy beaches, and quaint historical towns. All of the towns offer a myriad of fantastic vacation properties.
Even though many visit Algarve for its excellent selection of golf courses, there is so more to do in the Algarve than play golf and relax around your rental villa. Deep sea fishing trips and sightseeing boat trips depart often from Alvor and provide excellent fishing opportunities for the avid fisherman. The Parque Zoologico de Leon is a delightful day trip for the young and the young at heart.
Take a trip to the town of Loule about 20 minutes from your vacation home, and enjoy the local gastronomical delights and weekly craft market. It is fun for the whole family, and you can find locally made clothes or homemade goodies. Silves Castle is also another interesting day tip and a good opportunity to learn a little about Portuguese history.
Many people staying in vacation homes in Algarve will opt to dine in their rental home. However, if you prefer trying a local restaurant you will find no shortage of excellent ones close to your vacation home. Piri Piri chicken is one of the most famous dishes to come out of Portugal. Located in Sao Bras is Chicken and Chips one of the best places to try Piri Piri chicken a local delicacy.
Many beautiful beaches are within easy commute from your vacation home. Sun bathe at Faro a breathtakingly beautiful beach that is not too far from the airport. If your beach rental is in Albufeira, then there is a perfect beach there. Take a trip to the small quaint fishing village of Lagos, the ocean is choppy but the scenery is spectacular.