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Why Visit The Algarve?

The picturesque Algarve region can be found along Portugal’s Southernmost Coastline. Originally made up of small fishing villages, the region was transformed into a popular holiday destination in the 1960’s. The transformed coastline, well known for its pristine beaches and golf resorts is now lined with restaurants, pubs, hotels, and holiday homes.

The Algarve region is extremely popular with Irish tourists and it’s easy to see why. This picturesque coastal region offers a breath-taking terrain waiting to be explored, along with beautiful beaches where you can soak up the sun. For those looking to fill their day with activities, one can enjoy the numerous golf courses, water and theme parks and historic sightseeing attractions. The nightlife scene varies from resort to resort, however if you are looking to party the night away, then Albufeira is the place for you.

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The Algarve is a suitable holiday destination for families, couples and groups of friends, as it offers beautiful beaches for everyone to enjoy, plenty of family friendly activities, and lively party resorts for the younger generation who are looking to party every night of their holiday.

Flights to Faro operate from Dublin up to 7 days a week, as well as operating from Cork, Shannon and Knock airport with an average flight time of three hours. There are always great holidays to the Algarve from Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Knock.

To learn more about things to do in the Algarve, the best time to go and local info see here.

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Things to do in the Algarve


  • Take a kayak out to the sea and visit the Benagil Caves.
  • Explore the historic old town of Faro.
  • Enjoy the many blue flag beaches.
  • Explore the Atlantic coastline with a snorkeling tour.


Weather you're looking to have a few casual drinks in a bar with live music or party the night away in a night club, the Algarve caters for both.

Dining Out

As the Algarve is a coastal region, it's not surprising to see plenty of restaurants serving fish and seafood dishes. However, as well as traditional Portuguese restaurants the region also has a huge choice of international cuisine to enjoy.

For Families

Children and adults will love a trip to the Algarve’s largest waterpark, Slide and Splash.


The Algarve is home to some of the best beaches in the world, with over one hundred beaches to choose from, eighty-eight of which are established as blue flag beaches.


For an authentic shopping experience, the local gypsy markets are the best place to pick up a souvenir or bag yourself a bargain.

Carnival Festival

The whole country of Portugal celebrates Carnival on Shrove Tuesday, which usually falls at the end of February or early March. During this festival you will find parades, street parties, live music, dancing, and an overall lively atmosphere.

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Best Time to Go

Anytime between the months of April and October is a great time to visit the Algarve. However, if you want to maximise your time in the sun and experience the hottest weather, the summer months are the best time to visit when the region experiences up to 12 hours of sunlight a day and temperatures reach as high as 35 degrees.

Local Info


Euro is the currency used in all of Portugal.

Time Zone 

There is no time difference between Ireland and the Algarve.

Getting around

The Algarve region has a well linked bus and train transport system, making it easy to get around. Taxis are also widely available and are relatively cheap. However, if you want to explore the entire region or outside the Algarve region, car hire would be recommended.