The Algarve is famous for its stunning beaches, picturesque fishing towns, outdoor activities, golf and lots more. And, of course, there's the glorious weather.  With over 3000 hours of sunshine every year and very low rainfall, it's the perfect holiday destination in both Winter and Summer. And it's just 2 hours from Dublin airport, with daily flights throughout Winter. See our Algarve Winter Sun Specials from €169 or call 01 804 7150.

Sun & Beach

Fine, white sand beaches are a hallmark of the Algarve. Some beaches, stretch as far as the eye can see, others are nestled in coves surrounded by golden cliffs. The seas are usually aqua blue and the waters nearly always calm and warm. And while some beaches are well-known, others are virtually unexplored.

Surfing & Watersports

The Algarve has almost 200km of coastline and is world renowned as a surfing hotspot, 365 days a year. Other popular water sports to get the adrenaline racing include bodyboarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing. Boat trips to see dolphins and visit the spectacular grottos and rock formations of Lagos are also very popular.

Family Activities

The Algarve is home to some of Europe's most family-focussed hotels and there are numerous activities for children, both indoors and outdoors.  Visit the theme parks and aqua parks, learn new water sports, follow in the footprints of dinosaurs, watch dolphins and whales and lots more. And with its mild year-round climate, the Algarve's a friendly destination in both Winter and Summer.


The Algarve is regarded as one of the best golfing destinations in the world. With over 40 courses across the Algarve, many designed by top professionals, the region is a golfer's paradise. The courses are located across the region - some by the beach, others inland, some flat, others hilly and nearly all with stunning views and top-class facilities.

Cycling & Walking

The Algarve has a vast network of routes and trails for cyclists and walkers of all fitness levels and the mild weather in Winter makes this a great time to experience the great outdoors. The Via Algarvina (Algarve Way) takes you inland through the heart of the Algarve to experience the beautiful countryside and the Vicentine Route starts on the the west coast and winds its way along the spectacular coastline.


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