If you want to escape the uncertainties of the British weather this springtime, what could be better than a holiday in the Algarve? With its splendid resorts, gorgeous beaches, great golf and of course, the most beautiful, warm weather Europe has to offer, this famous region of southern Portugal is a special springtime location. An Algarve holiday in summer is great, but perhaps you will worry that it might get a bit hot for some members of the family. No such worries during the spring! With loads of affordable flights to the regional airport at Faro from a variety of UK airports, it’s never been easier to jet off to the Algarve. So what are you waiting for? Choose your resort, book your flights, your foreign currency and arrange holiday insurance, and look forward to a fabulous springtime getaway.
Armação de Pêra
Many people would say that Armação has one of the finest beaches in the whole of the Algarve. Famous for its stunning cliffs and sun-kissed sands, it is ideal for a family beach holiday. For the history lover, the town boasts an eighteenth-century fort, which was built to protect local people from pirates! Armação is a lovely little town to walk around, with many of its charming little lanes having been pedestrianised. If you like seafood, you’ll be in heaven here; the town boasts a number of excellent seafood restaurants.
Whether you are relaxing on the beautiful beach, enjoying the excellent bars and restaurants in the marina, trying your luck at the casino or simply wandering in the spacious streets taking in the atmosphere, Vilamoura is the perfect resort for a springtime break. Best known, perhaps, for its superb golf courses, it provides many high quality distractions to keep the non-golfers in the family amused while you play the round of your life.
Pronounced “Sa-gresh” (impress the locals with your grasp of this), this town on the southern tip of Portugal is a fascinating place to stay. You’re never far from beaches and golf courses of course, but you will also have the distinction of staying in the place considered to be the very end of the Earth before the days of Vasco da Gama and the great Portuguese ‘conquistadors’. As you take in the stunning Atlantic Ocean views, stretching out to the horizon, it isn’t difficult to imagine why the people of Sagres in centuries gone by believed they were on the edge of the world.