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Holiday houses in the Algarve & holiday apartments in the Algarve

  • Holiday home for max. 2 adults + 2 children on the Azores
    Green islands in the ocean

    Azores | They are actually part of Portugal but are far away from the European continent situated in the middle of the Atlantic. Discover the unique world of the Azores very authentically in a holiday house on one of the islands.

    Per week from USD 309

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    Vacation with your dog

    Portugal | With these holiday houses it is explicitely allowed to bring pets so that your faithful four legged friend can also enjoy a relaxing and eventful holiday.

    Per week from USD 246

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  • Holiday home for max. 6 adults + 3 children in the Algarve
    Make a splash in Portugal

    Portugal | Leap into the cool water whenever you want – regardless of whether that’s after breakfast or in the middle of the night. Your own pool means complete independence on holiday.

    Per week from USD 373

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  • Azores | Green islands in the ocean
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  • Portugal | Vacation with your dog
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  • Portugal | Make a splash in Portugal
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Holiday home vacation at the Algarve

atraveo offers a choice of 1400 holiday apartments and houses in the Algarve region. The most popular holiday regions in the south of Portugal include the three provinces Faro, Albufeira and Portimão. The coast can be divided into the rocky western part and the flatter eastern part whilst the hinterland is characterized mainly by mountain ranges. Many of the houses around the Algarve have a secluded setting with the estates enclosed. They usually have high quality furnished bedrooms and bathrooms as well as an own garden and swimming pool. The beach is generally in close proximity which will put you in the predicament whether to enjoy the sun at the pool or beach.

Steep cliff coast, idyllic bays and wide sandy beaches

... these are the main ingredients that make the Algrave Portugal’s most popular holiday region. Situated on the south western part of the Iberian Peninsula the Algarve impresses with its beautiful landscapes. The western coast which is also called Barlavento stretches from Faro to Cabo de São Vicente near Sagres. Here you can find some holiday houses that are situated right above the distinctive cliff coast. Small bays and beaches can be found at the foot of the up to 50 metre high red and yellow sandstone cliffs. Totally different but not less attractive is the eastern coast Sotavento which stretches from Faro to the Spanish border. Here you will be able to mainly find flat and wide sandy beaches.

Along the coast smaller as well as larger villages and towns string together and entice you to stay a while to visit their marinas, historic old towns, shops and sights. Very nice are especially the main city Faro with its old town and the Arco da Vila, Portimão with its picturesque harbour as well as Lagos and Tavira which both lure with pretty historic old city centres.

Discover the mountainous hinterland from a holiday home

Right behind the Litoral, known as the Algarve’s coastal region, the mountainous Serra de Monchique and the Serra de Calderao tower up from the west and east respectively. The scarce populated Serra de Monchique offers a number of different activities which include climbing or mountain biking within a breathtaking landscape. Worth a visit are also the many small villages in the midst of the mountains or why not take a break at the thermal spa Caldas de Monchique. Behind the mountains you are able to find the equally charming Alentejo with cork oaks that this landscape is known for.

On atraveo you can also find a large choice of holiday domiciles in mountainous regions of the Algarve which are usually less pricy than comparable objects along the coast.

Golf vacation: Tee off at the Atlantic coast

The Algarve with its diverse landscape and all-the-year good climate is not only a very popular travel destination in Europe with “traditional” holiday makers but also with golfers. More than 30 professional golf courses can be found along Portugal’s southern Atlantic coast many of them having a long-standing tradition. Most of the courses have the standard 18 holes and are embedded in a picturesque landscape. From the tee-off you can usually enjoy a great view towards the Atlantic, the spectacular valleys or the hills and mountains of Monchique which form the backdrop of the Algarve coast.

With the plane to a holiday house at the Algarve

It is recommended when coming to the Algarve to travel by plane. There are direct and chartered flights to Faro Airport from all over Europe. An alternative travelling option is via Lisbon where one can take a train or hire a car. Generally it is a sensible idea to opt for a hired car when spending a vacation along the Portuguese south coast. This does not only make it easier to reach your holiday home but also gives you independence whilst on holiday for trips into the mountainous region or along the coast.