Southern Portugal tailor-made holidays
Southern Portugal is the most visited region of Portugal, due in a large part to the Algarve, Portugal's answer to the Mediterranean. This beautiful southern coastline, with a year-round warm climate and white sands is a beach lover's paradise and thousands flock to the resorts along this coast each year in search of the ultimate beach experience.
The Algarve is this and much more, but for those who are prepared to venture beyond the confines of the resorts, the Algarve throws up unexpected landscapes of sand dunes and salt lagoons, alongside small local villages that still retain a sense of Algarve as it used to be before tourism arrived on its shores.
This region is also one of the last places where you stand a chance of seeing the critically endangered Iberian Lynx, once widespread throughout Portugal, Spain and much of Europe, this animal is in decline. In southern Portugal Silves breeding centre is one of the places fighting to save these creatures from extinction.
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This luxury resort is wrapped up in landscaped gardens, white sands and traditional décor. Its excellent spread of amenities range from a beach club and spa to swimming pools, tennis courts and a world-class golf course.
Top itineraries in Southern Portugal
Portugal's pousadas are similar to Spain's famous paradors – a network of state-owned hotels synonymous with the history, culture and traditions of their particular region.
Cycle dramatic coastlines and lush river valleys of the Algarve to uncover the fascinating past of the region’s hidden villages, castle towns and seaside resorts
Combine Portugal's two greatest cities, Porto and Lisbon, with five days relaxing by the beaches of the Algarve. The UNESCO city of Porto has a rich and varied history, seen in everything from its Romanesque cathedral to its neoclassical Stock Exchange.
Top places to stay in Southern Portugal
A dramatic cliff-top location, lush tropical gardens, direct access to a beautiful beach and one of Portugal’s best spas are among the highlights at this luxury Algarve Resort.
The luxurious Vila Vita Parc hotel is considered one of the finest resorts in Portugal's Algarve, with two Michelin-starred dining, a stunning spa and direct beach access among a host of stand-out facilities.
Set on an idyllic cliff top location near the historical town of Lagos in the Algarve, this boutique hotel is a true gem in every sense of the word and offers a refreshing alternative to the larger properties found in this corner of Portugal.
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From wild coastlines and beach curves to mountain peaks and rolling countryside, the charms of the Iberian Peninsula are seemingly endless. To help point you in the right direction our destination experts have put together the following self-drive routes that showcase the best of it all.
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