Fun in the Sun in the Algarve
The Algarve has long been known for its gloriously hot summers and bikini-friendly beaches, and as such it's an enormously popular holiday destination that routinely brings happy holidaymakers back to its sun-drenched shores year after year.
If you're after an Algarve holiday, you'll find a wonderful range of holiday experiences to suit virtually every taste and budget imaginable. The Algarve is classic sun, sea and sand territory, so you'll certainly find plenty of family-friendly resorts here. For a bustling vibe and non-stop action, Albufeira is a lively Portuguese town on the Algarve coastline that serves up stacks of golden beaches and watersports. There's plenty to do during the day, whether you love kicking back or going wild on the waves, and by night this popular town really hots up with lashings of bars, pubs and clubs that will keep you going until the early hours.
For something a little more low-key, the Algarve is home to plenty of other resorts like Carvoeiro, which is ideal for taking it easy. Based around a stunning bay with a sheltered stretch of sand, and honey-coloured cliffs that tumble down to the sparkling blue sea, this is a lovely little town with bags of character and the perfect tonic for a relaxing sun-drenched escape.
An Algarve holiday is typically spent around the beach, but for those days when you can bear to tear yourself away from the sands, you'll find plenty of other activities to keep all ages entertained. Golf is a popular sport here, and Portugal's south coast is peppered with nine, eighteen and 27-hole courses of varying levels - perfect for everyone from putters to pros.
Whatever type of Algarve holiday you're looking for, you'll find a fantastic range of escapes through package holiday tour operators like Thomas Cook. Take a look and see for yourself what kind of holiday experience you could have on the Portuguese coast - one thing's for sure, you're bound to have stacks of fun in the sun!