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Apartment for 6 people, with garden and pool
5.0
3 reviews
Portimão, Faro District
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$88per night
Villa for 8 people, with garden and pool
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,368ft², 250yd to the beach
4.0
6 reviews
Guia, Faro District
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$236per night
Villa for 8 people, with garden and pool
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 37,544,484ft², 2.1mi to the beach
4.6
1 review
Alvor, Faro District
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$636per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with pool and terrace
Albufeira, Faro District
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$223per night
Villa for 10 people, with garden and pool
4.8
30 reviews
Guia, Faro District
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$194per night
Apartment for 4 people, with balcony
4.2
5 reviews
Quarteira, Faro District
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$50per night
Vacation house for 4 people, with garden
Armação de Pera, Faro District
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$69per night
Apartment for 4 people, with balcony
5.0
11 reviews
Albufeira, Faro District
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$43per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with pool and garden
Albufeira, Faro District
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$177per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with garden and pool
4.5
13 reviews
Alvor, Faro District
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$149per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with pool and balcony
São Brás de Alportel, Faro District
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$116per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with garden
São Gonçalo de Lagos, Faro District
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$216per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with pool and garden
5.0
11 reviews
Faro District
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$113per night
Apartment for 2 people, with garden and pool
Praia de Faro, Faro District
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$232per night
Villa for 6 people, with pool and garden, child-friendly
4.7
13 reviews
Aldeia das Açoteias, Faro District
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$102per night
Apartment for 4 people, with balcony, with pets
4.2
10 reviews
Quarteira, Faro District
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$50per night
Villa for 6 people, with garden and pool
Luz, Costa Vicentina
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$156per night
Villa for 4 people, with garden and pool
4.0
1 review
Lagos, Faro District
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$124per night
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Highlights in Algarve

  • Highlights Algarve
  • Worth a trip all year round
  • Wild romantic bays
  • Excellent specialities from the sea
  • Paradise for active holidaymakers

Most popular in Algarve

Pool 10,335
Internet 12,657
Pet allowed 1,394
Balcony/Terrace 10,932
TV 13,360
Air conditioning 10,360
Garden 7,228
Parking 10,957
Washing machine 12,283

Prices and availability

Prices

April
May
June
July
August
September
$244
Mar 28 - Apr 04
$114 per night
Apr 04 - Apr 11
$123 per night
Apr 11 - Apr 18
$131 per night
Apr 18 - Apr 25
$132 per night
Apr 25 - May 02
$134 per night
May 02 - May 09
$138 per night
May 09 - May 16
$138 per night
May 16 - May 23
$137 per night
May 23 - May 30
$139 per night
May 30 - Jun 06
$143 per night
Jun 06 - Jun 13
$153 per night
Jun 13 - Jun 20
$160 per night
Jun 20 - Jun 27
$165 per night
Jun 27 - Jul 04
$176 per night
Jul 04 - Jul 11
$195 per night
Jul 11 - Jul 18
$214 per night
Jul 18 - Jul 25
$230 per night
Jul 25 - Aug 01
$234 per night
Aug 01 - Aug 08
$234 per night
Aug 08 - Aug 15
$241 per night
Aug 15 - Aug 22
$244 per night
Aug 22 - Aug 29
$239 per night
Aug 29 - Sep 05
$223 per night
Sep 05 - Sep 12
$197 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

April
May
June
July
August
September
62 %
Mar 28 - Apr 04
55 %
Apr 04 - Apr 11
54 %
Apr 11 - Apr 18
54 %
Apr 18 - Apr 25
61 %
Apr 25 - May 02
60 %
May 02 - May 09
62 %
May 09 - May 16
62 %
May 16 - May 23
59 %
May 23 - May 30
55 %
May 30 - Jun 06
55 %
Jun 06 - Jun 13
54 %
Jun 13 - Jun 20
54 %
Jun 20 - Jun 27
51 %
Jun 27 - Jul 04
49 %
Jul 04 - Jul 11
42 %
Jul 11 - Jul 18
40 %
Jul 18 - Jul 25
38 %
Jul 25 - Aug 01
39 %
Aug 01 - Aug 08
34 %
Aug 08 - Aug 15
34 %
Aug 15 - Aug 22
37 %
Aug 22 - Aug 29
46 %
Aug 29 - Sep 05
53 %
Sep 05 - Sep 12
55 %
Percentage of available rentals

Apartments in the Algarve

Quiet street in Lagos at the Algarve
Quiet street in Lagos at the Algarve
Holidays on the Atlantic Ocean

If you are looking for a dreamlike situated vacation rental or a modern furnished holiday apartment in the Algarve, you will find it especially in the numerous places along the wildly romantic old antique coast. The offer is particularly large in larger cities such as Tavira, Faro, Albufeira, Portimão and Lagos. There you will benefit not only from the immediate proximity to the picturesque beaches and rocky coves, but also from the shopping opportunities and restaurants that you will find within walking distance. Smaller coastal towns such as Carvoeiro, Quarteira or Praia de Cacela Velha, on the other hand, are somewhat more tranquil. An insider tip at the southwestern tip of the Algarve is the picturesque town of Sagres, which lies somewhat away from the tourist strongholds in the east.

A vacation rental in the picturesque hinterland

For those who want to experience the special flair of the Algarve around sun, siesta and saudade as originally as possible, a vacation rental or apartment in the hinterland is exactly the right thing. Already on the rock plateaus behind the coast, cosy places like Moncarapacho, Benagil, Bodeira or Aljezur lure with well-equipped accommodations, which were built in the typical rustic architectural style of the region. Many of the vacation rentals have their own pool and a spacious plot where you can relax in the shade of pine trees, cork oaks and eucalyptus trees. The Sierra de Monchique is even more tranquil, where you can relax in places such as the historic Silves or in a secluded villa near the great lakes.

Holiday in the Algarve

Travelers and Activities

The Algarve for active holidaymakers

The coasts of Portugal's south, characterised by their monumental cliffs, are a true paradise for water sports enthusiasts of all kinds. While sailors enjoy the constant coastal winds, surfers will find ideal conditions in the floods of the Atlantic to ride on the waves. If, on the other hand, you want to take it easier, you can rent a paddle board on the beach and try your hand at the trendy sport of stand-up paddling. Would you rather actively explore the Algarve with dry feet? Then take the miles of coastal footpaths that take you through picturesque valleys and past rugged cliffs to breathtaking vantage points. Mountain hikes and mountain bike tours in the Monchique Mountains are a little more challenging, but at least as impressive.

Paradise for history lovers

The Algarve has seen many peoples come and go over the millennia. And so holidaymakers interested in history can enjoy the numerous historical sights of the Keltiberians, the Romans, the medieval kings and the time of Arab rule. Particularly worth seeing are the ruins of the Moorish castles in Paderne, Salir and Aljezur as well as the archaeological excavations near Vilamoura. In addition to the necropolis of Alcalar, there are the historic old town of Faro, the archaeological museum in Silves and the Rococo castle Palacio de Estoi.

Things to know

Best travel time

It is not for nothing that the Algarve is considered a paradise for winter refugees from cold Central Europe, as temperatures in the sunniest region of the continent often reach the 20 degree mark in January. Accordingly, booking a vacation rental in the Algarve is just as worthwhile in the winter season from November to February as it is in spring and autumn. The main travel season, however, extends from the summer months of June to September, when mercury rises well above the 30 degree mark and the Atlantic Ocean reaches a refreshing bathing temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. Due to the high demand you should book your apartment or vacation rental as early as possible at this time.

Regular events

The programme of events will begin at the end of January, when numerous local almond blossom festivals will be held. We continue with the traditional Eastern Algarve Wine Festival in March, the Discovery Trips Festival in April and the Islámico Festival in Mértola in May, which turns the city into a dream of 1001 nights. In the summer season, the World Music Festival in Sines (July), the Festival da Sardinha and the medieval festival Feira Medieval in Silves (August), famous throughout Portugal, follow.

The Algarve is the only region in Europe that still bears its Arabic name today. The "Al Gharb" pronounced by Europeans as "Algarve" simply means "west".

Top 5 travel tips

Beach of Albufeira
Beach of Albufeira
A visit to the end of the world

Until the discovery of the New World, the cliffs of Cabo de São Vicente that fell steeply into the Atlantic were considered the end of the world. Visit the southwestern tip of the European mainland from your vacation rental and enjoy the view from the rocky plateau 70 metres above sea level.

Local specialities

The rustic cuisine of the Algarve has produced numerous specialities that you can try in one of the traditional taverns where the locals also eat. First and foremost are the grilled sardines, which land on the plate almost freshly caught. Also highly recommended is the Cataplana seafood stew and the spicy chicken (Frango Piri-Piri).

Breathtaking cliffs at the Ponta de Piedade

This rocky cliff landscape eaten into the shell limestone rocks by the tides of the Atlantic Ocean is a true work of art of nature. Take part in a boat tour and treat yourself to the fascinating sight of the rugged rock needles and the countless caves that run through the rock. As an experienced swimmer you can alternatively explore the caves flooded by seawater on your own.

Excursion to the roof of the Algarve

For mountain hikers as well as for mountain bikers and racing cyclists, a detour to the highest mountain of the region is part of every holiday in the region. The 902 metre high Fóia and its neighbouring peaks not only protect the hinterland from the cool Atlantic winds, but also reward the climb with an unforgettable panoramic view of the Serra de Monchique surrounded by cork oaks, olive trees and orange groves.

Dolphin watching on the Atlantic Ocean

Dolphins only exist in exotic regions? Far from it, because even in the Atlantic off the Portuguese Algarve the friendly sea mammals romp around. Climb on one of the numerous excursion boats and with a little luck get up close and personal with Flipper and his friends. But don't forget your camera.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about vacation rentals in the Algarve

How much do you pay on average for vacation rentals in the Algarve?

Algarve is the most exclusive region in Portugal, with a price that reaches $136.21 on average per night.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in the Algarve?

If you would like to save the maximum during your visit to the Algarve, pack your bags and travel there in March ($90.28 per night on average), February ($102.59), or November ($104.57), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in the Algarve?

In 2019, the month that offered the highest average prices in Algarve was August, with an average price of $255.79 per night. This was followed by July, with an average of $198.12, and September, with $164.42.

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in the Algarve?

It's worthwhile if you can book your stay in plenty of time when visiting the Algarve, as only 43% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.

What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?

The months that offer the most accommodation options are, on average, March (with an availability of 59.5%), November (57%), and May (51.25%), according to the trends observed in 2019.

When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in the Algarve?

The months with the lowest properties available in the Algarve are, in order, August, July, and September with respective average availability figures of 12%, 21.5%, and 31.5%, based on data collected in 2019.

How many vacation rentals does Holidu have in the Algarve?

In the Algarve we have an extensive catalogue of around 20000 properties, with options for all tastes, thanks to our 75 local and international providers.

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