Trip to Algarve

Occupying the southern part of mainland Portugal, Algarve comprises of cities like Faro, Albufeira, Lagoa, Lagos, Loul�, Olh�o, Silves, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo Ant�nio, among others, just to name a few. Offering every traveler a unique touring experience, a trip to Algarve is strictly recommended for all those traveling to Portugal. One of the most lively regions of the country, all cities in Algarve are brimming with life and is favored by Americans and Europeans, for not only its snug climate but also for its warm and welcoming community. Together, with its lush golf courses, beaches, adventure sports, a holiday trip to Algarve can be a sheer delight for any traveling buff.

Although the entire mainland Portugal has an attractive climate with long hot summers and mild pleasant winters, it is comparatively colder in this part of Algarve. So it is advisable to avoid the months of January-March, when the northern parts might experience snowing. The best time to visit Algarve is between the months of April-October. Although summers can be pretty hot, it is the ideal time to enjoy some nice beach sports or a perfect sun-tan.

As in case of commuting, travelers can be feel secured, while traveling between the cities of Algarve. The chief international airport of this region is at Faro, where there are umpteen international flights to Portugal. Apart from the Faro International Airport, there are a number of small airports where tourists can fly down. If you are on a hurry, and also feeling a little jittery, you can always seek assistance from either the private or state run tour agencies, who not only arrange for budget accommodation in Algarve, but will also take car of your sightseeing.

Since the transportation in Algarve is restricted, it is advisable to take car rentals from the leading cities, so that you can roam about Algarve with ease. Do not forget to carry the national currency, which is Euros while you are making a trip to Algarve. In case you are not, you can always get an exchange from the Bureau De Change, at one of the currency exchange machines in the streets. In case of accommodation, Algarve has a wide option starting from luxury hotels to budget youth hostels. Some of the leading hotels in Algarve include Grande Real Santa Eul�lia Hotel, Sheraton Algarve & Pine Cliffs Resort and Hotel Pestana Alvor Praia, just to name some.

Some of the most preferred activities, while on a trip to Algarve would include skiing, hiking, fishing, scuba diving and enjoying a good bath in the sea, among others.