A holiday to the Algarve, the western-most part of Europe, has long been popular with holidaymakers keen to enjoy some sun, sand and sea in the relaxing and safe boundaries of Portugal.
Superb beaches, turquoise sea, manicured golf courses and the leisurely Portuguese pace of life have established Portugal’s west coast as an ever popular package holiday destination for cheap flights to the Algarve
With warm, sunny winters and very hot summers, this 100-mile southern coast of Portugal is a great escape for holidays to Algarve practically any time of year.
At the heart of the region, Carvoeiro is a fantastic holiday destination, with beautiful golden beach to relax on in the sun, a picturesque town and plenty of entertainment for that ‘fiesta feeling’.
The Algarve Carnival is a popular event in the region, which is held each year to celebrate Mardi Gras. This big festival attracts large crowds from around the world who are keen to witness the large Brazilian-style carnival, which has been running for well over 100 years. The main fiesta is in Loule, where the carnival originates, but there are parties held throughout the region during these dates. It dates back to the celebration of the beginning of Lent and `Carnevale` literally translates as `to put away the meat`. Restaurants in the area serve plenty of seafood and other local delicacies and the streets are decorated in colourful fashion and animated floats parade through the streets to encourage the party atmosphere.
Most of the streets in the Algarve will be filled with singing and laughter, with plenty of live music and dancing. Many of the boat owners even decorate their boats in lively fashion to join in the region’s celebrations.