June in the Algarve, why not?

Things to do in the Algarve

June in the Algarve

Summer is coming up! But not yet. June is the month before the high season starts, so nice temperatures, not too busy beaches….so splash in the sea, chill out at the beach, and drink a nice vinho at one of the many beach bars Algarve and enjoy the lovely sunsets in the Algarve!

If you have not booked your ticket yet, skyscanner can help you with the best deal for flights. Algarve Housing can help you with a nice holiday villa in the Algarve! We have a few nice last minute deals.

Top 10 Things to do With Children in the Algarve

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The Algarve is an increasingly popular holiday destination for families, and that is of no surprise. There is an impressive amount of activities in the Algarve that will make any child feel in paradise. And when children feel in paradise, so do their parents. To facilitate your choice, Algarve Housing made a top ten of exciting things to do with children in the Algarve.

Top 10 best things to do with children in the Algarve:

April in the Algarve

orange blossom algarve
orange blossom


I wish I could share smells with you! I just came back of the Silves area, which is famous of the orange orchards, which means this time of the year orange blossom, which means overwhelming nice smells. The scent of orange blossom is indescribable, so you MUST come and experience this. We have some nice spring offers! DO NOT MISS THIS!!! Do not miss April in the Algarve!

Easter in the Algarve

March in the Algarve

March in the Algarve
Flowers in March

March in the Algarve

Although the weather is stormy and rainy, spring is in the air! I have seen the first poppy’s and some other flowers start to bloom, next to the birds giving big live concerts! Lovely! This time of the year is so nice, as temperatures are mild, ideal to explore the Algarve by foot, or bicycle. March is also still low season for the rental market, so take you chance, and rent a nice villa in the Algarve in March! Algarve Housing like to share with you a few things to do in March in the Algarve:

February in the Algarve

February in the Algarve

Carnival algarve

Cannot believe it is already February! Time flies…. February in the Algarve, meaning Carnival in the Algarve. The Portuguese (and Dutch) say Carnaval… plus the orange blossom will start, meaning lovely smells, plus the almond blossom is full on… so nice, nice, nice time of the year!!! Plus Valentine’s day! Take your love for a romantic dinner! Plenty of choice in the Algarve!

Casa Toia, 20% discount, 18 June-15 July

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Covered terrace with view

Casa Toia, a luxury villa in the Algarve, now at 20% discount for the dates: 18 June-15 July.

4 en-suite bed rooms

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En-suite bedroom

Private pool and garden

Private pool
Private pool

Open well equipped kitchen to lounge with wifi and sattelite TV

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Open lounge and kitchen

Casa Gloria, luxury villa in the Algarve, is a great place to spend you holiday in Portugal. Only 20/25 minutes to beaches, 10 minutes drive to historic Silves.

Please contact us for any more details. And information regarding Casa Toia:

Sunny regards from the Algarve


Algarve Housing

Things to do in December in the Algarve

December in the Algarve, Christmas
Christmas in the Algarve

The Algarve is the beautiful southern coastline of Portugal and the region makes for an enjoyable, alternative Christmas holiday destination. The winter months were typically the low tourist season for Algarve but over the last few years the Christmas holiday season has become more popular, as many of the North African winter sun destination have become unsafe due to political instability or terrorism.

The increase of visitors to the Algarve means that there are more hotels and restaurants open and there is a livelier atmosphere in the larger towns, like Albufeira, Vilamoura, Lagos….

Weather in December

December in the Algarve, weather
Weather in December

You can say unpredictable, but mild. It can be sunny during the day, and you can even sunbath, but it can also be rainy and windy!

New Villas In The Algarve To Rent

Just a quick note to inform you we have 2 new villas to rent in the Algarve.

A country style villa that sleeps up to 8, close to Loule, and a modern, contemporary style villa on a hill near Boliqueime that sleeps up to 10 lucky guests!

Viva Vista-Boliquieme

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Viva Vista

Luxury villa, that sleeps up to 10, where you can enjoy your breakfast with magnificent views!

and not only breakfast….

Viva Vista with private pool
Viva Vista with private pool

Ideal place for your holiday in the Algarve, not far from the most gorgeous beaches Algarve and amenities.

Please check out the website page for more information regarding this very luxury villa Algarve. Viva Vista!

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Viva Vista!

Casa Loule, sleeps up to 8, different style villa, farmy style, cosy, in the countryside, but very close to the so famous Golden Triangle where you find the best beaches and golf courses of Europe!

Villa loule
Casa Loule
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Casa Loule Bedroom

More information about availability, prices, pictures you find here!


Algarve housing rent villas in the Algarve, Portugal. Please check our website for more unique villas in the Algarve. You can contact me for any further infomation regarding your ideal villa in the Algarve.

Warm regards,


Algarve Housing


Things to do in July in the Algarve Portugal

July in the Algarve
Beach Party Algarve


Almost July, cannot believe how fast the time files! Summer season started, beaches filling up, sea warming up, almost every night somewhere live music playing… the Algarve is boosting lots of things to do in July in the Algarve, like festivals and partys  For every ones tast there is something, if you want to party till dawn on the beach or enjoy and relax with jazz and classical outdoor music events. Combined with nice food and drinks.

Algarve Housing gives you a few option of things to do in July in the Algarve, of the many choices you have.

NEW for rent luxury beach villa!!!!!

Beach villa Algarve
Casa Farol Ferragudo


Algarve Housing is very happy to present a new luxury beach villa in the Algarve.

Details of Casa Farol Ferragudo:

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3, plus extra guest toilet

Air-conditioning throughout

Kitchen: well equipped

Pool: large and private

Outside: private, fenced, well maintained garden. Lounge areas in the shade. Table and chairs in the shade.Ample of sun lounges around the pool.

Furniture: all high quality.

Location: very good! walking distance to very popular Caneiros beach, walking distance to beaches, bars and restaurants. Only 5 minutes drive to picturesque Ferragudo.

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Pool Casa Farol Ferragudo

Ideal for your holiday in sunny Algarve! Just on the market, so lots of availability!


June: 1500 euros per week

July and August: 2200 per week

Book your ideal sunloung NOW at the beach villa Algarve!

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Your sunlounge?

Please contact Algarve Housing for more information regarding this unique beach villa Casa Farol.

Warm regards,


Algarve Housing

New Nice Villas for rent in the Algarve

Algarve Housing has a few new villas for rent on their books, we like to share with you. 3 luxury villas for rent near Lagos, and two nice countryside houses near Silves…

Looking for sun, sea, sand? Relax and enjoy in the Algarve, and book a nice villa in the Algarve! We still have a few weeks available in July and August, of some gorgeous villas villas for rent.  Below a few, but contact me for more availability and prices!

villas for rent
Casa Milton Lagos










Casa Milton

Sleeps: up to10
Bathrooms: 5
Beach: 10 minutes drive
Location: Lagos

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Casa Funchal Lagos










Casa Funchal

Sleeps: max 14
Bathroom: 5
Beach: 10 minutes drive
Location: Lagos

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Casa Cristo









Casa Cristo

Sleeps: up to 10
Bathrooms: 5
Beach: 10 minutes drive
Location: Lagos

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Casa Nelson Silves











Casa Nelson

Sleeps: max 10
Bathrooms: 2
Beach: 25 minutes drive
Location: Silves

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Casa Gloria










Casa Gloria

Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Beach: 15 minutes drive
Location: Silves/Alcantarilha

Algarve Housing has more villas for rent in the Algarve, please contact me for any further details.

Warm regards,


Algarve Housing

Things to do in the Algarve in May

May in the Algarve
Flowers in the Algarve

May in the Algarve

May is a wonderful time to visit the Algarve. The flowers are in full blossom, the climate is wonderful, and it’s just got warm enough to swim in the sea and lounge on the beautiful beaches that can be found all over the region. Algarve Housing like to share with you a few things to do in May in the Algarve.

There are plenty of things to do in the Algarve in May, so whether you are heading there as a family, or with a partner or a group of friends there really is something for everyone. Here is a selection of the best events taking place in the Algarve in May.

May in the Algarve
May in the Algarve

May Day, 1st of May

May Day takes place on the first of May and is a fantastic celebration where you’ll find lots going on all over the region. Here you can join in the fun by heading into the countryside along with the locals and enjoying a picnic lunch in the sunshine. Or, if you prefer to get into the hustle and bustle of it all, then head into the cities for a fiesta style atmosphere where you can enjoy street music, food and dancing.

The May Fair in Azinhal is an event not to miss and if you head to the picturesque village of Azinhal, you can soak up the atmosphere, stroll through the market stalls and sample local foods. In addition to this you’ll find beautiful examples of bobbin lace, basketwork, embroidery, tapestry and weaving of esparto grass – all perfect souvenirs to take home with you and remind you of your memorable trip.

May in the Algarve
Festa da Pinha Algarve

Festa da Pinha- Algarve

Festa da Pinha – this lovely festival celebrates the humble pine cone and takes place on the second of May to commemorate the coming of spring. Here witness men in traditional dress riding proudly through the streets on brightly decorated donkeys. Music is a core part of the festival and you’ll enjoy many bands playing as well as be able to watch the procession of burning torches and an excellent fireworks display.

May in the Algarve
Tavira seafood festival

Tavira sea food festival

“The Gastronomy of the Sea” -is a fun filled festival in Tavira held throughout the month of May where the local restaurants come together to bring you a wealth of culinary delights all inspired by the fresh seafood ingredients on their doorstep!

May in the Algarve
Sandsculpture festival Pera

Sand sculpture Festival- Pera

If you love arts and culture then the international sand sculpture festival at Pêra starts in May  and runs right through until  October. Here you can admire the beautiful sand sculptures created by talented artists. It is in fact known as the largest sand sculpture festival in the world and has been running since 2003!

Sounds of the Atlantic- Ferragudo

Sounds of the Atlantic – For those who love traditional and folk music the Sounds of the Atlantic is a celebration which they will not want to miss. Throughout the whole of May you can enjoy wonderful concerts that take place each night at the Centro de Congressos do Arade in Ferragudo. This is one for the party goers though as music doesn’t usually start until 10pm.

These fantastic events will leave you with lots to do on your holiday in the Algarve in May, so now all that’s left is to remember to bring the sun cream!

This article is brought to you by Algarve Housing, the Algarve villa rental company for better holidays in the Algarve.

Please contact me for any further information.

Warm regards,


Algarve Housing



April in the Algarve?

April in the Algarve
April in the Algarve

Things to do in the Algarve in April

April in the Algarve is when the region starts to get busier ahead of the summer months. The Algarve is a popular destination, and many of the tourist attractions which close down over the winter start to open again during this time.

The weather in the Algarve in April is usually bright and warm, with over 9 hours sunshine a day and very little rainfall. If you are looking for a place where pleasant weather is practically guaranteed during April, then the Algarve is a wise choice. While it may be a while off swimming season, visitors can still enjoy days on the regions stunning beaches, boat trips and water sports, as well as outdoor dining. During the evening the temperatures will drop to around 11 degrees though so it is important to make sure you bring layers to stay warm when the sun goes down.

During April there is plenty to see an d do. Algarve Housing like to share a few not to miss:

9-17 April- Algarve Spa Week

You want to pamper yourself in the Algarve in April?

Do not miss The Algarve Spa Week – 9th to 17th April. This year’s theme is “Spa and Sports”  with great discounts for the areas 5 top spa resorts. A free sports workshops also takes place. For more information visit Algarve Spa Week on Facebook.

April in the Algarve
Festa da Mãe Soberana in Loulé

10 April- Loule

Festa da Mãe Soberana in Loulé 10th April: This wonderful Algarve festival is centered around the “Festa Grande” in honour of Mãe Soberana, the Sovereign Mother. There is a fantastic procession and a wonderful fireworks display at midnight too,

24 April- concert Portimao

Marco Paulo concert which takes place on the 24th April. This fantastic Portuguese singer, is sure to delight and will be playing a  one night only performance at Portimão Arena in western Algarve. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketline.

April in the Algarve

30 April-Flamenco Festival Faro

The Faro Flamenco Festival -on the 30th April – this fantastic celebration delights locals and visitors alike. With wonderful traditional and flamboyant flamenco dancing this is an event not to miss. It is taking place at the Figuras Theatre in Faro and tickets cost 12€.

Zoomarine Albufeira

For family fun there is Zoomarine theme park, which is a sure fire hit for all the family where children can enjoy an exhilarating afternoon on all the rides, and meeting the various animals such as aquatic birds, and even alligators!

 Zoo Lagos and karting

The Zoo Lagos is another great trip and on a sunny day children and adults alike will enjoy having great fun on the karting tracks in Almancil, Portimão (at the Autodrome) and Olhão.

Waterslide parks

Aqualand is another hugely popular family attraction, and the Algarve in April is just about warm enough to enjoy the outdoor rides and pools. Aqualand is popular with children of all ages and has rides and attractions catering to all, with fun gentle rides for the little ones right up to thrilling white knuckle rides for older children, and grown ups of course!

Golf in the Algarve in April

For the dads the Algarve is hugely attractive due to its celebrated range of golf courses. The most famous is the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course, or “The Penina” which can be found at the Penina Hotel & Golf Resort. It was the very first resort to be built in Portugal and is popular with tourists and locals alike.


Of course if you are looking for a bit of culture than the Algarve will not disappoint. The region boasts a huge number of castles, churches and monuments to visit where visitors can learn about the fascinating history of the area.

Nature and activities

The stunning natural landscape is perfect for those who love a more active holiday in April in the Algarve and the breathtaking scenery will impress those who love lengthy walks and hikes. The Algarve is the perfect place for those who love to explore, and there are many ways you can get out there and enjoy all that the region has to offer. Wonderful horseback rides are available through the beautiful landscapes or on the stunning beaches, or you can hire quad bikes to get further afield and explore the more rugged parts of the area.

For adrenaline junkies the good weather means there are plenty of outdoor extreme sports to get involved with and ski diving and coasteering proving particularly popular.

Dolphin watching

Boat trips also are popular in the Algarve in April and shark and dolphin watching trips are a particular highlight. If you don’t fancy having a dip in the sea just yet you could try your hand a kayaking or hire a pedal to get out there onto the water!

April is a fantastic time to visit the Algarve, with the weather heating up and plenty to see and do, whether you are a family looking for a fun April break, or a couple looking for that perfect mix of activities and lounging in the sun, the Algarve has plenty to offer.

This article about Algarve in April is brought to you by Algarve Housing, the villa rental company for better holidays in the Algarve. Please contact me for any further information regarding April in the Algarve or Algarve villa rentals Portugal.

Warm regards,


Algarve Housing

What to do in the Algarve in February?

Carnival Algarve
Carnival Algarve

What to do in the Algarve in February

A visit to the Algarve in February makes for a fantastic holiday. This time of year is considered ‘out of season’ due to the cooler climates and there being no school holidays. However there are many advantages visiting the Algarve in February during these quieter periods.

The weather is still warm and pleasant (around 18-20 degrees) which means you can still enjoy the areas stunning coastline, take walks on the beautiful beaches, go on a boat trip and hike around the area to admire the breath-taking landscapes, flora and fauna that are blossoming at this time of year. Spring flowers are in full bloom so make for a rather spectacular sight, check out the cliffs at Ponta da Piedade in Lagos, for example, for a remarkable rainbow of colors. Last but not least, you can get good bargains on villa rentals! Contact Algarve Housing for more info!

Many visitors also enjoy taking part in water sports in February in the Algarve, where the water is less crowded so it is easy to surf, waterski, body board and swim -if perhaps a little chilly depending on what the temperature is like!

Resorts, towns and villages and the cafe’s restaurants and bars within them do tend to be quieter in February. Some even close out of season so be sure to check before you leave to be certain that you will have everything you require. The good news is that if places are less busy it can seem as though you have the whole place to yourself which is rather lovely, and can expect personalized attention from staff who are warm and welcoming and will be less rushed and stressed than they are in the most popular tourist months. Of course in the cities you can expect everything to be open all year round.

What to do in February in the Algarve?
Carnival Loule Algarve

Carnival in the Algarve

Of course February in the Algarve, you can take part in one of the most anticipated events in the whole of the calendar year, Carnival (Carnaval, or Mardi Gras) falls on the 9th of February this year and is a spectacular celebration, and one which the entire family can enjoy. The festival falls on the weekend leading up to Shrove Tuesday, and is a colorful and friendly street party where music, dancing and stalls of food and drink are all in abundance. Loulé in central Algarve (Portugal) is the most well-known for its Brazilian style Carnival in the Algarve. However if you are holidaying in a different area, or even in a quieter town or village, it is still likely that there will be some sort of celebration taking place.

February in the Algarve
Carnival Algarve

This year the carnival theme is ‘The Great Shipwreck’ so expect many amazing costumes and incredible floats. Friday is kids day and there are plenty of child-friendly activities taking place that children will just love.

February in the Algarve is a fantastic time of year to visit. So if you are looking for a great deal, pleasant weather and plenty of fun, the Algarve could be the perfect choice for you.

Algarve Housing is the villa rental company, for better holidays in the Algarve. Please contact us for more information

Warm regards,


Algarve Housing

January in the Algarve

January in the Algarve
January in the Algarve

January in the Algarve

The stunning Algarve is the perfect holiday destination, and while January in the Algarve may be out of season, there are many reasons why this is a great month to visit. Flights are cheaper and you can get good deals on villas.

With miles and miles of truly breath-taking coastline, bustling cities, pretty towns and villages and plenty of arts, cultural and entertainment activities there is much to see and do here. The Algarve in January really has something for everyone, and whether you are looking for a relaxed family holiday, an active and action packed break, or a place where you can enjoy tourist attractions by day, and bustling bars and clubs at night, the Algarve offers all this and more.

Almond blossom Algarve
Almond blossom Algarve

So what is there to do in the Algarve in January?

While the temperature will drop in the winter months, the sun should still be shining in the Algarve in January. You can expect the temperature to remain around 16-20 degrees in the shade, though temperatures do drop at night so make sure you have layers packed in your suitcase.

Because of the warm climate, there are plenty of fantastic outdoor activities that you can still enjoy if you head to the Algarve at this time. While it may not be warm enough to swim, you can still enjoy the beautiful beaches in the Algarve region, and for a fun day out why not take a boat trip out along the coast? If you are lucky you may even spot a dolphin or two! Other seaside activities that you can enjoy in the Algarve in January are surfing, sailing and many other water sports, or simply take a walk along its edge and admire spectacular views. Families will enjoy one of the theme parks in the region, and you can also take a jeep safari and explore the local countryside and wildlife this way.

January in the Algarve, spring is truly on its way and the spring flowers should be in full bloom, covering the landscape in a rainbow of colour. Check out the cliffs at Ponta da Piedade in Lagos which are stunning at this time of year.

January Events in the Algarve

Jazz in the Algarve
Jazz in the Algarve

Jazz in the Algarve

Jazz in the Cellars
Silves hosts a great programme of live Jazz with wine tasting
  Sat Jan 13th 2018 to Tue Apr 17th 2018

If you enjoy Jazz music, then you’ll not want to miss Silves’ great programme of Jazz in the Cellars.

Between January and April 2018, there will be live Jazz music concerts held in the cellars of various Silves wine producers.

There are eight sessions in all (two per month), the first of which will take place on the second Saturday of January.

Here’s the progarmme:
13th Jan: Low Tech Groove, Quinta João Clara, Alcantarilha
20th Jan: Jazz à Capela,  Convento do Paraíso, Silves.
10th Feb: Chustinatra, Quinta do Francês, Silves.
24th Feb: Power Trio, Quinta do Barradas, Silves
10th Mar: P.L.I.N.T, Quinta do Barranco Longo, Algoz
17th Mar: Badalo Quarteto, Quinta da Vinha, Silves
7th Apr: Alexandre Dahmen Trio, Quinta do Outeiro,Silves
14th Apr: Yanina Mantuano, Quinta da Malaca, Pêra.
All concerts start at 9pm.

If you want to go along you need to reserve a ticket.
The ticket for each session costs 10€, which includes the concert, wine tasting by the producer, voucher to visit the Castle and Municipal Museum of Archeology and a bottle of wine.
What a great deal!

You can reserve tickets one month before the date of each session (over 18s only).

For more information and bookings contact the Tourism office at Silves Câmara – Tel (+351) 282 440 800 or email turismo@cm-silves.pt
OR visit the website.

Sausage Festival Querença

Sausage festival Agarve
Sausage Festival

The Festival of “Chouriças” (sausages), which is otherwise known as the Festival of S. Luís, the patron saint of animals is held in Querença on the 21 January this year. Festivities usually begin with a night of Fado (a traditional evening of music and song). During the day there is a religious procession through the streets followed by more music, sausage tasting and a local auction for the prize sausage or ‘queen chouriça.’


Visiting the Algarve in January may not be a typical beach holiday, but can be lots of fun, and with cheaper flights and holiday deals, and a quieter ambience, January could be the perfect time to visit especially if you like golfing, hiking and other activities.

This article is brought to you by Algarve Housing, the villa rental company for better holidays in the Algarve with unique propertys.

Warm wishes,


Algarve Housing

What to do in the Algarve in November?



Algarve beach in November
Algarve beach in November


The beautiful Algarve is a fantastic place to visit any time of year. If you fancy an out of season holiday you can take advantage of cheaper flights and a quieter time of year. A late autumn holiday can be just the thing to get you refreshed and relaxed in time for the party season, and despite the slightly cooler temperature, the Algarve in November still boasts a wonderful climate, with over 300 days of sunshine each year, so you are still likely to have some pleasant t-shirt weather (around 17-20 degrees in the shade), so do remember to pack a jumper or two to keep you warm during the slightly chillier evenings.

Algarve Housing like to inform you about what is there to do in the Algarve during November. Well there is still plenty going on, and with wonderful landscapes, cozy cafe’s and great places to eat and drink in the evening you are sure to find plenty to keep you entertained. In fact, one of the great benefits of coming to the Algarve in November is that the cafe’s and restaurants will be less busy, they may have shorter opening hours, but friendly staff will have plenty of time to give you a warm, personalized service, and will happily share their knowledge of the area, and give you fantastic tips on must-see places to visit, and things to do.

In November the Algarve starts to blossom with beautiful flora and fauna, and the cooler temperatures make this a perfect time of year to go on long walks, admiring the landscape, spotting wildlife, or heading down to the stunning stretches of coastline where you can laze on the beach, make sandcastles and take a dip in the beautiful aquamarine sea.


Sint Martin Algare
Sint Martin Algare

The wonderful festive markets begin to come to life at this time of year too, so when exploring the local towns you are sure to find these, with stalls selling local products such as arts and crafts and food, which make for lovely souvenirs to take home with you. While you are there make sure you grab a bag of warm roasted chestnuts which will put you in the festive holiday spirit! The 11th of November is in fact Dia da São Martinho – the day of St Martin, and if you happen to be in a busier town, or city such as Faro, the streets will come alive for the celebration where roast chestnuts are in abundance, music is played and lanterns are lit and people enjoy tasting the new year’s wine. Traditionally this day is also the last day of the 40 days fast known as Quadragesima Sancti Martin, therefore a fantastic opportunity to eat, drink and be merry with the local residents.


Algarve fairs and markets
Algarve fairs and markets

Some wonderful places to visit include the peaceful tranquility of the Barragem de Bravura reservoir where you can take walks through the magnificent national forest and also admire the quaint architecture of the local village of Barao de Sao Joao.


Sierra do Monchique Algarve
Sierra do Monchique Algarve

Further inland you can immerse yourself in nature even more by heading into the Sierra de Monchique, where you are sure to be impressed by the dramatic mountainous landscape. The town of Monchique itself is also charming with little cafe’s and shops to explore. While you are there why not take a little detour to the little hamlet of Caldas de Monchique, where the ancient spa waters are said to have fantastic healing properties.

November is a brilliant time of year to visit the Algarve, and with fewer crowds you can enjoy your holiday at a relaxed pace, away from the hustle and bustle and stresses of everyday life. With its temperate climate, activities and sightseeing is far more pleasant, so you can really get out there and see the best that the Algarve has to offer.

This article is brought to you by Algarve Housing, the villa rental company for unique villas in the Algarve, Portugal. Please contact me for any more details regarding what to do in the Algarve in November or information regarding the villas we rent in the Algarve.


Warm regards,


Algarve Housing

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