What’s the weather like where you are? As the weather gets colder around the world, it isn’t crazy to want a little winter sun. The Algarve is home to amazing weather with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year and with temperatures in the winter never really hitting below 10 degrees. This is what makes this coastal city the best winter resort!
Just a few hours away from the capital, Lisbon, and with so many cheap international flights transporting you to this piece of paradise, here’s our top reasons why the Algarve is the perfect romantic getaway:
It’s home to so many Michelin restaurants
Fun fact: The Algarve is home to 6 of Portugal’s 14 Michelin restaurants! Now you know how the saying goes, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. Well why not leave the cooking to the pros and get your partner to fall in love with you (and the Algarve) all over again by tasting some of the best cuisine Portugal has to offer. Some of our top recommendations are: Vila Joya Restaurant and Ocean Restaurant, if you want some amazing food with amazing views of the sea.
You can swim here even in the winter time
The Algarve is home to 2 of Europe's top 25 beaches. This region is definitely the perfect place for you and your loved ones to relax, soak up the sun or get a feel of these top waves. Watersports are in abundance here so feel free to Kayak, parasail, snorkel and/or go scuba diving.
You can become one with nature
Now the Algarve is known for it’s amazing beautiful beaches and antique looking towns but did you know this region is also home to some amazing parks, forests and greenery? Places such as Mount Foia are renowned for their beautiful scenic woodland. Why not visit to be reunited with nature and book with us to take you there!
You can get down and dirty!
Now we’re sure you’ve already seen pictures of the incredible Benagil caves but would you believe me if I told you that pictures don’t do it justice? Located on the eastern part of the Algarve, this scenic spot alongside O Elephante in the Ponta de Piedade area is not to be missed! Visiting these caves are a must see in the Algarve and you can even go exploring inside them! To access them we advise taking a boat or kayaking to them.
You will be transported through time
Now we all know that there’s nothing more romantic than having a stroll through history and Faro’s old town is no exception. These beautiful streets are paved with stunning cobblestones with picturesque buildings and monuments on every corner. It’s the best place for a romantic stroll and that perfect Instagram pic!
You’ll see a whole new world!
Dolphins are one of the smartest and magnificent mammals alive! With a playful soul and a love for interacting with humans, it’s no surprise that many people would love to see dolphins themselves one day. Why not book a chance to see them and possibly fulfil a lifelong dream of your partners today?
It’s the perfect hideaway
Located in the east of the Algarve has been said to have one of the best beaches in the whole of Portugal. Though only 11 kilometres long, this island has breathtakingly beautiful white sand and crystal clear water and is a perfect piece of paradise to get away to with your partner.
You can make new memories
Cave de vinhos is a once in a lifetime opportunity, located 9 meters underground, this wine cellar is also a restaurant where you can dine on some of the finest food whilst enjoying some great wine too.
No one will judge you for day drinking
Speaking of wines, the Algarve not only has amazing food, but the wines here are also exquisite! In fact, the Algarve is home to some of the best wine in the world! We recommend you to try a bottle of Barranco Longo Blush Rose or Quinta dos Vales Dialog Red. We can take you to the Quinta dos Vales wine tasting experience, an award winning tour that we’re sure will get you feeling groovy.
You can feel free to get loose
Speaking of grooves, the Algarve has so many amazing open bars and restaurants that play live music in the evening. Just take a walk around and follow your ears.
Let us know where you end up in the comments below and we will pick you up!